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Engineering Associates Program - Construction Management Division

Join one of the most diverse and exciting full-service Engineering groups in the country! The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's Engineering Department is an award-winning national leader in innovative planning, design, and construction of the most critical links of regional and national transportation infrastructure spanning New York and New Jersey.

We are recruiting for our distinguished Engineering & Architecture Associates Program in the Construction Management Division. This is a two-year rotational program designed for exceptional students receiving their degree in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Associates spend their first year rotating across Port Authority facilities completing a series of dynamic work assignments. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment. Responsibilities will include supporting the delivery of an ambitious 30+ billion-dollar Capital program at some of the most constrained and busiest transportation facilities in the world, working on mega-projects such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement, EWR, JFK and LaGuardia Airport redevelopment efforts, Restoring the George Washington Bridge Program, Replacement of the Lincoln Tunnel Helix, PATH expansion to EWR, and the Wharf Replacement Program.

The ideal candidate will be expected to have quality Engineering experience and an innovative, industry-leading, “can-do” mindset to support the Port Authority’s aggressive commitment to continue to lead the Engineering industry. 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. Associates are esteemed individuals that often go on to accept senior leadership positions throughout the agency.

About the Construction Management Division:

Our construction engineers are the “boots on the ground”, working in the field with contractors and facility representatives to schedule, manage, and inspect work installed under our diverse construction contracts at any of our facilities 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 staff to minimize impacts to the public. 

Candidates selected for Construction Management position will be placed at facilities in New York and/or New Jersey.

  • Students graduating with a bachelor's or master's degree in Construction Management or a related discipline in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
  • 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.
  • Candidates selected for Construction Management positions must have a drivers license or obtain one within 6 months of being hired.