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Senior Program Manager

Job ID: 40852
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH


Reporting to the Program Director – Capital Project Management, the Senior Program Manager – Capital Project Management will be responsible for managing and delivering a portfolio of projects from the PATH Department’s Capital Program. The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to below responsibilities:

  • The Senior Program Manager will be responsible to manage and provide guidance to project management staff in the execution and delivery of projects consistent with key performance milestones and aligned with agency objectives.  
  • The succeful candidate will provide senior level representation with MBD, COO, PMO, CPOC, and Engineering on matters related to their projects within the Capital Plan. In addition, the candidate will work closely with other Capital Project Management staff, the Division Superintendents and their key staff, the Customer Experience team, GOCOR and the Engineering Department, in the strategic prioritization, development and delivery of PATH’s capital program.  
  • The Senior Program Manager will work closely with PATH, Engineering, Law, Procurement, PMO, Capital Planning, and other key staff departments to quickly resolve potential significant issues and ensure the successful delivery of projects.  
  • The work also includes site visits to work areas including walking track and tunnel areas, as well as climbing ladders and stairs when necessary to access areas such as roofs and bridges.
  • The selected candidate will draft program and performance measures and manage the program to achieve goals, including timeliness, cost efficiency and high quality, and draft various periodic PATH program status reports for agency executive staff so that they are up to date and contain the required key information. This position must also regularly update the Full Time Equivalent resource analysis to balance the workload among the project management staff. 


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, transportation management, planning or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  • At least ten (10) years of engineering and/or project management experience in complex, related infrastructure and technology projects including design procurement and construction.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities acquired through a record of increasingly responsible jobs in the engineering/project management field.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license.
  • Certification as a project or program management professional.
  • Experience in determining appropriate procurement strategies such as the work order method to expedite work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Port Authority capital planning, authorization and management processes, tools and procedures in order to ensure projects are thorough and efficient.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem solving under pressure, conflict negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Superior writing, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills with staff at all organizational levels with demonstrated experience in presenting materials to executive staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment utilizing risk management protocols to generate and evaluate alternatives, develop consensus and to make recommendations. 
  • Demonstrated ability in mentoring staff and guiding them in their professional growth.

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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