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Project Manager JFK Redevelopment

Job ID: 61747
Department: Aviation
Location: Jamaica, NY


About the Role


The Aviation Project Management division is primarily responsible for planning, managing and successfully delivering a portfolio of dozens of capital and operating projects across the airport system. Each project is managed with six core project management requirements – scope, schedule, budget, stakeholders, risk, and quality.   


The Aviation Project Manager (PM) is responsible for orchestrating the efforts of various internal and external stakeholders often with competing interests.  You will be responsible for overall technical knowledge and understanding of various assets including airside/landside/utility plants such as HVAC system/substations etc. 




Project Planning 

  •        Develop project plans, schedules, and budgets, considering the scope, objectives, and constraints of aviation projects. Identify key milestones and critical path activities.  
  •        Maintain project documentation including progress reports, change orders, and relevant records. 
  •        Allocate and manage project resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to ensure that project activities are carried out efficiently. 
  •        Perform asset management on projects ranging from aeronautical infrastructure to landside infrastructure, landscaping, to terminal infrastructure. 
  •        Collaborate and coordinate with "core facility” associates (Properties, Operations, Maintenance, etc.) as well as other internal and external airport stakeholders. 


Stakeholder Management: 

  •        Lead cross-functional project teams, including engineers, operations and maintenance staff, staff from other supporting departments including Finance, PM, or Law to provide direction, support, and motivation to foster high level team performance through completion. 
  •        Conduct regular team meetings to review project status, address challenges, and ensure alignment with project goals. 
  •        Collaborate with the airport's Engineering and Delivery Teams to integrate systems and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  •        Act as the primary point of contact for clients, regulatory bodies, and internal project teams. 
  •        Keep all stakeholders, including Senior/ executive, informed about project status progress and address any concerns or issues that arise. 


Quality Assurance and Risk Management: 

  •        Proactively identify and mitigate potential project risks, including technical, operational, and financial risks. 
  •        Ensure that all aviation projects meet safety regulations and standards established by relevant aviation authorities. Finalize projects, conduct post-project evaluations, and create final reports to assess the project's success and identify areas for improvement.  



Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program.  
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Experience working in and leading multi-disciplinary teams that includes internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Proven experience in delivering project and putting together project plans. 
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools. 
  • Any project management experience with a focus on but not limited to airport operations, infrastructure, maintenance operations, or aviation polices.  
  • Knowledge of aviation-related technologies, trends, safety, or quality standards.



Desired Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on engineering/architecture with additional qualification or experience in aviation management or related field.  
  • Direct project management experience with a focus on aviation projects (I.e.: aeronautical infrastructure (runways, taxiways, electronics, signage, lighting, etc.), landside infrastructure (roadways, parking, utilities (power, water, wastewater, etc.), landscaping, terminal infrastructure (roadway frontages, buildings, gates, etc.).  
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)   
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) or a Registered Architect (RA) in the State of New York or State of New Jersey.  
  • Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) 
  • Experience working with outside agencies (i.e. DOT’s and environmental, etc.)   
  • Working knowledge of FAA guidelines, including pavement design Advisory Circulars, pavement design software, current construction specifications, or airport construction safety plans



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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