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Senior Marine Terminal Engineer

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Job ID: 61341
Department: Port
Location: Port Newark, NJ


This position is in Port Newark but occasional travel to other Port facilities will be required.

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 Department of Homeland Security. 



Reporting to the Physical Plant Manager, New Jersey Marine Terminals, this position will be responsible for working with New Jersey Marine Terminal tenants and consultants, acting as liaison with the Engineering Department and other Port Department units, managing, preparing, and administering facility work order contracts, and providing technical support to staff.  The selected candidate will handle a wide variety of responsibilities including but limited to:

  • Participate in field inspections and meetings on a regular basis to provide technical assistance to facility staff to resolve Structural Integrity / Safety related problems and monitor construction activities on adjacent properties to safeguard Port properties and operations.
  • Review contract specifications and drawings to incorporate facility’s comments.
  • Attend construction meetings; assisting with construction permits to contractors.
  • Attend partial and final inspections for construction projects.
  • Interceding to resolve facility maintenance and engineering technical situations.
  • Work with the Resident Engineer Office to facilitate immediate repairs.
  • Manage the NJMT structural integrity program.
  • Review QAD reports and taking immediate action on life safety issues.
  • Review of "Priority" repair items from the latest QAD Inspections and obtain status of all priority items from Project Managers and track them to completion.
  • Prepare scope, cost estimate and facility memorandum requests for work orders.
  • Assist and interact with Engineering Department and Project Managers in project development and design and work with local service providers to relocate utilities. 
  • Serve in the capacity as Facility Engineer, addressing day-to-day technical issues and concerns that impact tenant and/or facility operations and, as required, respond to facility structural emergencies, and determine and implement necessary corrective actions.




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


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Engineering, Architecture, or other related fields from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum five (5) years of engineering experience.
  • Must have completed all probationary periods at time of appointment to position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.




Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Proven ability to work independently and prioritize assignments during emergency response situations; be reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and ability to report to work expeditiously in response to facility emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing budgets or cost estimates and applying knowledge of financial guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches that are sensitive to organizational, community and customer concerns. 
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and persuade others to follow.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Port Authority tenant alteration review process, construction practices, New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, BOCA, NFPA, NEC and related codes
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating contract drawings, tenant alteration applications, and blueprints.
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize assignments and manage a large workload.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority operating policies and procedures, including those related to budgeting, staffing, maintenance procedures, contract administration, MJs, MAs, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience in presenting materials to both internal and external staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish plans, set priorities, coordinate activities, and manage time.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels.
  • Knowledge, experience, and skills in utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, GIS, and CADD
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge in construction and Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize limited resources to achieve desired goals.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering
  • A Professional Engineer License (Civil Engineering) in NY or NJ is desirable.



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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