$32.11-$43.25 Hourly / $2,568.83-$3,459.67 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for performing less complex engineering and related tasks in maintenance, structural highway or related transportation design and traffic engineering, research, pavement management, plotting complex field notes, planning and route planning or project engineering.
Works under the general supervision of an engineer or an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead paraprofessional or clerical employees as assigned.
Performs a limited range of related engineering duties; acts as a design engineer in the preparation of design plans, profiles, cross sections, and design details for highways, bridges, and other transportation facilities such as airports, train stations, bus terminals, and maintenance facilities; acts as project engineer for bridge or other structures; prepares maps, plans, profiles and cross sections; checks work by others; prepares cost estimates; prepares design plans and makes necessary engineering calculations for such structures as plate girder and beam bridges, concrete beam and slab bridges, masonry and concrete abutments, drainage culverts, small buildings, pipelines and highway segments and sections; leads technical personnel of lower grade; performs special engineering investigations; uses CADD system and other computer applications; prepares structural analyses of bridges and structures; serves as project engineer for traffic engineering design and special studies; analyzes highway accident reports to establish probable engineering causes; verifies such analyses by field surveys; investigates complaints regarding drainage or related matters; suggests design changes; serves as project engineer on specialized engineering staff activities such as hydraulics, drainage, bridge inspection, etc.; serves as project engineer in transportation planning or route planning activities; prepares less complex technical reports including supporting graphical and tabular data and charts; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; skill in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to identify engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and recommend solutions; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to interpret plans and specifications.
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and one (1) year of experience in transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering. For State employees, the one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of a Transportation Engineer Trainee.
1. Possession of 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 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.
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.
Incumbents entering this class shall be placed in Salary Group FS 21, step 4.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) in Salary Group FS 21 approved effective February 3, 2017. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications and Promotion sections)