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Senior Project Manager

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Job ID: 60579
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center



The Port Department is seeking a Senior Project Manager to join their Capital & Infrastructure Planning Unit. Reporting to the Manager, Port Infrastructure Planning, the selected candidate will be responsible for leading individual planning efforts in support of the Port Department’s infrastructure needs.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Under direction of the Manager, Port Infrastructure Planning, lead individual planning efforts, including but not limited to scoping, finalizing, and managing the procurement and execution of follow-on studies or analysis identified in the Port Master Plan 2050.
  • Support initiatives to evaluate and identify the future road, rail, waterway, and utility infrastructure development needs of the Port facilities in order to meet the projected cargo and passenger volumes expected in the next decade or more.
  • Review and evaluate technical work products and consultants’ deliverables.
  • Conduct field work and site visits at various Port facilities in New York and New Jersey.
  • As needed, represent the Port Authority in regional transportation related studies (passenger or freight), interagency workgroups and steering committees in the region, including occasional evening meetings.
  • Support the operation of New York New Jersey Rail (NYNJR) through projects as assigned, including but not limited to procurement of services, analysis of commercial and operating data, and the development of reports, budgets, and presentations as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders outside of the Department and the Agency, including but not limited to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Conrail, transportation agencies, tenants, and other such entities.
  • Support the Infrastructure Planning Unit through the management of select contracts including the Board Authorization process, tracking expenses, processing invoices and more. 
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to providing support to Infrastructure Planning group and Capital and Infrastructure Planning Unit as needed.



Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in transportation/logistics, urban planning, business, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university. 
  • 7+ years of experience in a governmental or private business setting in port/maritime, transportation/logistics, railroad operations, land use planning or another related field.
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background Check and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while meeting individual project milestones and deadlines.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in transportation/logistics, urban planning, business, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex planning projects with diverse stakeholders holding divergent interests.
  • Knowledge of PA authorization, project management, and procurement procedures.
  • Experience managing agreements or contracts.
  • Experience working with community stakeholders and engaging with the local community.
  • Knowledge of marine terminal and/or railroad development, operations, leasing/contracts, tariffs, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the Federal and/or State Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) processes.
  • Knowledge of operational planning, project planning and development, marine and freight rail planning, and intermodal concepts.
  • Knowledge of the supply chain and goods movement trade.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as part of a small team, working collaboratively to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations and public speaking to diverse groups, including both members of the public and executive leadership.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and cloud resources.
  • Experience with GIS and geospatial analysis.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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