Enterprise Asset Management for the Port of New York and New Jersey

WSP USA led the development of an Enterprise Asset Management Program and phase-out of a legacy system.


  • New York, NY, USA


  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)

Project Status

  • Underway

WSP was commissioned in late 2016 to begin the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) Enterprise Asset Management Program by leading the establishment of an agency-wide asset management framework, an enterprise asset management (EAM) system implementation plan, and a program for the development of asset management plans. We established an aggressive, three-track, multi-phase program of work to complete these tasks, and support the priorities of PANYNJ to transition from the existing legacy maintenance management system to an EAM system using Maximo software.

The three tracks included:
1. Establishment of Governance. WSP worked with the PANYNJ to establish an agency-wide asset management policy and guidance documents to be used for the definition of asset hierarchies and data structure; asset condition rating; asset criticality rating; asset replacement cost methodologies; cost capture requirements; reporting requirements and a governance review board for managing change in the asset management framework, and for establishing and sustaining a supporting EAM system.
2. Asset Management Planning. WSP delivered a fully documented asset management planning approach and program of work for the development of asset management plans agency-wide. WSP’s asset management planning work also includes the piloting of a predefined asset management planning process for a pilot facility. This activity has defined business requirements and logic for technology support to the asset management planning process, and finalization of roles and responsibilities.
3. EAM System Requirements and Implementation Plan. WSP developed a series of deliverables aimed at supporting improved asset management maturity through the justification for and implementation of an EAM system. This work includes the mapping of a series of “as is” business processes; development of EAM business requirements, functional specification and blueprint and technology road map for improving EAM system functionality; review of deployment options for migrating from legacy systems to a single EAM system; and EAM system implementation plan and business case.

Additionally, WSP is leading a legacy system phase-out for several PANYNJ departments. This work is transitioning end users from the legacy maintenance management information system to Maximo software, and is being undertaken as an early action initiative on the EAM improvement road map.