Engineer Trainee

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Sub-Area: Design Engineering - Total Reconstruction Unit

Preferred Candidates will have a degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

College students with expected graduation dates in December 2021 and May 2022 are encouraged to apply.

 

Posting Start Date:

October 15, 2021

Posting End Date:

January 7, 2022

Position Number:

80005815

Union:

Non-Union

FLSA Status:

Salaried Exempt

Department:

Engineering

Salary Grade:

E-13

Salary Range:

$51,437.99 - $77,156.99

Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Central Office Building

Building Street:

700 S. Eisenhower Boulevard

Building City:

Middletown

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:

17057

 

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.  

 

Engineer Trainee is a great entry-level opportunity for recent engineering college graduates.  Engineer Trainees work with higher-level professionals in a challenging environment throughout the Design and Construction Engineering Department, while gaining a well-rounded understanding of methods and innovative technologies used in the transportation industry. 

Job Purpose and Summary

This position works with higher level professionals to develop practical proficiency in various units of the design and construction engineering sections for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). Employees receive instruction through demonstrations and participation in design and construction projects and perform increasingly difficult duties as the familiarization period progresses. Close supervision is provided by higher-level engineers who assign projects, give preliminary instructions and review work and ensure quality and adherence to established policy and procedures. Employees may be recommended for reclassification to an Engineer Project Manager 1 upon successful completion of twelve (12) months as an Engineer Trainee or engineering intern with the PTC.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Participates in an on-the-job training program designed to develop practical proficiency in the use of engineering principles and training received in school.
  • Provides assistance and recommendations for design and construction of projects under the direction of higher-level engineers.
  • Participates with the review of submissions made by consultants or contractors.
  • Observes, assists and gains an understanding of the oversight process of various design and construction projects, both in the office and in the field.
  • Reviews and identifies discrepancies on monthly invoices and estimates as prepared by consultants or contractors.
  • Attends monthly progress/status meetings.
  • Reviews roadway, bridge and traffic design and construction criteria.
  • Assists in the inspection of roadway, bridges, tunnels and other highway features and structures.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge in assigned engineering area(s).
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications

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.

Competencies

Customer Service
Critical Thinking
Motivated
Communication Proficiency
Analytical Thinking
Active Listening
Attention to Detail

Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.  

Disclaimer

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