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Materials Engineer

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Job ID: 60718
Department: Engineering
Location: Jersey City, NJ



Reporting to the Chief of Materials Engineering, and under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Physical Testing, the Materials Engineer will be responsible for conducting concrete and asphalt sampling, inspections, testing, and analyses in support of Port Authority of NY & NJ contracts and programs. Inspections include concrete reinforcement, placement, compaction and curing, grouting, asphalt placement and compaction. Testing includes fresh concrete, grout and asphalt. The position is primarily for field work, but may include some laboratory work as necessary, including concrete strength and permeability, grout and asphalt. Knowledge of ASTM and AASHTO testing standards and hands-on familiarity with inspection and testing procedures and equipment is required for quality acceptance of concrete, grout and asphalt construction.


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

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in science, engineering, construction management or construction/engineering technology
  • In lieu of a degree, 6 or more years of concrete and asphalt experience will be considered.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (10-year background check) for restricted airport work.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in concrete, grout and asphalt inspection, sampling and testing
  • Completed OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Training
  • Certified as an ACI Level I Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • Certified as an ACI Level II Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • Certified by the New Jersey Society of Asphalt Technolo­gists (NJSAT) as an HMA Construction Technologist, Asphalt Plant Technologist Level 1 and Level 2


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated skills for problem solving, negotiation, conflict resolution and ability to recommend innovations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and experienced in the overall quality of concrete and asphalt construction
  • Certified as an ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspector
  • Certified to operate a nuclear density gauge
  • Certified as a NICET Level 2 in Construction Materials Testing Soils and ACI Aggregate 1

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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