Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 2 (Construction Eng/Surveys) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190409-8837FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking to fill a Transportation Engineer 2 (Construction Engineering) position in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction, Survey Operations Unit (District 2 Surveys, Norwich). This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

The Surveys section staff perform various mapping and land survey duties; utilize a CADD (computer aided design and drafting) system and other computer applications; utilize ArcGIS for geographic information system (GIS) applications; prepare, revise and edit complex property acquisition and release mapping; create and maintain complex geospatial survey data layers to compliment present and future CTDOT GIS applications; operate survey instruments in a Geodetic Survey Party; coordinate, review and act as liaison between Survey Operations and various CTDOT units; utilize aerial photography and photogrammetry to develop planimetric mapping, topographic mapping and Digital Terrain Models (DTM’s); perform complex computations for survey control networks; and perform related duties as required.

The successful candidate must be available to attend meetings outside of normal working hours, when necessary. Travel for field work, training or conferences may be required. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required. This position may be assigned to perform field work with exposure to year round weather conditions, traffic and/or construction.

Selection Plan

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. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Engineer 2 (Construction Engineering) vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Survey Operations Unit, 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 provided through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ann Januszewski at Reference: TE2 Surveys #30287


In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the following areas: construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, operations, or maintenance.


Inspects construction projects; acts as a team member in preparation of plans and estimates for construction or maintenance of bridges, structures and highways; reviews shop plans; oversees collection, recording, preparation and analysis of data pertaining to materials testing and transportation planning; assists in budget preparation, report writing, general planning and administration of unit work from an engineering project coordination and technical stand point; prepares research and administrative reports; assembles and prepares contracts and unit cost figures; plans budgetary requirements; leads survey parties or acts as chief inspector of highway construction projects; oversees field and office work in surveys; performs complex tasks in the generation of base survey planimetric and topographic mapping and cross sections utilizing an analytical stereoplotter and a CADD (computer aided design and drafting) system work terminal; oversees and plans work of technical aides in maintenance, taking and analyzing test borings; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys and materials testing; skill and ability to analyze and evaluate construction location problems and provide effective solutions; considerable skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; considerable technical skills in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform complex mathematical calculations; ability to develop and interpret plans and specifications.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and two (2) years of experience at the junior working level in a professional transportation construction engineering or transportation engineering capacity.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the junior working level in a professional transportation construction engineering or transportation engineering capacity. For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) or (Engineering).


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.

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


Preferred qualifications include: experience with CADD (computer aided design and drafting system), preferably Microstation; experience with ArcGIS; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; organizational skills; geospatial knowledge; knowledge of land surveying practices and principles; ability to problem solve; experience and understanding of survey and construction plans. Possession of Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) or Land Surveyor (LS) Licensure is a plus.


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.


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.

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