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General Manager, New Jersey Marine Terminals 

Job ID: 38226
Department: Port
Location: New Jersey Marine Terminals


We are looking for dynamic, highly motivated, and energetic individual responsible for managing the entire function of NJ's Marine Terminals.  This indiviudal will report directly to the Deputy Port Director.  The General Manager is fully responsible and accountable for managing all aspects of the operation, maintenance, security, state-of good-repair improvements, and property management of the New Jersey Marine Terminals (Port Newark, Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, and Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal and Greenville Yard facilities).  This includes the management of all seaport facilities in conformance with the business and financial objectives of the Port Authority; developing short and long-range facility asset management plans; managing a large and diverse workforce consisting of both unionized and managerial personnel who are involved with day-to-day maintenance and operations of facilities; identifying capital and operating facility construction projects; and planning for and responding as needed to various emergencies and anomalous conditions in the port.  

This position is also responsible for coordinating with the Office of the Chief Security Officer in identifying, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring security initiatives that protect facility assets, employees, and customers.  The General Manager, New Jersey Marine Terminals will build and maintain effective working relationships with local government agencies, elected officials, municipalities, and community organizations.  The incumbent will coordinate with all tenants and port users to ensure all operations are fluid and do not negatively impact other operators, maximize traffic flow, meet the highest levels of safety, security, and risk management, and promote environmental sustainability and being a “good neighbor” to our host communities. 

The General Manager will ensure that state of the art technology is deployed throughout the facility to enhance facility safety, security, customer service, maintenance, and operations. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for human capital initiatives that include policy implementation, selection, training, discipline, and staff performance evaluations. The General Manager will ensure financial stewardship by meeting all financial performance goals, as well as satisfying departmental business plans, and performance objectives with a rigorous performance measurement program. 


  • Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree and have five to ten years of management experience at Port Authority facilities or operations or comparable experience. 
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license. 
  • 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 US Department of Homeland Security. 
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods. 


  • A graduate degree or professional license or port/maritime/logistics industry certifications. 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, and innovative thinking to advance operating efficiencies and productivity improvements including the ability to produce actionable recommendations for operations, physical infrastructure, systems and services, traffic flow, facility access, safety, reliability and customer satisfaction improvements. 
  • Demonstrated significant and increasingly responsible experience managing a large diverse workforce consisting of both managerial and unionized staff; experience administering labor contracts and promoting harmonious labor relations; and demonstrated ability to evaluate, select and motivate staff and project teams to achieve and maintain high performance through training and development. 
  • Proven project and resource management abilities with demonstrated experience establishing priorities, assessing trade-offs, resolving conflict, and mitigating risks in a manner that supports the facility capital program and/or private sector investment in Port infrastructure.
  • Proven leadership through persuasion, influence, and effective working relationships both within the organization and with outside interests and stakeholders; demonstrating an understanding of how to balance positive working relationships with community organizations consistent with Port Authority business objectives. 
  • Demonstrated range of in-depth business, technical and industry expertise that can be applied across the multiple disciplines of the Port Department including construction, maintenance and asset management programs, security, safety and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience developing operating budgets, monitoring financial performance, protecting existing revenue and generating ideas for new revenue sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex business, technical, financial, legal and political issues in a manner that engenders confidence, trust and support.
  • Experience preparing and delivering formal presentations on complex topics, and the ability to communicate leadership messages that instill in the audience a strong understanding of the intended message. 
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and managing safety and security programs that protect PA customers, employees, and infrastructure, and that provide a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for employees and customers.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry regulations including but not limited to the Port Authority Tariff / Rules and Regulations, New York Shipping Association, International Longshoremen's Association, US Customs and Border Protection, US Coast Guard, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, US Department of Environmental Protection, and knowledge of PA leases and lease enforcement.
  • Working knowledge of port labor contracts (International Longshoreman’s Association) and labor's impact on the facilities' competitive position. 
  • Working knowledge of PA budget and Board Authorization processes. 
  • Understanding of PA policies and procedures in the areas of financial planning, budgeting, major work projects, administration, labor agreements, maintenance contract administration, asset management, tenant construction and capital construction planning. 
  • Knowledge of PA project development, project management and the authorization process. 

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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