Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)

Recruitment #190809-9108FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) in the Division of Facilities and Transit, AEC Applications Unit, which will be based in our Newington, CT Headquarters building. This position is in the Office of Engineering. This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

The AEC Applications section works to continually improve project delivery efficiency and effectiveness through support services by researching, developing, implementing and managing digital computer-aided engineering and construction applications; including, but not limited to, project management solutions, infrastructure design solutions, digital workflows, GIS tools and electronic design standards.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and must have a valid Driver's license. Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application. Experience with Bentley Microstation, Open Roads, Open Bridge Modeler, and O365 is 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. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

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

Interviews may be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Engineer 3 (E) vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, AEC Applications Section, in the next twelve (12) months. 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. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jackie Ouellette at and reference TE3 #29776.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority 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 engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.


The selected candidate will act as a team leader in the development, implementation, and management of CAD and Design Software for the Office of Engineering. Responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to: working as a lead engineer for developing CAD workspaces for use on highway, traffic, hydraulics, bridge, and facilities projects, developing documentation for various CAD software and design software, preparing and conducting staff training on CAD software and design software, and developing CAD to GIS processes to support the Department's Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP).

Other primary duties involve preparing process maps, working in Open Roads Designer and Open Bridge Designer for asset management, preparing documentation and overseeing and reviewing the work of staff and consultant engineers.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation 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.


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


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


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.

3. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

4. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (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 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years' must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).


In addition to experience with Bentley Microstation, Bentley Open Roads, Bentley Open Bridge Modeler, and O365, this position requires considerable interest in and knowledge of the latest engineering applications technology; interest and ability to provide excellent customer service; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering; considerable knowledge of highway and bridge construction methods; considerable interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, and federal agencies; ability to prioritize and multi-task; public speaking and presentation skills; technical skills to prepare engineering and administrative reports; ability to analyze problems and recommend effective solutions; ability to query, analyze and report data; knowledge of data management and data governance concepts; understanding of asset management principles; ability to lead people and manage project tasks; ability to mentor and develop staff; considerable knowledge of relevant policies and procedures; knowledge of Department organization.

Professional ambition demonstrated by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and obtaining an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is a plus.


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

2. Incumbents may be required to travel.


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.



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.