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.
Reporting to a Program Manager in TB&T's Project Management Unit, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing various aspects of assigned increasingly complex capital projects for TB&T’s Core Bridges Program. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing the various aspects of project life-cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling and closing for each assigned project. Following responsibilities represent a partial list of typical functions:
Develop detailed project scope of work based on the prioritization of project/program efforts. Establish project economics and timeline in conjunction with the appropriate stakeholders.
Collaborate with Engineering to retain the necessary internal and external resources, including appropriate professional services, to advance the assigned projects to conceptual/preliminary design or final design.
Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with the appropriate stakeholders to ensure the project scope, schedule and budget are maintained and implementing recovery plans for unanticipated delays.
Participate in the authorization process for assigned projects including preparing the necessary material/presentations for CPOC Review and Board Authorization.
Interact with Port Authority staff departments and outside agencies and stakeholders to establish agreements and force accounts as necessary in support of expediting the project work.
Take the lead in establishing project risk parameters and developing the appropriate risk contingency plans.
Ensure projects are properly completed and closed out.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project and program management in managing both professional design and construction teams.
Must possess a valid Driver's License
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
Demonstrated experience in fields of project management, engineering design, architecture, and construction including establishment of project plans, setting priorities, and incorporating facility operations and security requirements into project plans.
Demonstrated knowledge of physical plant/assets, analysis of problems and obtaining the necessary requirements and incorporating project specific requirements from the various stakeholders.
Proven ability to manage projects of varying complexity and to effectively utilize limited available resources to achieve goals and mitigate project risk utilizing risk management protocols.
Thorough knowledge of construction principles and techniques to monitor contractor performance earned value as appropriate to ensure project success.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, estimating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and/or inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
Substantive knowledge of Port Authority policies and procedures related to project management systems, administration, the capital authorization and agenda review processes and document control.
Demonstrated extensive experience in managing and influencing diverse work groups and project teams.
Demonstrated knowledge of capital planning and assessment, cost-benefit and life cycle cost analyses, project planning and development.
Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to achieve broad business goals and to understand the impact on various stakeholders within and outside the Port Authority.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills including presenting to larger groups of stakeholders to advance projects.
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license in New York or New Jersey is desired.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
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.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.