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Senior Project Manager

Job ID: 38838
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is seeking a Sr. Project Manager to join its team at the Journal Square Transportation Center located in Jersey City, NJ.  The  selected candidate will be responsible for managing assigned projects throughout the PATH system as part of the Capital Projects Management Division (CPMD).  You will be responsible for supporting and\or managing the various aspects of project life cycle including initiation, development, implementation, closeout and control.  The selected candidate will function as liaison with key staff in resolution of conflicts among both internal and external project stakeholders that may impede project success. The ideal candidates will demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Development of a comprehensive scope of work, schedule, and budget in discussions with facility staff and obtains concurrence from various stakeholders
  • Leading the authorization process and administers assigned projects through the Agency’s gating processes for advancement by preparing authorization documents, briefing folders, support materials, and presentations as necessary
  • Leads the formation of integrated project team for assigned projects and provides clear direction, through project plans, to team to meet all delivery goals
  • Facilitates, manages, and participates with the project team for on-site visits, field work and inspections including off-hour and weekends when necessary.  Site work includes PATH facility work areas, and requires walking along the tracks, tight tunnel areas, climbing ladders, stairs, bridges, and rooftops, etc. 
  • Conducts frequent meetings with all stakeholders including facility forces, management, Engineering, vendors, and contractors, etc. 
  • Coordinate efforts to acquire the necessary internal and external resources, including appropriate professional services, to advance the assigned projects through their life cycle
  • Monitors project status to ensure adherence to scope, schedule, budget, and concurrence by stakeholders in the development of the design and construction documents
  • Negotiates, mediates, and resolves conflicts. Takes corrective action in a timely manner and escalates matters for resolution where required 
  • Prepare project status reports for supervisors, senior and executive staff on a periodic basis 
  • Advances projects through established milestones, developing and implementing recovery plans for unanticipated delays 



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

  • Bachelors’ degree in Architecture/Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in project management, design and/or construction, including progressively more responsible supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience in project management in an active railroad environment
  • Knowledge of train control systems and railroad operations
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Ability to navigate difficult discussions and positions, including ability to adapt to uncertainty and change
  • Experience in working independently under high pressure conditions delivering high profile projects with time bound deadlines
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, ability to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience preparing meeting summaries, communicating with stakeholders, and providing status updates                             
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and analytical skills




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

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.  Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world. Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the region's transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.  Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off.  A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods.  Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment. Commitment to attendance is expected and required.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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