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Program Director

Job ID: 38767
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to the Assistant Director, Asset Management, the Program Director will be responsible for managing and delivering a portion of the department’s Capital and Operating (Agency Major Maintenance Program) Programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage in a multi-program/ multi-project environment; providing assistance, direction and guidance to project management staff in the development of comprehensive programs/projects aligned with agency objectives, budgets, and the Department's Business Plan.
  • Provide a vision and leadership to project management staff consistent with the vision and objectives of the Port Authority and the TB&T Department. Motivate staff ensuring the highest level of staff capabilities and contributions aligned with the Project Management Office and industry best practices.
  • Develop strategies to support the success of the program/project plans, managing change and reprioritization of projects as required.
  • Work closely with the TB&T Asset Management units, the facility General Managers and Physical Plant Managers, and the Engineering Department in the project prioritization and programming, and Capital Program development.
  • Drive delivery of the Capital Program and the Agency Major Maintenance Program by working closely with senior TB&T and Engineering Department staff, as well as senior staff from Law, Procurement and other key staff departments to quickly resolve potential significant issues to ensure the project delivery that achieve scope, schedule and financial completion.
  • Ensure that all related documentation is accurate and provides the proper  level of information to facilitate all internal reviews and final approval for Port Authority Authorization processes; including any reviews by Capital Program Oversight Committee (CPOC), Office of the Secretary (OSEC) and Board as required.
  • Ensure that program and performance measures, including Agency capital metrics, are met and mitigation plans are developed and followed as necessary.
  • Ensure that the various periodic TB&T program status reports for agency executive staff are up-to-date and contain the required key information.



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

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Management, Planning, or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible project management and/or engineering experience in delivering complex transportation related infrastructure and technology  projects of various scale and through the different phases of design, procurement and construction.
  • Demonstrated ability developing successful strategies to achieve broad program and business goals and understanding the impacts on various key stakeholders both within and outside the Port Authority.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating and managing projects and resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority capital planning, authorization and management process and procedures.
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus and to make recommendations.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact with Port Authority staff at all levels, supporting departments, consultants and outside agencies and stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • A Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license is desirable.
  • A certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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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