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. The Operations Services Department is seeking to fill an Automotive Engineer position in the Central Automotive Division at PATC. Work hours will be from 8 am to 4 pm, at the primary work location with field work to PA facilities and travel to vendor plants required. RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Automotive Engineers, the selected candidate will be responsible for: · Preparing procurement documents for the Authority’s Fleet of specialized automotive equipment and other units such as emergency generators and pumps powered by internal combustion engines. Working extensively with the Supervisor, Automotive Engineers, CAD Manager, shop supervisors and other Automotive Engineers in all aspects of acquiring new fleet vehicles, including research, meeting with end users, preparing competitive bid, RFI and RFP documents, analyzing bids and recommending purchase, meeting with vendors in pre-production meetings, factory and acceptance inspections, processing licensing documents approving vendor payments, and other responsibilities associated with the vehicles or equipment. · Continuous improvement in process knowledge of current technology to improve production time in office. · Providing analytical support, assessing data, and creating detailed reports on numerous fields of raw data, including the Authority’s Fleet and new technology. · Working knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Database and network communications is an essential job duty. QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position: · Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive, Mechanical, Industrial or similar Engineering, or approved discipline from an accredited college or university. · Demonstrated ability to complete assigned projects with a minimum of supervision. · Strong customer service skills · Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of managerial staff both within and outside the department. · Excellent verbal and written communications skills including technical writing. · Skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook · Valid Class D (NJ Basic or equal) Driver’s License with a demonstrated safe driving history. · Pass the required background checks and qualify for access to Secure Areas. · Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods. Absences will be evaluated over a rolling 3-year period as of the closing date of this job posting. Candidates must have 3 or fewer sick absence occasions and 11 or fewer sick days in 2 of the last 3 years. Sick absence occasions/days related to IOD's, hospitalization, and maternity leave are excluded. All other absences are included. Applicants with 4 or more sick occasions or 12 or more sick days in 2 of the last 3 years are not eligible for further consideration for this opportunity. HIGHLY DESIREABLE · Advanced degree (MS or MA) in Engineering or Management from an accredited college or university. · Experience in Project Management and/or Contract Administration · One (1) to three (3) years’ experience with duties related to fleet engineering, maintenance or automotive design. · Familiarity with Port Authority Contract Administration duties and responsibilities. · Familiarity with DOT, NY & NJ Motor Vehicle regulations including size and weight limitations and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards · Membership in Professional Societies such as NFPA, ASME, SAE or other organizations involved in standards setting · Demonstrated ability to establish working relationships with staff from all Port Authority Departments, from all levels of management including Executive Staff, contractors and outside vendors. · Demonstrated knowledge of the Authority’s procurement process, Memorandum of Agreement with affiliated staff Unions, PAI’s and Port Authority Rules and Regulations. · Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office. · Experience with technology upgrades. HOW TO APPLY/ CONTACT INFORMATION Please apply at: http://www.jointheportauthority.com/jobs/4386328-automotive-engineer Once you have submitted your resume, it will be screened against the position requirements. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted first. All other candidates will receive a notification of their status in due course. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey / Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
10 Oct 2019