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Fire Protection Engineer

Job ID: 33330
Department: Engineering
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Under the direct supervision of a Supervising Engineer, the selected candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: performing technical duties focusing on maintaining a fire safe environment for the Port Authority (PA) employees, tenants, and patrons; performing field evaluation of physical conditions and of fire protection relevant to occupancy and construction at all PA facilities; conducting or witnessing annual and acceptance tests of fixed fire protection systems and equipment; reviewing and commenting on design documents (plans and specifications) for tenant and PA areas; participating in partial and final acceptance inspections to assure conformance with applicable codes and approved design documents; writing evaluation reports with recommendations for corrective actions; participating in special technical investigations or projects; performing as a fire protection engineering consultant.


Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform acceptance inspections/audits of new and/or restored fire protection systems and equipment.
  • Perform annual Post Construction Inspections/Tests of Fire Protection and Life Safety systems in existing buildings.
  • Prepare reports with recommendations for correction actions.
  • Perform design reviews of Fire Protection and Life Safety systems.
  • Be available to work outside of normal business hours as needed.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Professional Engineering License in NY & NJ
  • NICET certifications for Special Hazards
  • Fire Inspector Certification
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, prepare, and analyze technical reports
  • Strong, proven, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct field evaluations and make technical recommendations based on findings.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

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 $23 billion in annual wages and $80 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.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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