Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190412-8839FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) position 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.

The selected candidate will act as a team member in the development, implementation, and management of CAD for the Department of Transportation. Responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to: researching and developing new design software to be used by in-house and consultant designers, maintaining the CTDOT CAD workspace for various software applications including but not limited to OpenRoads Designer, OpenBridge Designer and MicroStation, prepare CAD related documentation for use by In-house and consultant designers, teach CAD related training courses, provide CAD support for in-house and consultant designers, and coordinate software training needs for In-house designers.

This position will provide support and be exposed to all of the Engineering Units in the Department. The selected candidate must have experience with Bentley Microstation and O365. A valid driver’s license and availability to attend meetings or training outside of normal working hours may be required. Some travel and field work may be required.

*Incumbents entering this class shall be placed in Salary Group FS 23a, step 4.

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 (Engineering) 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 provided through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jackie Ouellette at Reference: TE2 AEC Applications #31468


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the following areas: administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.


Acts as a team member in preparation and review of plans and estimates for construction or maintenance of bridges, structures, highways and transportation facilities; performs designs for horizontal and vertical geometry necessary for development of highway design plans, profiles and cross sections; develops necessary coordinate geometry for layout of design plans; prepares and reviews computations for storm drainage systems and culvert designs; assists in project budget preparation, report writing, general planning and administration of unit work from an engineering project coordination and technical stand point; conducts engineering procedural studies; prepares research and administrative reports; plans and oversees highway maintenance; oversees activities of lower grade engineers and technical aides in traffic control and operation studies, designs and analyses; prepares and reviews storm drainage systems and culvert designs and computations for watersheds of 1000 acres and less; performs mathematical calculations in development of flood profiles, synthetic hydrographs, flood routing, energy dissipation, pollution abatement and erosion protection; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field 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; considerable skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; considerable technical skills in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill and ability to analyze and evaluate engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and provide effective solutions; 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 and two (2) years of experience at the junior working level in a professional transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering capacity.


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


In addition to strong CAD skills and experience with Bentley Microstation 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; training ability; 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.


  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.


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.