Department of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering) (40 Hour) (8774FE)

$42.88-$61.47 Hourly / $3,430.01-$4,917.68 BiWeekly /
$89,523.00-$128,351.19 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

WORKING LEAD LEVEL: Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory class and normally are assigned full time working lead responsibility for a minimum of two other employees while performing unit work activities. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final approval/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the incumbent reports.

ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Incumbents in this class perform work that must clearly exceed the norm and include a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general direction of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Leads engineers, technical and clerical employees of lower grade as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts field and office investigations of engineering, technical or other problems and prepares reports for higher level employees; analyzes problems and recommends effective solutions; assists in establishment of policy, procedures and methods; represents department in legislative matters; assists in development and review of department contracts; performs related duties as required.

WORKING LEAD LEVEL:  As assigned by the supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

Oversees a group of engineers and personnel of lower grade in construction of highways or other transportation projects; acts as a liaison with consulting engineers; trains in-house and consultant inspectors; reviews construction final cost estimates and verifies final payments; serves as technical advisor for construction projects; develops and maintains cost data relative to design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges; prepares comprehensive reports; develops and maintains standards and specifications for highways and bridges consistent with technological advances in design, construction and maintenance; oversees group of engineers and other personnel conducting preliminary reconnaissance location surveys, preliminary design, estimating and plan preparation or conducting boundary surveys, setting and checking boundary monuments and preparing right-of-way boundary plans; oversees chemical and physical testing and analysis and makes recommendations concerning suitability of construction and maintenance materials; prepares survey reports and recommendations on highway location; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys and materials testing; considerable knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports: considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation construction engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure or Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement.
2. Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
3. Possession of at least Level III certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction Inspection or Highway Surveys from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
4. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
5. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP). 
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 
3. Incumbents may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

1. The classifications of Transportation Engineer 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) and (ENGINEERING) are assigned to Salary Group FS 27a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 28.
3. These Job Codes are identified with salary plan FE in CORE-CT.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FE 27

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering) (Engineering) in Salary Group FE 27a approved effective July 10, 2015. (Revised to change Service Status to Non-Examined)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/3/2017

CLASS: 8774FE; EST: 1/16/1949; REV: 2/3/2017;