Department of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) (40 Hour) (8848FS)

$31.02-$41.78 Hourly / $2,481.92-$3,342.65 BiWeekly /
$64,778.11-$87,243.17 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for performing less complex engineering and related tasks in highway construction, inspection of construction projects and specialized engineering activities such as materials testing, programming and scheduling, contracts, municipal systems or surveys.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead paraprofessional or clerical employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a limited range of related construction engineering and inspection duties; inspects and oversees inspection of culvert and drainage structures, bridge and structure foundations, pavements and other structures; notes unforeseen conditions and recommends specific changes in original plans and specifications; oversees placing, maintaining and lighting of detour and safety signs; oversees laying out of limits of work; monitors contractor performance in accordance with plans and specifications; checks method and performance of work including line and grade, strength and rigidity of forms, conformance of materials to specification requirements; samples materials and requests tests; prepares daily labor, material and progress reports; checks work by others; collects necessary data and prepares monthly and final estimates for approval; leads technical personnel of lower grade; uses CADD (computer aided design and drafting) system and other computer applications; prepares construction specifications; oversees test boring crews; takes samples and performs field or laboratory tests such as density, gradations, compactions; studies new methods of construction or maintenance, new materials or unusual design features; prepares less complex technical reports including supporting graphical and tabular data and charts; operates all surveying instruments; acts as chief inspector for highway construction projects; acts as chief of survey party; studies terrain for line of location of structure; instructs party members in their tasks; keeps notes; controls accuracy and progress of work; directs noting of topographic details, given right of way and property maps; directs locating of right of way and boundary markers; checks placing of markers; prepares, revises and edits complex planimetric and topographic mapping; develops cross-sections from aerial photography; develops contours, cross-sections and other digital terrain model (DTM) operations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys, and materials testing; knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; 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 construction engineering and location problems and recommend solutions; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to interpret plans and specifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and one (1) year of experience in transportation construction engineering or transportation engineering. For State employees, the one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of a Transportation Engineer Trainee.

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, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement:

        a.  Transportation Construction Inspection Program - Highway Construction Inspection

        b.  Construction Materials Testing Program - Asphalt or Concrete

        c.  Transportation Program - Highway Materials, Highway Surveys or Highway Construction Inspection

4.  Possession of a Level III Survey Technician Certification from the National Society of Professional Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree requirement.

PROMOTION

After completion of two (2) years of successful and satisfactory performance as a Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering), an incumbent will be promoted by reclassification to Transportation Engineer 2 (Construction Engineering).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the New England Transportation Technician Program (NTTCP).
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  3. Incumbents in this class 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.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

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

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

Incumbents entering this class shall be placed in Salary Group FS 21, step 4.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) in Salary Group FS 21 approved effective February 3, 2017. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications and Promotions sections)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/31/17

CLASS: 8848FS; EST: 6/29/1933; REV: 3/10/2018;