Ted Maloney

Ted Maloney

Director of Public Works


Township of Middletown

Middletown, NJ USA


Things change. Life hands you opportunities and you go for it. You really can’t make the wrong decision because wherever you end up is where you are supposed to be.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in the Township of Middletown in New Jersey.
His uncle was a civil engineer and a land surveyor—he started working for him when he was a teenager and learned the family business.
Followed in the footsteps of his father and brother and attended St. Peter’s College where he began studying business.
He quickly realized that his passion was in engineering, so he transferred to Old Dominion University where he graduated with his degree in civil engineering and construction technology.
Started out working in the private sector—Project Engineer for Bay Pointe Engineering, the Director of Municipal Services for Najarian Associates, and the General Manager of Charles Widdis Assc.
During the economic and housing crisis of 2008, he made the decision to transition into the public sector in order to have more job security.
Took a position working in his hometown of Middletown, NJ as the Director of Public Works for the whole township to manage and supervise all engineering & public works projects.
He has also begun pursuing his master’s degree in land surveying from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
associates
Associate's Degree
Business/Commerce, General
St. Peter's College
undergrad
Bachelor
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Old Dominion University
certification
Certification/License
Public Works Manager
certification
Certification/License
Professional Engineer
certification
Certification/License
Professional Planner
certification
Certification/License
Municipal Engineer
certification
Certification/License
Land Surveyor
Career

Career

Director of Public Works

I manage and supervise all engineering & public works matters for the Township of Middletown, NJ.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Engineering
Business
Business
Building Things
Building Things

Day to Day

I am responsible for reviewing engineering and planning applications and specifications, working with residents, businesses, and developers to ensure that all documents meet the established Township engineering standards. The Township Engineer also designs and administers all public works construction projects related to roadway, grading and drainage improvements within the Township.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Get certified! Being a certified professional engineer gives you financial advantages and ups your reputation in the field. Getting a certification in whatever field you are in gives you so many advantages.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't ever feel like you are stuck in a particular field for your whole life if you discover that what you majored in isn't what you want to do. There are plenty of options and opportunities to change that you can take advantage of. You learn more by getting out in the field and figuring it out. Intern, volunteer, and get experience.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm a fraud. I'm supposed to know all of this stuff, but I don't know anything."

When you first get out of college, many people have these thoughts. You doubt yourself and your abilities constantly. Luckily, the people that are hiring you know that you are new to this and that you are still learning. Odds are they will teach you what you need to know and they will believe in you. I just stuck it out, kept myself open to opportunities and learned new things.

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major
Changed Major

I started out following the example of my dad and brother and studied business. After a while, I realized that I wasn't interested in that and had to switch schools in order to pursue a major in engineering.

School Stress
School Stress

I was a transfer student and had a lot of catching up to do in my new major. Some of the classes were really difficult, but I utilized the help of classmates and study groups to get through it.