Engineer Project Manager 2

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

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:

December 22, 2021 

Posting End Date:

January 21, 2022

Position Number:




FLSA Status:

Salaried Exempt


Engineering - Roadway Unit

Salary Grade:


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:


Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:



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.


Problem Solving/Analysis
Comprehension of Engineering Principles and Standards
Communication Proficiency
Quality Control
Project Management
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 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 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: Harrisburg