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Manager, Port Physical Plant

Job ID: 36881
Department: Port
Location: New York Marine Terminals


The New York Marine Terminal is looking for a Manager, Port Physical Plant to join their team! Under the direct supervision of the Deputy General Manager of the New York Marine Terminal (NYMT), you will be an integral part of the NYMT management team.  In the absence of the General Manager and Deputy General Manager, the Manager, Port Physical Plant may be responsible for the facility. 

You’d be responsible for driving the facility’s Capital and Operating Major Works Programs, coordinating infrastructure renewal activities and capital projects with Project Management and Engineering staff and coordinating the facility’s input in the department’s Business Plan.  The Manager, Port Physical Plant will also manage the Tenant Alteration Application and construction process for NYMT tenants and operating entities.

The Manager, Port Physical Plant is fully responsible and accountable for a wide variety of activities including:

  • Manage all aspects of the performance for facilities maintenance, life safety systems, structural integrity, CCTV and access control systems, environmental, hazardous waste management, sanitation and construction programs
  • Lead performance and completion of facility customer service plans and physical security issues and improvements, coordination and prioritization of the Capital Program and Operating Major Works Program; and managing physical security issues and improvements.
  • Direct the administration of disciplinary hearings, supervision of maintenance labor agreements, and oversight of service contracts

In an effort to advance the state of good repair and extend the useful life of the facility’s infrastructure, the incumbent will direct a wide variety of activities including:

  • Maintenance of facility assets; developing, reviewing and monitoring maintenance contracts and overseeing the administration of these contracts;
  • Administration of maintenance labor agreements and supervision of Maintenance staff, proper utilization of personnel, participation in maintenance grievance and disciplinary hearings, evaluating maintenance systems data and related reports;
  • Working with Project Management and Engineering staff to identify infrastructure and capital projects for the NYMT; managing all snow removal, weather-related events and emergency response activities of maintenance staff. 
  • Preparation and monitoring of the facility’s the maintenance budget.

The Manager, Port Physical Plant must have a solid understanding of the principles of enterprise asset management to lead the maintenance unit in the optimal lifecycle management of the physical assets from their design, construction, and commissioning, through their operations and maintenance, and to the decommissioning and/or replacement of plant/equipment and facilities.  The Manager, Port Physical Plant will lead NYMT maintenance staff through changes in practices and business processes to leverage the benefits of migrating to a new asset management system


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible management experience preferably in an operating and maintenance environment with three (3) years’ experience supervising unionized staff
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Available to respond to the facility 24/7 on weekends and holidays, as needed to address emergencies, including adverse weather conditions.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by the Department of Homeland Security.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under a variety of conditions, with the ability to maximize resources and operate independently; be reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can report to work expeditiously in response to facilities emergencies including adverse weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff with diverse trade skills in a field environment, including demonstrated experience supervising professional maintenance staff, with a proven record of employing effective team building.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and provide direction for critical facility infrastructure development, inclusive of all operational, security and Public Safety needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and evaluating contract drawings and tenant alteration applications/submitted documents to identify associated impacts on the facility and recommend alternatives.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, understanding and integrating customer service needs into day-to-day decision making.
  • Experience with developing Maintenance Rosters and procedures and familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems and their development, configuration and set-up.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches that are sensitive to organizational, community and customer concerns.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills, with an ability to work effectively with diverse groups, such as tenants, contractors, vendors, and government, community and industry officials.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting materials to senior staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Authority operating policies and procedures, including those related to administration, budget, human resources, maintenance procedures, business planning, contract administration, and the authorization process.
  • Experience working at a marine terminal or waterfront facility.  
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and knowledge of disciplinary procedures.
  • PE or RA license

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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

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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