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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Engineer of Construction - JFK SGR in Jamaica, New York



Reporting to the Chief and Deputy Chief of Construction and the Senior Engineer of Construction for JFK Redevelopment, the Engineer of Construction (EOC) – SGR will be responsible for the oversight of the construction of non-Redevelopment State of Good Repair (SGR) projects. The EOC is responsible for but not limited to the following:

The overall responsibility for the quality of the construction work and certifies that completed work is in accordance with all contract documents, that special inspections are performed satisfactorily and recommends the issuance of a Permit to Occupancy.

The overall jobsite safety of all projects and the coordination with facility operations.

The performance of a group of Resident Engineer’s Offices and acts as the duly authorized representative of the Chief Engineer for the construction projects managed by those offices.

The overall project budget expenditures, approves payments to contractors, including the negotiation of change orders and the settlement of potential contractor claims and assures timely close out of all post-award contract changes.

To assure effective construction management including timely communication, thorough construction inspection and contract administration in accordance with Engineering Department accepted practice, contract documents, and applicable codes and standards.

The overall staff planning at the facilities they manage. They oversee recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, administration, promotions and overall development and motivation of staff.

Oversees the use of consultants, including selection, assignment of tasks and auditing performance.

The management of project construction schedules to ensure that work is accomplished within the contract terms and properly coordinated with facility operational needs.

Provides advisory services to senior Port Authority executives.

Additional Note: The position will be located at John F. Kennedy International Airport Resident Engineer’s Office in Queens, NY but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District depending on CMD workload demands.


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

  • Must possess a Bachelor Degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Registered Professional Engineer or registered Architect in New York or New Jersey.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check in order to obtain an airport SIDA ID.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience as a Resident Engineer in the area of Port Authority construction management.

  • Demonstrated experience as an Assistant Resident Engineer for at least two (2) years is also desired.

  • Demonstrated experience managing a staff of Engineers and Construction professionals, at multiple facilities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction strategies, processes and procedures in various types of construction, including building, airfield and roadway type construction.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills as evidenced from experience in managing and settling contractor disputes.

  • Monitoring actual budget expenditures and schedules against forecasts and troubleshooting when required.

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of consultants, permanent and specialty staff.

  • Experience with construction industry outreach, other Agency/firms, and demonstrated construction industry committee(s) participation; including public speaking is desirable.