Highway or Bridge Design Project Manager

TPD is seeking an experienced highway or bridge engineer who will be responsible for managing design projects for PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and other agency/county/municipal clients out of TPD’s Pittsburgh Office. Primary responsibilities will include project management, design management, personnel management, business development, budgeting, and proposal preparation.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of managing and delivering agency projects in Pennsylvania or other nearby states. If your primary experience is design-oriented, but your ultimate goal is project management, we encourage you to apply to see if TPD may be the place for the next stage of your career.

We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate most if not all of the following attributes, qualifications, and skills:

  • Experience working with MicroStation, PennDOT ECMS, and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience or familiarity with project delivery processes per PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission policies and procedures.
  • Experience with PennDOT districts 10-0, 11-0, and 12-0. 
  • Familiarity with clearance processes (e.g. Environmental, Utility, Right-of-Way clearances).
  • Familiarity with environmental permitting requirements and procedures.
  • Familiarity with traffic engineering aspects, such as traffic studies, crash studies, traffic signal plans, signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic control plans.
  • General knowledge of highway construction methods, and ability to manage the preparation of pre-bid construction schedules and pre-bid construction cost estimates. General understanding of PennDOT items, quantities, and specifications.
  • Ability to assist with the preparation of proposals.
  • Ability to represent TPD in a professional manner at meetings with clients, stakeholders, or the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail and via phone.
  • Ability to manage others and facilitate teamwork.
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and monitor design schedules and budgets

Technical learning is encouraged both externally, as well as within TPD’s own University program (TPDU). TPD strongly encourages and supports individual's career growth and upward mobility. As staff members advance in their career paths, opportunities may arise for advanced roles, in turn increasing responsibility and leadership options.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 8+ years of applicable project management, highway design, or structure design experience.
  • Valid Professional Engineers license in Pennsylvania (preferred) or the ability to obtain a Pennsylvania license within 6 months.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-Motivated with the ability to get things done.


We are a dynamic team of multi-disciplinary transportation professionals that innovate, collaborate, learn from each other, and serve the needs of our clients and the public. Our team of 200+ engineering, design, planning professionals share a mission to improve the quality of life for the public. We are deeply dedicated to our company values, which include a commitment to: fostering a healthy work-life balance; bettering our surrounding communities through charitable work and giving; staff, client, and geographic diversity; Professional Development; meeting the needs of the public; as well as active engagement in the shaping of policy.

Our team members produce exceptional work products and are supported in their growth through some of the most competitive benefits in the industry. TPD offers a competitive salary and benefits, including an unmatched flex-time policy, Paid Time Off, parental leave, and a Professional Development program designed to help our staff continue their education and training throughout their careers.


Ranked the overall #4 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work for in the Nation (#1 in our size category), and residing on the list of the Engineering News Record (ENR)’s Top 500 Design Firms in the nation, we are proud of our success and growth as a multi-disciplinary engineering firm since our inception in 1989. With 13 offices throughout the eastern United States, no project is too small or too large for our professionals. From local streetscape or trail design projects to corridor improvement projects spanning miles, we take pride in everything we produce as a team. Our staff has become like a second family, with group potlucks, coordinated fitness challenges, organized community improvement events and regular happy hours. We seek opportunities to spend time with each other outside work because we genuinely enjoy each other’s company. At TPD, we offer a creative, supportive, flexible, and fun environment, an ideal environment to continue your career.