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Program Manager - Airport Noise

Job ID: 35672
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority operates three of the busiest commercial airports in the U.S. and the busiest general Aviation airport in the Northeast. The Port Authority is completing comprehensive airport noise studies pursuant to 14 CFR Part 150 of the FAA’s airport noise regulations for four of our airports. The studies will identify measures to abate and mitigate noise associated with these airports. The Aviation Department is seeking an experienced professional to conclude the studies and pursue development of the noise abatement procedures that will be recommended in the studies.

Reporting to the Noise Office Manager, the Program Manager, Airport Noise will be responsible for  the completion of the on-going 14 CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Studies for John F. Kennedy International (JFK), and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. They are also responsible for development and administration of the noise abatement procedures and Fly Quiet Program. The Program Manager, working alongside the Port Authority’s Air Traffic Manager and Noise Office, will serve as a liaison with the FAA, airlines, airport roundtables, elected officials, community members for the implementation of the comprehensive noise abatement program for Port Authority airports. 

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the completion of the Part 150 Studies for JFK and LGA airports by managing the consultant team. The day-to-day responsibilities will include: manage contract; review consultant deliverables for quality and completeness; track project schedule and budget; review and approve invoices; periodically meet with consultant and FAA to track study progress; respond to FAA comments and inquiries; oversee facilitation of community and stakeholder meetings; prioritize study's recommendations; lead implementation of approved noise abatement measures; and other tasks as needed to complete the 14 CFR Part 150 studies and support noise abatement.  

  • Lead the development and implementation of noise abatement procedures working in consultation with airlines, FAA, local community officials, airport roundtable members.  Serve as principle representative for the Port Authority regarding noise abatement procedures and all interactions with various stakeholders.

  • Lead the development, implementation, and management of the Fly Quiet Program for JFK, LGA, EWR, and TEB airports. Manage the consultant contract for the Fly Quiet Program including manage project scope, develop and oversee budget, production of deliverables pursuant to project schedules, stakeholder engagement (including public presentations) and reporting.

  • Provide oversight for the preparation of quarterly Fly Quiet Program reports including noise data, operations data, compliance with noise abatement procedures and various other metrics for airline operators.

  • Meet with federal, state and local government representatives of areas affected by airport noise, as needed, regarding the implementation of noise abatement procedures and explaining the implications and limitations of aircraft noise reduction measures for the affected areas.

  • Participate in public meetings on airport-related noise abatement issues; respond to inquiries related to the noise abatement procedures and the Fly Quiet Program.

  • Investigate current and potential aircrafts noise issues; analyze complex noise abatement and technical data.

  • Review and evaluate the noise impact of proposed operational noise abatement procedures concerning flight path and/or air space changes.

  • Maintain effective relations with the public, air carriers, pilots, general aviation representatives, community groups, governmental agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Keep abreast of the latest regulations, and technology governing airport noise abatement.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation Management, Environmental Science, Engineering, Urban Planning, Environmental Policy, Public Administration or a closely related field.
  • Five years of program or project management experience (including contract management), of which at least two years are in the aviation sector dealing with air traffic and aircraft noise (e.g., working with aircraft flight procedures, airspace design, aircraft noise, and aviation regulations).
  • Experience with FAA Regulations related to airspace and aircraft noise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve challenges and conflicts, as necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using PC based applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and collaborative skills. Able to communicate complex technical issues to the layperson.
  • Able to work independently; exercise sound judgment; and comfortable in a public-facing position.
  • Ability to attend public meetings, often at night.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • The ideal candidate will have progressively increasing responsibilities in airport or transportation noise abatement issues, including experience with airport or transportation noise mitigating activities, noise related activity analysis, and public engagement.
  • Work experience related to: 14 CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Study; community engagement, including leading or participating in public hearings, public meetings; responding to stakeholder comments/complaints; modern computer systems and technology applications related to airport operations (e.g. flight tracking systems, databases, operations management systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge of aircraft performance including noise characteristics; general airport operations and the principles of aviation; acoustics, decibel levels and sound transmission; flight procedures in NY/NJ airspace.
  • Demonstrated success in navigating a complex organization’s structure, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaboration, teamwork and creativity to solve problems in a fast-paced project setting.

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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