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Staff Services Architect

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Job ID: 34862
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


While working under the supervision of a Principal Architect, and part of a project team, you will be responsible for performing duties related to planning (Pre-Stage I), preliminary design (Stage I), design development (Stage II), contract documents (Stage III), shop drawing review and post award design changes (Stage IV), building code review and cost estimating.  Assignments will include supervision and production of design tasks related to architectural deliverables, coordination with supervisors and other team members, coordination with other engineering disciplines, and interface with consultants as required. You will receive technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval of proposed project plans. Depending on the assignment, you may manage design consultants and perform technical audits. You may act as Project Architect on numerous assignments.


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

  • A four-year degree from an architectural program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Boards (NAAB). 
  • Minimum 4-10 years of experience in all phases of design, code analysis, estimating, and field inspection. 
  • Experience AutoCAD Architectural Desktop and/or Revit in its most recent release. 
  • A valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • A professional five-year or three-year Master’s Degree in architecture from an accredited university or college.
  • An architectural license in either the states of New York or New Jersey.  An interest in attaining licensure is highly desirable.
  • Strong technical skills and experience. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as well as the demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function in a team environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Agency’s Sustainable Building Design and Infrastructure Guidelines and LEED and/or LEED Certification.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, in addition to skills in Sketch-Up, Rhino, and/or other graphic software.

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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