Senior Engineer Project Manager

Date: Nov 6, 2023

Location: Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

December 1, 2023

Posting End Date:

December 14, 2023

Position Number:




FLSA Status:

Salaried Exempt


Traffic Engineering and Operations

Salary Grade:


Salary Range:

$100,787.67 - $151,192.20

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:


Work Schedule: 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 565-mile system with over 205 million transactions annually.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.


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. 

Job Purpose and Summary

This position is responsible for serving as the senior-level project manager on the most complex engineering projects 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 technical 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 engineering and administrative guidelines. This position may function as a supervisor to lower-level engineers and provides project supervision to consultants.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Provides direction and oversight to the work of lower-level engineering 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 traffic, facilities, design and/or construction projects. 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.

Develops and manages project scheduling, cash flow projections and activities to ensure proper project development and compliance.

Performs field investigations, reviews and surveys 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. Responds to and meets with property owners, agencies and others who are affected by PTC projects.

Reviews and/or prepares detailed and comprehensive reports, documents and recommendations. Attends meetings to provide direction, subject matter expertise, consultation and recommendations for assigned projects.

Participates in traffic and safety surveys. Analyzes reports to identify problems and provides solutions.

Conducts, participates and/or represents the PTC in designated meetings, committees, planning groups, trainings or seminars.

Manages 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 requested.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering. 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 engineering 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 engineering 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 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 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