Senior Civil Engineer (General)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania | Dauphin County, PA

Posted Date 8/08/2019
Description The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking to hire a Senior Civil Engineer to work in our Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management!  This position will be responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining roads, bridges, buildings, dams, or other infrastructure of the PA Game Commission to support all other agency programs. Work involves conducting site investigations, reviewing locations, preparing construction plans, preparing specifications, preparing permit applications and providing construction supervision and inspection.

  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 45 minute lunch period
The employee is expected to solve complex engineering problems and design and construct projects with no supervision or guidance in most cases. This will require the employee to use independent discretion and flexibility to meet agency goals and objectives based on site specific information from personal inspection and PGC field personnel.

The employee is also expected to implement and enforce PGC policies specifically related to the management of gamelands infrastructure and programs, the PGC strategic plan and SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures).

Perform the annual maintenance and safety inspections of all PGC owned dams including seven (7) high hazard dams, for which the inspection reports require the seal/signature of a registered professional engineer.

Analyze existing dam problems and develop engineering designs for complex remedial projects including project quantity estimates, detailed cost estimates and construction specifications.

Develop and maintain Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for high hazard dams according to DEP guidelines. Perform complex hydrologic calculations and analysis for the EAPs. Meet with federal, state and local officials and agencies to refine and maintain accurate EAPs.

Inspect PGC bridges, culverts and other water crossings and, when needed, design repair or replacement projects.

Perform field investigations and hydrologic and hydraulic calculations for the sizing of structures. Design concrete abutments and footings, steel beams and other portions of a bridge superstructure; perform engineering computations to determine loads and stresses for the evaluation of individual bridge components.

Coordinate and/or perform construction activities for culvert, bridge and dam repair or replacement projects. Develop project quantities and purchase materials and coordinate equipment and labor to accomplish the projects.

Design and construct new roads and parking lots for public and agency access. Develop repair and upgrade projects for existing roads and parking lots.

Design and develop individual plans as required for state and federal permitting requirements which mandate a professional engineering seal. Review PE licensed plans and designs for accuracy and completeness.

Develop and maintain technical specifications and other bid package data for PGC construction projects. Prepare project specific bid documents for individual projects and provide construction supervision and inspection services. Coordinate bidding process with the PGC Procurement Division. Process invoices and payments and maintain files for budget and grant auditing purposes.

Coordinate bidding process with the PGC Procurement Division, Process invoices and payments and maintain files for budget and grant auditing purposes.

Conduct job meetings, review and approve material submissions and change orders; develop and prepare contract correspondence and maintain a project log during construction of projects.

Prepare application packages for joint state/federal Water Obstruction and Encroachment, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Dam Safety permits. establish and maintain working relationships with applicable personnel at DEP and the Corps of Engineers to insure continuing compliance of all PGC projects with state and federal laws and regulations.

Provide training to PGC field personnel on the techniques and procedures for dam inspections, dam maintenance activities and bridge and culvert construction techniques.

Maintain and continuously update technical literature and reference materials dealing with the construction, repair, inspection and upgrading of PGC infrastructure.

Essential Functions:
1. Negotiate rough terrain to inspect PGC infrastructure
2 Travel to distant project sites
3. Speak effectively with PGC personnel, contractors and regulatory agencies.
4. Maintain accurate records to plan future infrastructure projects.
5. Attend continuing education and training classes to keep professional license valid.
6. Use principals & practice s of architectural design & materials selection to design buildings
7. Use principals & practices of construction cost estimating
8. Use principals & common practices of the construction industry to develop plans & specifications
9. Solve mathematical problems using algebra, geometry and trigonometry
10. Review & recognize sound functional design elements and select materials to design cost effective buildings
11. Read & interpret architectural, civil, electrical & mechanical drawings & specifications for design & construction of buildings
12. Interpret federal, state and local codes, regulations & standards pertinent to construction projects
13. Operate CADD software, GIS programs & perform manual drafting services to develop project drawings
14. Read, write and communicate effectively in EnglishQualifications:
  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirement:   Two years of professional civil engineering experience in the appropriate specialty, and a bachelor's
    degree in civil engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline; OR 
    Five years of civil engineering experience, in the appropriate specialty, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists and an associate's degree in civil engineering technology or a closely-related engineering discipline; OR Six years of civil engineering experience, in the appropriate specialty, and an Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR An equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions
  • CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided
  • Only most recent exam score is counted

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107
Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

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