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Program Manager, Aviation Technology & Innovation

Job ID: 39235
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking a Program Manager with demonstrated strong technical, communication, planning, and organizational skills. 

The Program Manager, Aviation Technology & Innovation (ATI) will be part of a team that transforms technology through the Aviation Digital Program at Port Authority’s airports. These airports as a whole form the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic with 140 million annual passengers. The Aviation Digital Program will help achieve the Department’s vision of being a World Class Operator of World Class Airports.

Reporting to the Manager, ATI, the Program Manager, ATI will collaborate within Aviation and with our airport partners to develop, implement, and support cost-effective business solutions and promote technological innovation at our airports.

As a key member of the ATI team, the Program Manager’s role will be to:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Aviation Digital Program that supports the strategic direction and technology priorities for new terminal development programs and existing operations. 
  • Advise on policy and strategies related to new technology, communications, systems, security, asset management, etc. for day-to-day operations and redevelopment projects.
  • Assist with fostering a culture of technological collaboration, continuous innovation and transparency with our airline and terminal operator partners, and among our major airports. 
  • Participate in the delivery a “living” IT Master Plan for all of Aviation.
  • Conduct market research on latest airport technology innovations that have potential to be adopted on our airports. 
  • Program manage a suite of innovative technology projects. 


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technology or information systems with implementation of new systems, troubleshooting problems and developing technological innovation.
  • 10 years of experience in technology or information systems with implementation of new systems, troubleshooting problems and developing technological innovation.can be substituted for a degree


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Digital and technological literacy and the ability to engage effectively with technical staff, suppliers, and stakeholders.
  • Experience with IT governance, information management and data policy and standards, policies for technology life cycle (acquisition, maintenance, disposal), and IT architecture.
  • Familiarity with project management tools and software.
  • Experience managing multiple projects towards a strategic vision.
  • Knowledge of enterprise-wide applications that allow the reuse and sharing of components, such as engineering systems, databases, web services, and document management systems. 
  • Knowledge of latest technological innovations that may be applicable to the aviation industry.
  • Strong leadership capability, demonstrated through the ability to manage, develop, and motivate diverse teams to achieve high performance.
  • Experience with communicating at all levels of an organization, from field staff to executive staff.

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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