Summer Engineering Intern

Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Gibsonia, PA, US, 15044

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

December 2, 2021

Posting End Date:

February 28, 2022

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Gibsonia Maintenance Building

Building Street:

Haberlein Road

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Pennsylvania (US-PA)

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 This position is temporary and cannot exceed 16 weeks of employment. Program eligibility requirements are listed below. 


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 provides support to Engineering staff on a seasonal basis. Work involves providing assistance to design and construction engineers in the location, design or inspection of various engineering projects. Work is subject to frequent direction and review.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Participates and assists with various design and construction engineering projects, both in the office and in the field.
  • Reviews roadway, bridge and traffic design and construction criteria.
  • Reads and interprets inspection/testing reports, engineering drawings/specifications and various maps, including topographic maps.
  • Assists construction inspection, field measurement and/or quantification of various project related items required for the design and/or construction of the project.
  • Attends meeting, workshops and professional development trainings on various aspects of organizational business policies and procedures.
  • Performs departmental documentation and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with professional associates, supervisors and engineering firms.
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.    
  • Performs related work as required.


Education and Licenses

  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate.
  • Must be currently enrolled into their sophomore, junior or senior year of a post-secondary educational program and be majoring in Civil, Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering for the upcoming fall semester.


Other Requirements

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.


Customer/Client Focused
Research Skills
Communication Proficiency
Teamwork Orientation
Active Listening
Attention to Detail

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 occasional require working long hours and/or working outside of normal work hours. Incumbents must have the physical capability of appropriately standing, stooping, walking, lifting and carrying heavy tools/equipment when necessary.



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 information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh