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2019 Major Capital Projects Associate Program

Job ID: 34496
Department: WTC Construction
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Major Capital Projects Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking for future leaders in Engineering and Construction Management to join the Major Capital Projects (MCP) Associates Program. This is a unique program and a distinctive opportunity within the Major Capital Projects Department.

About Major Capital Projects:
MCP is responsible for delivering a number of active Port Authority projects totaling approximately $70 billion, which include the World Trade Center Construction, the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, the Port Authority Bus Terminal replacement and many of the future megaprojects critical to the region.

About the Program:
The MCP Associates Program is a two-year program where Associates spend their first year rotating across different aspects of major capital delivery, encompassing both construction and project management, designed to expose Associates to the various functions within MCP Department. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment within the MCP Department.

The MCP Department is responsible for some of the largest projects in the region. As an Associate, you will have frequent opportunities to work alongside seasoned professionals helping you in building your professional credentials while giving you the opportunity to serve the public and improve the region’s transportation infrastructure. Throughout the program, the Associates will have opportunities to participate in educational and professional development sessions, training, and partner with senior management as part of the mentoring program.

Associates will have the opportunity to rotate through the following areas:

  • Construction Management – management, supervision, inspection and administration of active construction projects and/or work orders
  • Project Management – management of scope, budget and schedule for conceptual design, preliminary design and final design of construction projects and/or work orders
  • Safety Management – management and supervision of construction safety requirements
  • Cost Control Group – management and development of project financials, including budgeting, estimating, tracking and payments
  • Tenant Construction Group – management, supervision and inspection of tenant construction projects
  • Procurement and Claims Group – management of project procurement and evaluation of construction claims
  • Planning – manage the planning for the upcoming MCP large projects

At the conclusion of the rotations, Associates will then be permanently placed within the Major Capital Projects Department in either a Construction Management or Project Management role.


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a related field. This could include experience in design, construction, project management.


  • We seek to hire recent graduates of Bachelor and Master degree programs who have studied the following disciplines: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical/Power Engineers, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Safety Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Urban Planning, or any other related field.

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

  • To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end. Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion. Alternatively, you can visit and utilize the search bar by entering Keyword 2019 Major Capital Projects Associates Program
  • Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion

The deadline to apply for the Major Capital Projects Associates Program is Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. 


  • Please note that all applicants will be reviewed once the posting closes
  • Round 1 interviews are scheduled for mid-late April
  • Round 2 interviews are planned for early May
  • We are hoping to welcome the 2019 Major Capital Project Associates in June

*This timeline is subject to change.

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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