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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 2023 Engineering & Architecture Associates Program - Civil Design Division in New York, New York



Join one of the most diverse and exciting full-service Engineering groups in the country. Port Authority of NY & NJ Engineering 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. 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.

We are currently recruiting for someone to join the program for the Civil Design discipline:

The Civil Design group performs design related to horizontal and vertical alignment, grading, drainage, water and sanitary utilities for Port Authority roadways, airfields and ports.


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

  • Students graduating with a bachelor's or master's degree in Civil Engineering in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2022/2023, 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.

  • FE is preferred

  • Candidates must have a drivers license or receive one within 6 months of being hired.

How to Apply:

  • To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end. Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion.

Applications are due by Sunday, October 30 at 6:00 pm EST.

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.