The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is seeking a mid-level civil engineer experienced in roadway design in our Central Administration Building in Middletown, PA. This Engineer Project Manager 2 position is in our Roadway Engineering Unit which is responsible for the ride quality and safety devices along the 553 mainline miles of Commission owned mainline roadway along with 526 ramps that add another 370 lane miles. The engineer will manage the design of roadway projects across the entire Turnpike system. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following – Project Manager for roadway resurfacing and roadway rehabilitation projects, performing median barrier, guiderail and impact attenuator inspections and upgrades, and completing superelevation and drainage Investigations.

  • Posting Start Date: June 28, 2021
  • Posting End Date: July 19, 2021
  • Position Number: 80000550
  • Union: Non-Union
  • FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt
  • Department: Engineering – Roadway Unit
  • Salary Grade: E-15
  • Salary Range: $64,714.10 – $97,071.15
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Building Location: Central Office Building
  • Building Street: 700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard
  • Building City: Middletown
  • Building State: Pennsylvania (US-PA)
  • Building Zip Code: 17057

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”! Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce. The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year. Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This position is responsible for journey-level engineering work on engineering projects for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work at this level is distinguished by the ability to independently perform engineering duties for semi-complex projects or without accountability for the entire project. Incumbents may assist higher-level engineers with more complex projects. Work is generally performed with independence and reviewed by a manager, or designee, for attainment of project goals, completion of assignments and overall performance. This position may function as a lead worker to lower-level engineers and provide project supervision to consultants.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance to lower-level engineers and provides project supervision to consultants.
  • Participates in the management of the development and administration of traffic, facilities, design and/or construction projects with an increasing scope of responsibility.
  • Participates in the full lifecycle of assigned projects. Participates in the development of the scope of work, selection of consultants, preparation of plans, specifications, standards and cost estimates.
  • Monitors and maintains documentation of project scheduling and activity to ensure proper project development.
  • Monitors contractors work and participates in the field inspections, reviews and surveys to ensure adherence to standards and specifications. Identifies potential problems and submits reports recommending solutions.
  • Reviews plans, specifications, studies, invoices and estimates prepared by consultants.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed and comprehensive reports and documents.
  • Attends meetings to provide feedback and recommendations for assigned projects.
  • Coordinates and communicates with various internal departments and external agencies to attain input and provide status updates for assigned projects.
  • Participates in traffic and safety surveys. Reviews, analyzes and assists in preparation of documentation and reports for managerial staff.
  • Administers and/or assists in oversight of various PTC engineering programs.
  • Performs duties requiring a broad knowledge and application of engineering principles and practices as they relate to all phases of assigned projects and job duties.
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in engineering or other related discipline.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must obtain and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within six (6) months of employment.

Minimum Experience

  • Two (2) years as an Engineer Project Manager 1 with the PTC.


  • Six (6) years of engineering experience in a transportation environment. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience training may be accepted.
  • Possession of a valid Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate may be used to substitute two (2) years of experience in a transportation environment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position demands include frequent speaking, writing and reading reports. Position requires frequent work at a computer utilizing business programs and PTC specific operating systems. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork and exposure to roadway traffic. Occasionally works outside of normal business hours for assigned work assignments.
Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Field environment may include exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions.


The selected candidate will be offered an exceptional benefits package which includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, along with a benefit plan for retirement. In addition, leave programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, and alternative work schedules are available to employees.


Interested candidates may apply to the Engineer Project Manager 2 posting by visiting by July 19, 2021.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Job Location

Middletown, PA


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