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Program Manager, Airport Noise Programs

Job ID: 40435
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


  • Lead the effort for updating the Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs), including but not limited to the following responsibilities: develop contractor’s scope of work; procurement of a consultant contract; provide technical and managerial oversight for the consultant contract; participate in stakeholder meetings; brief community on status at meetings of the New York Community Airport Roundtable (NYCAR), the EWR roundtable and other forums; and manage the budget, payments, and deliverables under the contract.
  • Lead the planning work for development of the residential sound insulation program, including but not limited to the following responsibilities: research current ongoing programs at other airports nationally to learn industry best practices; coordinate with internal Port Authority departments for support and necessary needed resources; in coordination with FAA, identify process for identifying parcels for sound insulation and requirements for program documentation; assist in briefings of Aviation Department and agency leadership; develop contractor’s scope of work and procurement documents; determine cost and logistics for setting up community offices; and research vendors for services and materials for program implementation.
  • As needed, meet with federal, state, and local government representatives in areas affected by airport/aviation noise regarding the planning of noise mitigation program(s), the scope(s), and the limitations for the affected areas.  
  • Serve as the principal representative for the Port Authority at meetings of the NYCAR and EWR roundtable. The day-to-day responsibilities may include: provide organizational, technical, administrative support, strategic guidance for efficient functioning of each roundtable; when required, prepare and deliver presentations at meetings regarding the noise programs; coordinate with internal subject matter experts to provide presentation(s) on topics as requested by a roundtable’s leadership; respond to inquiries from roundtable members about the noise programs; produce a summary for each roundtable meeting for management review, providing insights from the meeting and recommendations; and work with Noise Office Manager to update and archive information for each roundtable’s page on the Port Authority website.
  • Serve as a liaison with the FAA, airlines, airport roundtables, elected officials, and community members on Port Authority noise issues.
  • Review draft responses to noise complaints and provide strategic advice on responding to noise complaints.
  • Maintain effective relations with stakeholders interested in airport/aviation noise (e.g., the public, air carriers, pilots, general aviation representatives, community groups, governmental agencies, and the FAA).
  • Stay current with the latest regulations and technology governing airport/aviation noise mitigation(s)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation Management, Environmental Science, Engineering, Urban Planning, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Five years of program or project management experience (including contract management), of which at least two years are in the aviation sector dealing with air traffic and aircraft noise (e.g., working with aircraft flight procedures, airspace design, aircraft noise, and aviation regulations).
  • Experience with FAA regulations related to airspace and aircraft noise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve challenges and conflicts, as necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using PC-based applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and collaborative skills. Able to communicate complex technical issues to the layperson.
  • Able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and work comfortably in a public-facing position.
  • Ability to attend public meetings, often at night.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • The ideal candidate will have progressively increasing responsibilities in airport or transportation noise abatement issues, including experience with airport or transportation noise mitigating activities, noise-related activity analysis, and public engagement.
  • Work experience regarding: 14 CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning studies; community engagement, including leading or participating in public meetings/hearings; responding to stakeholder comments/complaints; state-of-the-art computer systems and technology applications related to airport operations (e.g., flight tracking systems, databases, operations management systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge of aircraft performance, including noise characteristics; general airport operations and the principles of aviation; acoustics, decibel levels, and sound transmission; flight procedures in NY/NJ airspace.
  • Demonstrated success in navigating a complex organization’s structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaboration, teamwork, and creativity to solve problems in a fast-paced project setting.

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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