Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190509-9108FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its current DOT employees to apply for two (2) positions of Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) in the Bureau of Highway Operations in the DOT Administration Building, Newington. The positions are full time, 40 hours per week, and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. The incumbents will serve as advanced working-level project engineers assigned to the DOT Newington Highway Operations Section. Please review the Examples of Duties section below for more details.

The successful candidates must be available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary. A valid motor vehicle operators’ license is required.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Transportation, who has permanent state status, hold a valid Driver's License and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening in order to be eligible to apply. 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).

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their last two service ratings. 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 volume of applications anticipated, 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 Diane Tyc at (Reference PN 116211, 116212).


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 candidates are responsible for performing a full range of professional engineering tasks in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Support office activities. The ITS activities include but are not limited to the planning, design, operation and maintenance of ITS infrastructure. The ITS infrastructure includes highway Advanced Traffic Management Systems such as fiber optic communications systems, traffic video camera systems, variable message signs, highway advisory radio, vehicle detection technology, and road weather management systems. Other ITS infrastructure includes Arterial Traffic Signal Control systems such as computerized traffic signal systems, fiber-optic communications technology, traffic signal controller technology and monitoring systems, video detection systems, automated traffic signal performance measures, real time adaptive control systems and traffic signal system timing.

This position serves as an advanced working level project engineer involved in developing, reviewing, and refining concepts for transportation improvements associated with roadway, bridge and enhancement-type transportation improvements predominantly on municipal roadway systems. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing direction to consultants and contractors engaged in the design of ITS projects; performing and coordinating technical review of plans, specifications, estimates and related contract documents prepared by consultants and/or state forces; preparing correspondence, reports and project-related documentation; developing and monitoring project schedules; monitoring project cost estimates and budgets, ensuring compliance with all Federal and State statutes, regulations and guidelines related to ITS transportation project design and construction; acting as a liaison with Department personnel from various technical disciplines and administrative areas, FHWA, local officials, regional councils of governments, and other major stakeholders.


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).


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.