Engineering & Architecture Associates Program

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About The Port Authority

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state public agency operating some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the New York / New Jersey region, including The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.

Engineering and Architecture Associates Program

The Engineering and Architecture Associates Program is your first step toward an exciting and rewarding career at the Port Authority. As an incoming Associate, you spend your first year at several different Port Authority facilities, completing a series of rotational work assignments on large- and small-scale projects involving different fields of engineering and architecture. The experience of working on a variety of projects in either design or construction management will help you develop your professional credentials while giving you the opportunity to see "the big picture" of transportation infrastructure.

Opportunity and Growth

As a member of the Engineering and Architecture Associates Program and as a Port Authority employee, you will enjoy challenging and diverse work assignments, numerous educational opportunities, organized volunteer mentoring programs, and frequent opportunities to work alongside senior management. Through this experience you will learn first-hand how your knowledge and skills can make a difference.

Responsibilities

Port Authority Engineers and Architects are responsible for providing services in preparation for engineering studies, preliminary designs, final contract drawings, and construction projects.

Architects are 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 in Architecture.

Civil Engineer develop design solutions related to alignment, grading, drainage, and water and sanitary utilities for Port Authority roadways and airfields. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

Construction Management Engineers ensure that construction work is reviewed and performed in accordance with specifications and that the work performed meets established standards. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Construction Management.

Electrical/Power Engineers design electrical installations including power, lighting, and fire alarm systems at all Port Authority facilities. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Environmental Engineers conduct environmental assessments, site investigations, and compliance audits. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Chemical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineers design plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, and central heating and refrigeration systems at Port Authority facilities. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Structural Engineers inspect and assess existing structures, as well as design new structures including buildings, roadways, bridges, and piers. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

Surveying Engineers perform work associated with creating digital maps based on Global Position Systems (GPS), boundary, and control surveys that graphically describe the contours of the land. They also perform construction surveys to establish horizontal and vertical positions. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Surveying Engineering Technology.

Traffic Engineers assist in the management of safe and reliable vehicular and pedestrian traffic at all Port Authority facilities. They are responsible for transportation planning, safety studies, design projects, and maintenance of traffic during roadway construction projects while providing day-to-day operations support and implementing intelligent transportation system technology. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Qualifications

Students graduating in the Fall/Winter 2013 and Spring 2014 with a bachelor's or master's degree in Architecture or an Engineering discipline are eligible to apply to the 2014 Engineering and Architecture Associates Program. Candidates are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience.

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

The application period for the 2014 Engineering and Architecture Associates Program will open on Monday, September 23, 2013 and close on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. All applications must be submitted via our on-line application system. Please carefully review the steps listed below prior to applying to ensure that your application is received and processed appropriately.

Click here to apply to this position using our on-line application system.

  • Under the Login heading, enter your username and password. If you have not previously applied to a Port Authority position, please click on the "Register Now" link where you will be prompted to select a username and password.
  • Search for the job by clicking the "Next" link under the Latest Job Posting heading.
  • Click the "2014 Engineering and Architecture Associates Program" link.
  • Review the Job Description and click the "Apply Now" button to apply for the position.
  • Review the Privacy and Terms of Use provisions. You must click "I Accept" to continue.
  • When prompted to upload your resume, you must upload both your cover letter and resume as one Microsoft Word or PDF document
  • A cover letter is required of all applicants.

The application deadline is Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. This solicitation is not a guarantee of employment. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 



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