Project Engineer


: $87,890.00 - $131,500.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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PhilaPort has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our team as part of the Port Administration Engineering Department located in Philadelphia, PA. The successful candidate will support our mission by providing engineering, technical, planning and management, logistics, and administrative support for our facilities.

Responsibilities: The Project Engineer will provide assistance to the Chief Engineer by coordinating department staff, managing design and construction projects, participating in internal and external meetings, and developing budgetary and planning documents. In this role, you will assist in planning new facilities and the rehabilitation of existing terminal facilities, by preparing plans, specifications, and estimates for construction projects, and overseeing multiple projects from bid to closeout. The Project Engineer will work with and oversee the efforts of consultants, contractors, and trades. The position requires someone who can work both independently and collaboratively with both our in-house team as well as with tenants, port stakeholders, and the regulatory and agency community.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline from an accredited institution, with a minimum 5 years relevant work experience; and
  • Professional Engineer licensure in Pennsylvania, or a Professional Engineering license issued in another state with the ability to obtain a Pennsylvania PE within 6 months of hire; and
  • Valid US Driver's license
  • Ability to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) - visit for information on requirements; and
  • Highly Preferred: Design and construction experience in any or all of the following areas: concrete and asphalt paving, sprinkler systems, electrical distribution and sewer and water lines, industrial building and heavy marine construction experience with demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering principles.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs and AutoCAD.
  • Project and construction management experience (1-2 years minimum).
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.


*Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to

By December 5, 2019.*

About Us

PhilaPort is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has as its primary mission the enhancement of water-borne trade and commerce. As an organization committed to economic development and job creation, the Authority seeks to generate activity that will maximize port-related employment and revenues by promoting the use of the Philadelphia regional port system by Pennsylvania based industries. The Authority has twelve active maritime and transportation related terminals. Port cargoes and the activity they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania. The Authority is currently engaged in a Port Expansion plan that will expended almost $300 Million in port capacity improvements over the next four years.

Employees are afforded a dynamic and challenging work environment. Employees are enrolled in the State Employee Retirement System and Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund for medical, dental, and vision insurance.

PhilaPort is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and stakeholders feel valued, respected and supported.

Associated topics: foundation design, function, infrastructure, land, microstation, remedial, remediation, road, structural analysis, transportation * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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