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 the Director of the Port Department, we are currently seeking a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for leading the Port Authority’s Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP) Tier II Environmental Review from conception through final Record of Decision (ROD). This $35 million dollar, NEPA-compliant environmental review will evaluate the two Preferred Alternatives identified in the ROD that concluded the Tier I Environmental Review: the Rail Tunnel and the Enhanced Railcar Float alternatives. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for developing and executing a strategy for reaching a ROD for Tier II as swiftly as possible. To achieve this, the selected candidate will be required to coordinate closely with other Port Authority departments, the federal lead agency, other federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials, and outside stakeholders. The Port Authority is currently soliciting separate consultant teams to perform the technical NEPA work and to provide project management services on behalf of the Port Authority. Both consultant teams will report to the selected candidate.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: * Shaping the strategic direction and leading the consultant’s environmental review efforts, including an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rail Tunnel. * Overseeing public outreach events as required by the NEPA process in coordination with the Office of Government and Community Relations. * Representing the Port Authority at public outreach events. * Representing the Port Rail Program in meetings with the consultant teams. * Reviewing and commenting on all draft technical documents produced by the consultant teams. * Coordinating review, comment and approval of draft technical documents by relevant Port Authority departments. * Assuring project stays on schedule and within budget. * Reviewing consultant invoices for processing. * Reporting on project progress and status to internal and external stakeholders.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position: * Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public policy, public administration, environmental science, transportation or a related field. * A minimum of five years’ experience in planning, government, or similar field. * Managerial experience on a NEPA-compliant Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a major infrastructure project, or similar environmental review experience for a SEQRA-, CEQR-, or other major public environmental review process. * The selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by the Department of Homeland Security. Note - This is a long term, project position. Ideal candidates will present the following profile: * Demonstrated experience working with public agencies, transportation or rail companies. * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization and outside entities. * Demonstrated ability to formulate strategic concepts and analyze strategic proposals. * Demonstrated analytical, technical and creative problem solving skills. * Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions. * Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities across organizational lines with diverse employee groups and external organizations. * Demonstrated experience organizing a demanding workload and managing multiple tasks in a tight timeframe. * Demonstrated ability to manage competing interests among various stakeholders. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Ability to work independently and as part of a team as projects require. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. * Understanding of GIS software and mapping. * Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other similar graphical software.
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.
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