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Project Manager Aviation Priority Projects

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Job ID: 61197
Department: Aviation
Location: New York, NY



Reporting to the Senior Program Manager for Aviation Priority Projects, the Project Manager will be working on assigned capital, operating and sustainability projects to upgrade/enhance/install airport infrastructure at various PA airports. As a technical project manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for managing the various aspects of project life cycle from conception to completion and serve as project lead on Stewart International Airport (SWF) and Teterboro Airport (TEB) projects. The project manager shall also provide high-level oversight for sustainability projects at all PA airports (LGA, JFK, EWR, SWF, TEB).

 This is an excellent opportunity for an early to mid-career professional looking to build a career in A/E/C industry and grow within the organization while learning from aviation experts.

 Overall responsibilities include management of the various aspects of project life-cycle including but not limited to project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling and closing for each assigned project. In addition, the candidate will engage the Engineering Department in planning and design efforts for various projects identified by Aviation.  The position requires a strong technical background as well as operational awareness to effectively implement projects in the operating environment of an airport.


Duties will include:

  • Day to day project management including but not limited to project planning/initiation, site visits, attend and organize meetings, resolve technical issues in coordination with Facility and Engineering technical leads, etc.
  • Review design/construction documents including cost estimates and schedules for bidding.
  • Ensure the timely completion of projects within scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Establish and monitor project schedules and budgets.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Ensure all required permits or agreements with regulatory authorities are secured.



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

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 3 years of experience in design, construction and/or project management.
  • Experience serving as task lead on Architecture, Engineering and Construction Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel to various airports for meetings and/or site visits.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Check as mandated by 49 CFR 1542 and will be required to obtain and maintain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) ID card. SIDA access and airfield driving, and escort privileges also require SIDA training and successful completion of a SIDA test.



The ideal candidate will present the following profile:

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Familiarity with PA project management process (work orders, Tenant Construction Alteration Process (TCAP), etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Ability to lead or moderate technical discussions with PA Engineering leads and Facility.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, engineering design, architecture, and/or construction fields including establishment of project plans, setting priorities, and incorporating facility operations and security requirements into project plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physical plants/assets, analysis of problem, obtaining the necessary resources from the various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and influencing diverse work groups and project teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in decision-making, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of capital planning and assessment, cost-benefit and life cycle cost analyses, project planning and development, and risk management protocols.



How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a 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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