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Manager, Construction Standards and Inspection

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Job ID: 61709
Department: Engineering
Location: Jersey City, NJ


About the Role


Reporting to the Chief of Quality Assurance, the successful candidate manages staff of Engineers, Architects, and Inspectors performing Quality Assurance audit of construction and field records during stage IV for all PA contracts, Tenant Alteration Applications, Redevelopments, and Major Capital Projects. You will also confirm successful completion of construction projects in accordance with the approved design documents and applicable codes; Confirm successful Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety (FPLS) systems, and Vertical Transportation (VT) systems before occupancy or use. The successful candidate will also Issue Permits to Occupy or Use for all projects and Certificates of Completion for all PA Contracts; Manage the Post Construction Inspection (PCI) program to perform annual inspections of FPLS systems for all PA and Tenant maintained buildings (over 900 Bldgs.) and all VT systems (over 1500 units), as well as Boilers and Refrigeration systems;  Issue PCI reports to facility managers monthly for corrective action(s). 




  • Audit construction inspections and testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety (FPLS) systems to confirm conformance with the approved design documents and applicable codes.
  • Participate during installation and testing of Vertical Transportation systems, including elevators and escalators to confirm conformity to the applicable codes.
  • Document non-conforming construction issues and follow up for satisfactory disposition.
  • Perform record audits of PA Contracts, including Special Inspections (SI), FPLS Test Reports and SI Checklists
  • Issue Temporary Permits to Occupy or Use and Report on Audit Conformance with recommendation for issuing the Certificate of Completion and a Permit to Occupy or Use
  • Perform annual inspections of all FPLS, VT systems, and Boilers to confirm the existing systems/equipment are operating safely for both PA and tenant-maintained systems/equipment


Minimum Qualifications


  • The Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Architecture
  • Management experience responsible for inspection and testing of civil, structural, mechanical, and fire protection systems
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationship with peers and all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to reach sound judgment effectively
  • Valid Driver’s license



Desired Qualifications


  • Professional Engineering and/or Registered Architect License in NY & NJ
  • Master of Science in Engineering or Architecture



Selection Process

The application process varies by position, but typically includes an initial phone interview for qualified candidates, followed by a more in-depth interview(s) and/or assessment(s). Selected candidates who are made a conditional job offer will be asked to undergo a background check.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive benefits package, hybrid work options for many positions, and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.


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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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