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Sustainability Project Manager

Job ID: 40700
Location: 4 World Trade Center

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This position is with the Office of Sustainability (OS), the department that leads Agency sustainability policy, target-setting, reporting, and project/program development and implementation. The Port Authority is the first US transportation agency to align with the Paris Climate Agreement in 2018, and to adopt a 50 percent by 2030 and net-zero greenhouse gas reduction target in 2021 to align with goals of the U.S. federal government. This position will play an instrumental role in helping the Agency achieve its climate action ambitions by developing and implementing programs and projects that directly reduce agency greenhouse gas emissions.

Reporting to the Technical Solutions Lead, this role involves supporting sustainability program managers in developing and implementing projects across energy efficiency and building decarbonization, vehicle/equipment electrification, renewable energy/energy storage, waste management, and alternative fuels portfolios.

This position provides an opportunity for a highly competent, creative, driven candidate to interface with various Port Authority departments and learn about energy, water and decarbonization technology and strategies through planned implementation at the agency’s NY and NJ facilities.  The assignment will also aid the agency by advancing other beneficial energy-related projects and promote advanced energy and utility management practices.  

Please note, the official title reflected in the system will be Project Manager.


  • Support the development and execution of agency-wide decarbonization program including energy efficiency, water conservation and distributed generation projects by assisting with development and execution of projects during the planning, design, construction and close-out efforts;

  • Develop slide presentations and other material for internal briefings on sustainability programs and project status;

  • Compile asset / building system information, performance specs and/or drawings;

  • Support development of pilot project to test sustainability innovations, including establishing performance metrics and reporting out on project effectiveness and scalability;

  • Facilitate contractor site visits and project meetings;

  • Support line departments in securing project funding and determination of capital/operating classification, project approval and milestone reporting;

  • Review project proposals, evaluate energy management and decarbonization strategies and associated greenhouse gas emissions; manage energy scorecard reporting;

  • Support contractor selection / award and develop project work orders;

  • Facilitate engineering design review process;

  • Review and process invoices and change orders;

  • Facilitate project closeout including project cost reconciliation;

  • Track / review project performance metrics and documentation, including Measurement and Verification reports;

  • Track / report on project milestones deliverables;

  • Track / report scope changes and scope creep;

  • Track / report on project budget impacts through project life cycle;

  • Track / report on project cost accruals;

  • Perform cost-benefit and other financial analyses for agency-wide decarbonization programs and incremental milestones;

  • Facilitate the efforts of multiple staff departments as required;

  • Monitor program/project development by tracking scope, timeline and associated cost impacts;

  • Track energy market, regulatory developments and technology advancements related to energy and water.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Energy Management, Engineering, Construction or a related discipline with aptitude in Project Finance and Economics;
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience, building operations, engineering, construction, asset management or related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business practices as they relate to project implementation, including basic principles of accounting, financing and budgeting, creativity and problem-solving ability.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Advanced degree in Energy Management, Energy/Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Engineering, Business or related field with aptitude in Economics and Finance/Accounting;
  • LEED AP BD+C, LEED O+M, CEM and the Project Management Professional (PMP);
  • Demonstrated organizational experience, including coordinating with facility staff, stakeholders and contractors, in developing, implementing and managing project plans, deliverables and schedules;
  • Demonstrated experience with project review processes (TCAP, NY/NJ Building codes, Energy Code, etc.) and coordination with various departments and facilities;
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills, including performance measurement;
  • Ability and willingness to learn technical subject matter related to energy and sustainability;
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with demonstrated initiative;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make concise presentations to a variety of audiences;
  • Knowledge of energy and decarbonization technologies and best practices;
  • Experience in energy-related project and program coordination; monitoring and evaluation;
  • Hands-on experience with energy/mechanical equipment/technology and metering technology/installation, including knowledge of related industry standards;
  • Knowledge in central plants, cogeneration, renewable energy resources, and emerging technologies and energy market dynamics;
  • Knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting;
  • Familiarity with current local, state, and federal energy policy, and legislation.

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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