Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – Senior Engineer Project Manager (Environmental)

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Middletown, King of Prussia, New Stanton

Interested candidates must apply to the Senior Engineer Project Manager (Environmental) posting by visiting by October 26, 2023.

Posting Start Date:                        October 26, 2023

Posting End Date:                         November 6, 2023

Position Number:                        80000605 (2 openings)

Union:                                                 Non-Union

FLSA Status:                                     Salaried Exempt

Department:                                    Engineering 

Salary Grade:                                   E-17

Salary Range:                                  $88,973.10 – $133,470.36

Employment Type:                        Full Time

Building Location*:                      Central Office, Eastern Regional Office or Western Regional Office

Building Street:                               700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard, 251 Flint Hill Road, 2200 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

This position is responsible for serving as the senior-level project manager on the most complex projects involving environmental issues for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Work involves independently directing multiple projects and/or programs at one time. Work assignments and objectives are received with little or no instruction and employees proceed with independence in working out the details and organization necessary to complete projects. Work requires the independent selection of courses of actions and resolution of problems within the framework of broad administrative guidelines. This position may function as a supervisor or lead worker to lower-level personnel and provide project supervision to consultants.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides direction and oversight to the work of lower-level environmental staff and consultants including supervision, performance management, delegation of work assignments and review of work product.
  • Serves as the primary project manager over the development and administration on the most complex projects as they relate to environmental issues.
  • Provides management with project briefings to inform and update on critical issues regarding decisions and solutions made within the broad scope of authority.
  • Manages the full lifecycle of multiple complex projects.
  • Develops the scope of work and participates in the consultant selection process.
  • Manages and/or develops plans, specifications, standards and cost estimates.
  • Ensures the appropriate design of environmental mitigation measures.
  • Develops and manages project scheduling, cash flow projections and activities to ensure proper project development and compliance.
  • Oversees the work of contractors.
  • Performs field inspections, reviews, surveys and coordination with environmental agencies to ensure adherence to standards and specifications.
  • Identifies potential problems and works to resolve them.
  • Reviews and approves plans, specifications, studies, invoices and estimates as prepared by consultants or contractors.
  • Maintains professional liaison with internal/external staff and consultants as well as other governmental and transportation agencies.
  • Reviews, analyzes and/or prepares detailed and comprehensive reports, documents and recommendations.
  • Attends meetings to provide direction, subject matter expertise, consultation and recommendations for assigned projects.
  • Resolves escalated issues with internal/external customers by phone and/or letter regarding environmental issues and inquiries, noise complaints and requests for noise barriers.
  • Responds to and meets with property owners, agencies and others who are affected by PTC projects.
  • Conducts, participates and/or represents the PTC in designated meetings, committees, planning groups, trainings or seminars.
  • Manages various PTC environmental engineering programs.
  • Performs duties requiring a broad knowledge and application of environmental laws, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to all phases of assigned projects and job duties.
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
  • Performs related duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in environmental science, environmental engineering, or 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.
  • E-17 Minimum Experience
    • Fourteen (14) years of environmental analysis experience.
  • E-18 Minimum Experience
    • Possession of a valid Professional Engineer (PE) license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers.
    • Ten (10) years of environmental analysis experience.


  • 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 may require frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Occasionally works outside of normal business hours for work assignments and projects.
  • Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Field environment may include exposure to 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.