Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Design Engineer 1 (Electrical) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190206-0518FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites applications for a Design Engineer 1 position in its Traffic Signal Installation Unit located in Rocky Hill. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. The work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

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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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Diane Tyc at Reference #31447


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing less complicated detail work and assisting in the review of engineering design plans and specifications.


Performs a limited range of related duties; assists in preparation of analyses and designs of buildings and other types of engineering projects; prepares plans and specifications under direction of a Design Engineer or other employee of higher grade; checks shop drawings; reviews plans prepared by outside engineers; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering design in parenthetical field; knowledge of engineering aspects of building construction including materials; ability in engineering design of large buildings; ability to utilize computer software.


Five (5) years of experience in the engineering field indicated by the parenthetical title including one (1) year in engineering design in that field.


College training in engineering in the parenthetical field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


The knowledge of and duties for this position include:

• Engineering design of video detection system installations at State-owned traffic signal locations
• Troubleshoot and support video detection system equipment operations at State-owned traffic signals
• Evaluate new video detection system products and equipment for potential use by the State
• Work with video detection system suppliers and manufacturers to resolve operational issues
• Schedule, assign, oversee and review work of Electronic Technicians
• Prepares analyses of designs for traffic signals and traffic control devices
• Prepares plans and specifications for traffic control equipment under direction of a Transportation Engineer 3
• Review shop drawings and signal design layout plans prepared by DOT and private sector engineers
• Use of specified computer software to develop and implement traffic signal equipment databases and timing changes for computerized traffic signal systems
• Act as a liaison between DOT and other entities (such as traffic engineering, highway operations, district electrical offices, rail offices) in the design and maintenance of traffic signals
• Respond to legal inquiries involving traffic control equipment
• Coordinate 24/7 maintenance of traffic signals; Make off-hour phone calls to lower level technicians to assign overtime work for repairing traffic signals; and respond to emergency overtime callouts as required
• Provide training to other DOT engineers and technicians on the most current traffic control equipment used by the Department
• Knowledge of Electronic Engineering (Electrical) would be helpful in this position.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


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



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.