Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation District Engineer

Recruitment #190130-8822MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for a Transportation District Engineer (District 5) in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction. This is a newly created district to handle primarily rail infrastructure, facilities, and transit projects. This is a 40 hour per week position and will be located in the Component Change Out Shop Building in the New Haven Rail Yard in New Haven.

To be considered, candidates must possess Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. A valid driver’s license and travel to attend meetings, conferences, field visits, or training outside of normal working hours is also required.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance appraisals, cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, licensure, employment/supervisory references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jackie Ouelette at Reference: District Engineer #120274.


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for directing the highway engineering activities in a district office.


Directs staff and field operation activities of the district including planning and coordinating of highway surveys, monumenting of all highway projects, supervision of consultant engineering contracts relative to construction engineering and inspection, location and construction of all types of highways and structures, the preparation of field data necessary to development of highway project plans and specifications, laying out of field plans to guide contractors, inspection and supervision of construction and reconstruction of highways and structures and recommendation of specific design changes during construction; formulates program goals and objectives and assists in development of related policy; assists in preparation of district budget; interprets and executes pertinent laws; trains and evaluates staff; maintains contacts with town officials, legislators, the public, media representatives and contractors regarding construction and related environmental issues; settles controversies or refers complaints to higher authority; represents department at public hearings regarding transportation projects; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of the principals and practices of civil engineering as applied to highway and bridge construction; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Ten (10) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning and conduct of complex transportation engineering projects.

1. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Engineer (Construction Engineering) (Engineering).


Incumbents must possess 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.