Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
11220 13 ST B3 N 792-02 06/24/2022
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JOB CODE: 11220

DEFINITION: This is highly responsible administrative and professional engineering work in planning, directing, and evaluating highway administration operations for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The employee in this job plans and directs complex engineering activities involving the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of roadways and bridges. Work involves developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and programs related to engineering operations; and evaluating program objectives to develop improved operations. Work includes reviewing engineering projects and providing guidance to engineering staff to ensure that operations meet transportation industry standards and department goals. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and is reviewed by the Chief Executive for Highway Administration through conferences and reports to determine program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Directs and guides professional engineering activities of Highway Administration staff to accomplish departmental objectives.

• Streamlines the review of engineering practices to improve project delivery and workflow within highway administration across all bureaus.

• Provides professional engineering and technical expertise in the review of engineering decisions to ensure Highway Administration operations are aligned with sound engineering principles and practices.

• Develops specialized technical policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to Highway Administration engineering activities to ensure state-wide conformance and uniformity.

• Performs high-level analysis and recommendations for the Chief Executive for Highway Administration on complex engineering issues for projects across the commonwealth.

• Provides strategic guidance for statewide project delivery, maintenance, and operations including goals, objectives, and performance standards.

• Represents the Chief Executive for Highway Administration in evaluating bureau activities and determining corrective measures and modifications.

• Provides instruction and guidance to engineering staff to ensure adherence to transportation industry standards and project requirements.

• Engages in preplanning activities to ensure Highway Administration is prepared and capable of supporting all emergency operations.

• Coordinates with a broad network of inter-agency professionals, other commonwealth agencies, and external bodies to accomplish agency objectives.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• Employees in this job may participate in the performance of their subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices applied in determining the location, design, construction, and maintenance of highways, bridges, and other related structures.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices applied in inspecting workmanship and testing materials used in highways, bridges, and other related structures.

• Knowledge of federal and state highway laws, regulations, policies, and practices relating to highway operations.

• Knowledge of transportation industry, administrative, and technical policies and practices.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to direct professional and technical staff in all phases of engineering projects.

• Ability to read and interpret highway and bridge plans and specifications and to obtain compliance by contractors in all details.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Eight years of professional experience in determining the location, design, and construction of highways, bridges, or other comparable structures, including four years of managerial experience directing the work of civil engineers; and a bachelor’s degree in engineering;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training including four years of managerial experience directing the work of civil engineers.


• This position requires possession of an active Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.