PA Turnpike Commission | Engineer Project Manager 3

PA Turnpike Commission

Middletown, King of Prussia, New Stanton | PA

Position Title | Engineer Project Manager 3

Job Posting Info | Interested candidates must apply to the Engineer Project Manager 3 posting by visiting by December 4, 2023.

  • Posting Start Date: November 20, 2023
  • Posting End Date: December 4, 2023
  • Position Number: 0001361
  • Union: Non-Union
  • FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt
  • Department: Engineering – Total Reconstruction & Expansion
  • Salary Grade: E-16
  • Salary Range: $78,549.74 – $117,824.62
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Building Location*: Central Office Building, Eastern Regional Office, Western Regional Office
  • Building Street: 700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard, Flinthill Road, North Center Avenue
  • Building City: Middletown, King of Prussia, New Stanton
  • Building State: Pennsylvania (US-PA)
  • Building Zip Code: 17057, 19406, 15672
  • Work Schedule: Flexible Work Options

* This position may report to one of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s offices: Central Office (Middletown), Eastern Regional Office (King of Prussia) or Western Regional Office (New Stanton).

The Commission values its team members and understands the importance of work/life balance to the health, well-being and productivity of its team. Therefore, this position may be eligible for Flexible Work Options* such as:

  • Hybrid Work – combination of remote and in-person reporting
  • • Alternate Work Schedule – flexibility to adjust work schedule length to complete work week in fewer days
    *Some options may require completion of probationary period. The Commission requires all employees to establish PA residency within 6 months of hire and to maintain PA residency, regardless of Flexible Work Options.

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
The position is responsible for advanced-level work on complex projects and assignments for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work at this level is distinguished by the ability to independently perform engineering duties for semi-complex to complex engineering projects with accountability for the entire project. Work is performed with independence and reviewed by a manager, or designee, for attainment of program goals, completion of projects 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 and functions as a lead worker to lower-level engineers and provides project supervision and direction to consultants.
  • May supervise internal professionals including performance management, delegation of work assignments and review of work product.
  • Manages the development and administration of traffic, facilities, design and/or construction projects with an increased scope of responsibility.
  • Manages the full lifecycle of assigned projects.
  • Develops the scope of work and participates in the consultant selection process.
  • Manages the development of plans, specifications, standards, and cost estimates.
  • Manages and maintains project scheduling and activity to ensure proper project development and compliance.
  • Monitors and reviews the work of contractors.
  • Performs field inspections, reviews, and surveys to ensure adherence to standards and specifications.
  • Identifies potential problems and submits and/or reviews reports recommending solutions.
  • Reviews plans, specifications, studies, invoices, and estimates prepared by consultants.
  • Coordinates and communicates with various internal departments and external agencies to attain input and provide status updates for assigned projects.
  • Attends meetings to provide subject matter expertise, feedback, and recommendations for assigned projects.
  • Participates in traffic and safety surveys. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares detailed and comprehensive documentation and reports for managerial staff.
  • Provides oversight of various PTC engineering programs.
  • Performs duties requiring a broad knowledge and application of engineering principles and practices as relate to all phases of assigned projects and job duties.
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Fourteen (14) years of engineering experience.
    Ten (10) years of engineering experience AND a bachelor’s degree with major course work in engineering or other related discipline.
    Four (4) years as an Engineer Project Manager 2 with the PTC.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
  • Possession of a valid Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate may be used to substitute two (2) years of experience; OR Possession of a valid Professional Engineer (PE) license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers may be used as a substitute for four (4) years of experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must obtain and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within six (6) months of employment.


  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Comprehension of Engineering Principles and Standards
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Quality Control
  • Project Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership

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 occasional travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Frequently 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.

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.

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