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Senior Engineer, Structural

Job ID: 61867
Department: Engineering
Location: New York, NY


About the Role

Join one of the most diverse and innovative engineering design teams with multiple specialties within the transportation sector. The Port Authority’s airports, ports, ferries, tunnels, bridges, bus terminals and rail transportation systems are important transportation links in the region. Reporting to the Principal for Waterfront Structures and working closely with the Chief Structural Engineer, the successful candidate will provide structural engineering design services for the Authority’s Port Facilities, including Port Elizabeth, Port Newark, Port Jersey, Brooklyn Marine Terminal, New York New Jersey Rail, and Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. For all phases of a project, from conceptual design, through construction. The Authority is in the early phase of planning of a multi-billion-dollar major rehabilitation of their Port Waterfront structures. This position plays a critical role in in-house design, as well as in review of consultant prepared work. 


This position will be located at 4 WTC, 150 Greenwich St., 20th Fl., New York, NY


As a member of the Structural Engineering Design Division, the Senior Structural Engineer will report to the Principal Structural Engineer, of the Port Facilities group, and will be responsible for professional design services for Port and Ferry Transportation services including:

  • Developing project scope of work and structural design criteria, and lead structural design projects.
  • Preparing and coordinating engineering reports, contract drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for new facilities and for the repair of existing structures.
  • Review of consultant and contractor submittals and ensuring that consultant designs conform to the scope of work, codes and Port Authority Standards.
  • Coordination of design projects with other design disciplines, ensuring minimal disruption of facility operations, through staging and construction sequencing.
  • Providing engineering support during construction and assist the Principal Engineer with the overall professional development and motivation of staff members.
  • Coordinate and conduct field inspections related to design work, and evaluate field conditions and structural deficiencies.
  • Estimating remaining useful design life of structures.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (with concentration in Structural Engineering) from an ABET four-year accredited engineering college or university.
  • Valid Professional Engineer license in the State of NY and/or the State of NJ.
  • 10+ years of professional structural design experience, including supervisory experience on both small scale and major design projects. 
  • Design experience with waterfront structures, pier construction and rehabilitation (structural integrity), pile supported structures, or similar projects. 
  • Working knowledge of local codes in the New York and New Jersey area including AASHTO Specifications for Highway Bridges, NYC Building Code, IBC code (NJ), UBC code and Unified Facilities Criteria, as well as ACI 318, AISC (steel construction manual), and demonstrated knowledge and education necessary to properly apply provisions of these codes.
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to attain one within 6 months of employment. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong conceptualization, problem solving, decision- making and conflict resolution skills from experience in routine and large-scale transportation projects.
  • Sound understanding of construction and engineering design principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Proficiency in preparing design reports, contract drawings, cost estimates and technical specifications.
  • Proficiency in the use of software including but not limited to structural design (SAP, ETABS, STAAD, RISA, or similar), modeling (AUTOCAD, REVIT, or similar), and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Structural inspection experience.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including experience making presentations to staff and outside stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline design team.
  • Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from an ABET four-year accredited engineering college or university.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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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