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Project Manager

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Job ID: 33632
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


Reporting directly to the Senior Program Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing assigned projects throughout the PATH system as part of the Capital Projects Management Division (CPMD).  The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting and\or managing the various aspects of project life-cycle including initiation, development, implementation, closeout and control.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the authorization process and administers assigned projects through the agency’s processes for approvals.  Develops a comprehensive scope of work, schedule, and budget in discussions with the facility staff and obtains concurrence from PATH Superintendents. Prepares authorization documents, briefing folders, support materials, and presentations as necessary. Supports senior staff informational needs.
  • Provide for the formation of integrated project team for assigned projects.  Provides direction to the integrated project team demonstrating a clear and agreed upon scope of work.  Facilitates, manages and participates with the project team for on-site visits, field work and inspections.  (This involves PATH facility work areas, walking along the tracks, be in tight tunnel areas, climbing ladders and stairs, going up on bridges and rooftops, etc.). 
  • Conduct frequent face to face and on-site meetings with many different stakeholders to include facility forces, Superintendents, management, Engineering, vendors and contractors, etc.  Coordinate with other departments to retain the necessary internal and external resources, including appropriate professional services, to advance the assigned projects to conceptual/preliminary design and\or final design.  Develops project plans with detailed activity due dates and monitor the same for on-time performance.
  • Provide control and visits the sites frequently throughout the construction duration. Ensures engagement and coordination of the integrated project team, confirming that the information needs are met in a timely manner. Ensures full participation of the entire team, including consultants.  Witnesses construction at night and over the weekends and/or conduct off-hours site inspections throughout the project life cycle. 
  • Monitors status and ensures adherence to scope, schedule, budget and concurrence by stakeholders with design documents. Demonstrates strong planning, clarity of logic imposed and keeps cost and schedule variances within control.  Takes corrective action in a timely manner, notifying appropriate management, staff and consultants of issues requiring attention.  Negotiates, mediates, and resolves conflicts.  Prepares project status reports for supervisors, senior and executive staff on a periodic basis.  Provides for interactions with stakeholder in accordance with an agreed upon project plan to provide timely, accurate information. Advances projects through established milestones, developing and implementing recovery plans for unanticipated delays. 


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Architecture/Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibilities in design and/or construction, including progressively more responsible supervisory experience;
  • A valid Driver’s License


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Professional Engineers or Registered Architects license in NY or NJ; or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience in the design of electrical substations or major electrical distribution systems and/or rail systems;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities and handling of complex and challenging issues with sound judgment and personal accountability;
  • Knowledge and experience in project management or multi-disciplined design and construction projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead discussions to develop solutions on complex issues and ability to adapt easily to the demands of multiple diverse situations, and operate effectively in the face of uncertainty and change;
  • Ability to work independently as well as motivate others in a high-pressure environment with multiple assignments due within a tight timeframe;
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, ability to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Knowledge of Port Authority businesses and capital project management, financial systems, and administration; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and analytical skills.
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.  Because of the nature of the work, this role cannot be performed from home.

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

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.  Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world.  Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the regions transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.  Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off.  A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods.  Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment.


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

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