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2018 Engineering & Architecture Associates Program

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is looking for career-minded individuals with a passion and commitment to public service to join our distinguished Engineering & Architecture Associates Program! This is a two-year rotational program designed for students who expect to receive their degree in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

This program is a two-year commitment in which students apply to one of openings below in either design or construction. Associates spend their first year rotating across several different Port Authority facilities completing a series of work assignments on large- and small-scale projects involving different fields of construction and design. These work assignments are designed to expose you to the different functions of the Engineering Department and provide you with broad exposure to the various functions within engineering. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment.

Our engineers and architects are responsible for providing services in preparation for engineering studies, preliminary designs, final contract drawings, and construction projects. Our engineers and architects are working on some of the largest projects in the region. As an Associate, you would have frequent opportunities to work alongside seasoned professionals helping you develop your professional credentials while giving you the opportunity to see "the big picture" of transportation infrastructure. Associates also have numerous educational and professional development opportunities, trainings, mentoring programs, and frequent opportunities to work alongside senior management.

We are currently recruiting for the following disciplines for our 2018 class:

  1. Architecture – Our architecture group is involved in a wide array of specialties, including urban planning, building design, site planning, landscape design, graphic design, and sustainable design. Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree from an NAAB accredited professional degree program in Architecture.

    Architecture students must be sure to submit a portfolio in the same document as their resume.
  2. Electrical Design – Our electrical design group design electrical installations including power, controls, lighting, and fire alarm systems at all Port Authority facilities.
  3. Mechanical Design – Our mechanical design group design plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, and central heating and refrigeration, plumbing, and fire protection systems at Port Authority facilities.
  4. Structural Design – Our mechanical design group prepare designs for both new construction as well as modifications and repairs to existing structures, including but not limited to buildings, bridges, tunnels, airport, rail, and waterfront structures.  Responsibilities include field inspection and assessment, hands on design and drawing preparation.
  5. Traffic Design – Our traffic design group perform a variety of specialties, including transportation planning, safety studies, traffic flow analyses, design of traffic control devices including signals and the maintenance of traffic during roadway construction. They also implement intelligent transportation systems technologies and provide day-to-day traffic operations support for the management of safe and reliable vehicular and pedestrian traffic at all Port Authority facilities.
  6. Construction Management Engineers – Our construction engineers inspect work installed under construction contracts assuring adherence to approved shop drawings, catalog cuts and the Contract Specifications.  Responsibilities also include the witnessing and performance of code required special inspections, review of site safety and coordination of work with Facility Operations. 

    We are currently recruiting for Construction Engineers in the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural disciplines.
  7. Engineering Program Management – This group ensures that the Engineering Department successfully delivers projects as per the agreed scope, budget, and schedule developed with our business departments. Key functions include developing project proposals, coordination of project teams, managing budgets, developing project schedules, cost estimating, and project controls.

    Applicants must be graduating with a degree in Engineering or Architecture in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. 

  8. Engineering Solutions This group is responsible for delivering highly capable technology support and solution services to all four Engineering Divisions: Construction Management, Design, Operations, and Quality Assurance. With a focus on technology related services, the Engineering Solutions group supports the Agency’s delivery of its multi-billion-dollar capital plan

Applicants must be graduating with a degree in Computer Science or a related field in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Candidates with excellent analytical and math skills are highly desired.

  • Students graduating with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Summer 2017, Fall 2017/Winter 2018, or Spring 2018 in Architecture or an Engineering discipline.
  • Students interested in the Engineering Solutions opportunity above must meet the qualifications outlined above.
  • Candidates must have a clear interest in public service management and possess a record of academic achievement.
  • Candidates are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience.

How to Apply

  • To apply, candidates should click on the Apply Now button and submitting a document containing their resume and portfolio (if applicable). Please pay careful attention and be sure to answer each question to ensure your application is considered.
  • Architecture students must be sure to submit a portfolio in the same document as their resume.

Applications are due Friday, November 4 at 11:59pm.

  • Timeline: The interview process will take place from mid-December - January. A phone screen and in-person interview will be conducted. Offers will be communicated end of January. This timeline is subject to change.

The Port Authority offers a competitive compensation and benefits program including health, dental, life insurance, vacation, holidays and tuition assistance.

About the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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. Our portfolio of facilities includes the George Washington Bridge, JFK, Newark and LaGuardia Airports, Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, PATH, Port Authority Bus Terminal, to name a few.  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, and is currently involved in a number of multi-billion-dollar construction projects to expand and upgrade these critical infrastructure facilities.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This solicitation is not a guarantee of employment.  Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

This solicitation is not a guarantee of employment. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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