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Engineer (Civil / Marine)

Job ID: 34049
Department: Engineering
Location: LaGuardia Airport


Reporting to the Senior Resident Engineer and/or an Assistant Resident or his designee, the Engineer will be responsible for the inspection of on-going construction projects to ensure compliance with contract specifications and drawings; preparation of construction costs estimates; evaluate project scopes, develop construction criteria, budgets for Construction Management services and construction schedules.

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare preliminary and detailed estimates; review of new construction of civil/marine projects and designs for rehabilitation of existing structures, roadways and associated work.  Review criteria including tolerances, dimensions, shapes and sizes, and determines the properties required in materials and feasible construction methods.
  • Development of preliminary conceptual design work and planning for Capital Improvement Projects and Major Work Programs.  Provide the Client Department with design alternatives and associated costs for future planning and funding of projects.
  • Preparation of contract closeout documents consisting of reviewing drawings, technical specifications, construction costs estimates, and purchase orders to meet the requirements of the Client Department within time schedules and budgets.
  • Ensure that projects are coordinated with other disciplines, Line Department facilities and outside entities (manufacturer’s representatives, utilities consulting engineers and contractors).  Minimize disruption of normal facility operations.
  • Ensure that Port Authority facilities are designed in accordance with the most advance technology available.

Additional Note:

  • This position will initially be located at the Resident Engineer’s Office for LaGuardia Airport, in Queens, New York but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District, depending upon CMD workload demands.
  • Applicant will be required to be fingerprinted and must be able to pass a background check and obtain a SIDA card per this Facility’s security requirement.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and/or related Sciences from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in new or existing civil/marine rehabilitation work with principal experience in heavy construction and airfield work.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Possess a Professional Engineer’s License (State of NY or NJ) and/or an electrical license.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Facility staff, Operations, and Maintenance staff.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Review of Construction drawings and Contract documents.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, and qualification among peers of permanent and consultant staff.
  • Experience should include ability to perform design calculations to verify general design criteria.
  • Proficiency in preparing contract drawings such as equipment layouts, plans, sections, details, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage, and prioritize multiple assignments with multiple disciplines.


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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