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Senior Resident Engineer - JFK Redevelopment (Project)

Job ID: 36916
Department: Engineering
Location: JFK Airport


Reporting to the Engineer of Construction (EOC), the Senior Resident Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of various redevelopment construction contracts and initiatives being performed at JFK airport. Contract delivery methods will include Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Multi Bid Work Orders and Tenant Alteration Applications.  

The Senior Resident Engineer will act as the Lead Engineer Architect (LEA) for Stage IV design and construction and oversee the schedule and budget in adherence to the contracted scope.  Managing the day-to-day contractor activities will include coordination with Facility Operations, monitoring construction inspections, and performing contract administration procedures to assure that construction is completed within budget and the contractual schedule, and that construction is performed safely and in accordance with all approved documents.  The Senior Resident Engineer will also coordinate and resolve any conflicts with various Airlines and their perspective redevelopment scope. 

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervising a staff of Engineers, Inspectors, Administrators and CM staffers who assure the overall quality of the installed product. 
  • Monitoring contractor adherence to plans, specifications and approved shop drawings; assuring construction methods are properly coordinated with Facility Operations and are performed safely; administering contracts within PA standards; investigating construction problems and determining the need for extra work.
  • Representing the Engineer of Construction during their absence in facilitating office correspondence, including, but not limited to, contract changes, approving contractors’ work and verifying payment applications, reviewing daily narratives and special inspection reports.
  • As the Stage IV Lead Engineer Architect (LEA), responsible for overall construction schedule and Stage IV staff and construction budget expenditures including approval of payments to contractors, the negotiation of change orders and the settlement of potential contractor claims.
  • Reporting regularly on construction project status to the Engineer of Construction and Executive staff members, as requested.
  • Following and enforcing Construction Management Division’s administrative procedures and policies.

Additional Information:  This project position will initially be located at John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens, NY for the Resident Engineer’s Office, but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District, depending on CMD workload demands.  

This is a long-term Project position associated with JFK Airport RedevelopmentThis is expected to last three (3) years with a possible extension. All employees who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Check as mandated by 49CFR 152 and will be required to obtain an Airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) ID Card with Airfield Driving Privileges.


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

  • Must possess a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of Construction Management experience at the time of appointment to the position, including five (5) years’ experience as an Assistant Resident Engineer or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience managing a staff of Engineers and Construction professionals as an Assistant Resident Engineer.
  • Must be a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect in New York or New Jersey and/or be Certified Construction Manager (CCM). A credit of 1 year of service will be considered for anyone who is a registered Professional Engineer.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Construction Management Division (CMD) strategies, processes and procedures; especially in roadway/bridge construction and airfield work.
  • Experience in the management of design-build contracts is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills as evidenced from experience in managing and settling contractor disputes.
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring actual expenditures and schedules against budgets and forecasts.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and coordinating Port Authority construction projects at active facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of consultants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WINTRAK.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the eRAMP process, along with efforts to maintain current reviews for each subordinate.

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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