Job ID: 60522

Department: Engineering

Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority Engineering Department’s Resilience & Sustainable Design (RSD) unit is seeking the services of a Senior Climate Resilience Specialist (Specialist).


The primary responsibility of the Climate Resilience Specialist will be to manage a portfolio of Climate Risk Assessments (CRA), supported by consultant teams.  The CRA is an ongoing initiative to assess the Authority’s full portfolio of assets to identify residual and emerging climate vulnerabilities—now and in the future—and to strategically mitigate the PA’s highest priority risks.

Generally, Assessments will include site assessments/asset inventories, analysis of current and future risks from multiple climate stressors, development of a risk registry, and development of cost‑effective resilience measures for high priority risks.

The Specialist may also support the agency’s Climate Resilience program by contributing to guideline updates, research, technical working groups, and related activities, on an as‑needed basis.

After initial orientation, the Specialist’s work will be primarily self‑directed, with at least weekly supervisor check‑ins and weekly team meetings.  A portion of the Specialist’s duties may be performed at selected PA facilities and/or remotely.


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

The Specialist must exhibit strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written), possess extensive project management experience, provide exceptional quality control of all deliverables, and deliver all services on‑time.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental science, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university (a master’s degree in one or more of the above fields may fulfill up to two years of the experience requirements for this position).
  • Minimum 8 years of experience managing complex, technically oriented infrastructure studies, assessments, or projects, preferably in the transportation field.
  • Minimum 5 years of climate resilience/adaptation experience required, including strong familiarity (sufficient to manage others) with one or more of the following:
  • Multi‑stressor climate risk analysis;
  • Coastal and stormwater flood models;
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Benefit‑Cost Analysis;
  • Climate change risk communications.
  • Strong writing, presentation, and meeting management skill.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Familiarity with the Port Authority’s facilities and transportation business lines, with expertise in either urban rail, mechanically‑ventilated vehicular tunnels, and/or large commercial aviation facilities.
  • Experience with the federal pre‑disaster mitigation grant process and climate risk communications proficiency.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.  The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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