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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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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High School
Associate's Degree
Business/Commerce, General
St. Peter's College
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Old Dominion University
Public Works Manager
Professional Engineer
Professional Planner
Municipal Engineer
Land Surveyor


Director of Public Works

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
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.


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."

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major
School Stress

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