Job ID: 61214
Location: 4 World Trade Center
About the Engineering & Architecture Associates Program:
The Engineering & Architecture Associates Program is a two-year rotational program at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey open to Engineering and Architecture students who are receiving a bachelor’s or master’s degree between September 2023 and May 2024. During their first year, Associates rotate through different Engineering/Architecture disciplines in both construction and design. Associates also rotate through different Port Authority facilities, like: George Washington Bridge; Holland Tunnel; JFK Airport; LaGuardia Airport; Lincoln Tunnel; Newark Airport; PATH; World Trade Center; and more. In their second year, Associates focus on the discipline they applied for. In addition to gaining hands-on experience and becoming part of the team in each rotation, the Engineering & Architecture Associates Program also provides mentorship, professional development, training, networking, and facility tours.
Even though this is a rotational program, Associates are full-time, permanent employees with a yearly salary and benefits. After successful completion of the program, Associates are promoted to Associate Engineer/Architect. As of 2023, there are close to 200 program alumni still working at the agency. Most Associates grow their careers within the Engineering Department (we have Associates who have rose to Chief positions) while others transition to engineering roles in other departments like: Aviation; Operations Services; Major Capital Projects; PATH; Planning & Regional Development; Port; Sustainability; Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals; World Trade Center; and more.
The 2024 cohort is expected to start in the beginning of June.
About the Traffic Design Division:
Traffic Engineering is a dedicated and diverse group of transportation professionals that oversees and supports various transportation functions within the Port Authority including planning, design, operations, safety, modeling, data analytics, technologies, and real-time transportation management. These services are provided in support of the operations of all Port Authority facilities and to conceive, enable, and execute the delivery of all state-of-good-repair projects and major agency programs. Traffic Engineering serves as the unofficial Department of Transportation of the Port Authority and it has the unique and critical responsibility to establish and implement the rules and regulations for vehicular traffic on all Port Authority roadways.
While there’s no typical day for an Associate because rotations vary, some examples of responsibilities related to the Traffic Design Division include:
Examples of Rotations for a Traffic Design Associate:
The most recent rotations have included: Traffic Safety Improvement Program; Transportation Technologies Group; Traffic Operations & Customer Experience; Traffic Planning & Project Delivery; Major Redevelopment Program; Construction Management; Materials; and Civil Design.
How To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is Thursday, November 30, 2023.
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.
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.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.