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Physical Plant Manager

Job ID: 61219
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: Lincoln Tunnel




Under the direct supervision of the General Manager, the Physical Plant Manager will be an integral part of the Lincoln Tunnel (LT) management team.  In the absence of the General Manager, the Physical Plant Manager may be responsible for the facility.  The Physical Plant Manager is fully responsible and accountable for managing all aspects of the performance of the Lincoln Tunnels’ maintenance, life safety systems, structural integrity, physical security issues/improvements, CCTV systems, environmental, sanitation, hazardous waste management, and construction programs including the coordination and prioritization of the AAMP Programs and the Capital Programs.


  • Assist the General Manager or designee in reviewing/commenting on documents and coordinating facility participation in the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement (PABTR) and Lincoln Tunnel Helix Replacement (LTHR) projects.
  • Management and development of Lincoln Tunnel snow and hurricane response/removal programs.
  • Oversight of facility maintenance unit and assets.
  • Developing, reviewing, and monitoring contracts
    • Overseeing the administration of these contracts.
    • Administration of Maintenance labor agreements and participation in Maintenance grievance and disciplinary hearings.
    • Supervision of Maintenance staff.
  • Evaluate maintenance systems data and related reports; identify facility improvement needs; coordinate/direct infrastructure renewal activities and capital projects with Project Management, Asset Management, and Engineering staff.
  • Preparation and management of unit budget.
  • Oversight of Facility Tenant Construction Alteration Process (TCAP), coordinating with Real Estate, providing direction and recommendations for internal and external Real Estate/Property Development initiatives as it relates to Port Authority infrastructure at and in the vicinity of the Lincoln Tunnel.
  • The successful candidate will work with the Lincoln Tunnel’s regional partners, including but not limited to NYCDOT, NYSDOT, and NJDOT, to coordinate any projects that may impact the LT and ensure that efforts are made to mitigate the impacts to the facility.




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


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Engineering or Architecture.
  • Minimum of 18 months of progressive management and supervisory experience in a maintenance environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse array of management, supervisory, and field staff, including demonstrated experience supervising unionized staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and guide critical facility infrastructure development, including all operational, security, and Public Safety needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrate a proven record of employing effective team building.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and evaluating contract drawings, tenant alteration applications, and blueprints to identify associated impacts on the facility and recommend alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under a variety of conditions, with the ability to maximize resources and operate independently; be reachable 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and have the ability to report to work expeditiously in response to facility emergencies, including snow alerts.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, understanding, and integrating customer service needs into daily decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches sensitive to organizational, community, and customer concerns.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills, with an ability to work effectively with diverse groups, such as tenants, contractors, vendors, and government, community, and industry officials.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting materials to senior staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Authority operating policies and procedures, including administration, budget, human resources, maintenance procedures, business planning, contract administration, and authorization.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills in labor agreements and disciplinary procedures.
  • PE or RA license



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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