Engineer Project Manager 3

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

April 30, 2021

Posting End Date:

May 13, 2021

Position Number:




FLSA Status:

Salaried Exempt



Salary Grade:


Salary Range:

$73,309.03 - $109,963.54

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

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.


Education and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in engineering or other related discipline. Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • 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

  • Four (4) years as an Engineer Project Manager 2 with the PTC.


  • Ten (10) years of engineering experience in a transportation environment. 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.


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