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Structural Engineer

Job ID: 61862
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 include many of the busiest and most important transportation assets in the country. Reporting to a Senior Structural Engineer, and working closely with a Principal Engineer the successful candidate will provide structural engineering design services including the design of new, and rehabilitation or expansion of existing structures for all phases of a project, from conceptual design, through construction. The Port Authority is in the early phase of several multi-billion dollar major rehabilitation projects, at Airport, Bridges, Rail and Port facilities. This position plays critical roles in in-house design as well as in review of consultant prepared work.


As a member of the Structural Engineering Design Division, the Structural Engineer will be responsible for professional design services including: 

  • Developing creative design solutions.
  • Preparing contract drawings, design computations, writing specifications and cost estimates for new facility structures, and for the repair or expansion of existing structures.
  • Ensuring technical integrity, safety, efficiency maintainability with sound design details and concepts.
  • Reviewing contractor construction submittals and consultant design submittals.
  • Preparing engineering reports.
  • Evaluating field conditions and structural deficiencies.
  • Coordinating and conducting field inspections related to design projects and ensuring projects are coordinated with other disciplines, Line Department facilities, and outside stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (with concentration in Structural Engineering) from an ABET four-year accredited engineering college or university.
  • Minimum of four years of experience primarily in design and contract document preparation.
  • Experience 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.
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain a driver’s license within the first 6-months of employment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency in preparing contract drawings and structural inspection experience.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline design team.
  • Sound understanding of construction engineering.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of building codes and their reference standards, such as NYC Building Code, IBC code (NJ), AASHTO Specifications for Highway Bridges
  • Ability and credentials required to obtain a Professional Engineer license in the State of NY or NJ within two years of employment.

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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