Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Architectural Engineer

Recruitment #181129-8741FS-001

Introduction

 

Architectural Engineers: Do you want to shape the future look of transportation structures in Connecticut? The State of Connecticut's Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks applications for an Architectural Engineer in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Facilities Design, at our Newington Headquarters. Current Architectural Engineering students who will be graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in December of 2018 are encouraged to apply.

Facilities Design focuses on vertical construction for the DOT. Architectural Engineers create the layouts of DOT facilities. Architectural Engineers coordinate with Engineers in other disciplines to bring the designs from layout to full design plans. During construction, the Architectural Engineers remain actively involved, reviewing drawing and product submittals, and watching their designs come to life. When the buildings are completed and put into use, the Architectural Engineers can take pride in their participation in creating buildings that will continue to serve the State for many years to come.

The position will be filled as a Transportation Engineer Trainee and will receive training to develop technical Architectural Engineering skills. Transportation Engineer Trainees are eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) after successful completion of the one (1) year training program. The position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, alternate work schedule options and a multitude of other benefits. We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria, and ample free parking. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation.

All 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: college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, licensure, employment/ supervisory references, etc.

Selection Plan

Interviews will 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 Trainee vacancies that occur in the Office of Engineering, Facilities Design, in Newington 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Jackie Ouellette at jackie.ouellette@ct.gov. Reference #101957.

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.

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 General Experience 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 General Experience 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 General Experience 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 General Experience requirement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering or Architectural Engineering Technology from an accredited institution is required. Architectural Engineering students who are scheduled to graduate by the end of December 2018 are encouraged to apply. We also seek strong oral and written communication skills, work ethic, and interest to work in the transportation engineering field.

Preferred qualifications include an understanding of basic construction concepts, CSI specification writing, preparing construction documents at various stages of design, code analysis, knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Structural drawings and experience with or willingness to learn MicroStation.

Professional ambition demonstrated by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and a future goal to pursue professional licensure is a plus.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

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

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.