Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190703-9108FE-001


Do you want to be part of a great team of engineers who are shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Transportation Engineer 3 (E) in the newly created section which reports to the Assistant Chief Engineer. The Transportation Engineer 3 (E) will monitor and report on the Department’s ADA and Title II compliance as it relates to activities within the public right-of-way (PROW). The position is full time, 40 hours per week and are 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.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

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 will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 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 #119861.


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 position will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of the Department’s ADA Transition Plan; development of recommended ADA policies and/or legislation to define Department and local responsibilities for pedestrian facilities in the State PROW; coordination with MPO’s and municipalities on the development and implementation of their ADA Transition Plans and related ADA activities; development and maintenance of accessibility design guidelines for use in alteration and new construction projects; provide technical support to designers in determining technical infeasibility of new pedestrian facilities; monitor programmed and active construction projects in the Capital Plan for accessibility barrier removal; monitor the Bureau of Highway Operations’ curb-ramp program to insure compliance with the ADA Transition Plan; monitor construction activities by others in the State PROW for accessibility ADA compliance and accessibility barrier removal; liaison with the Bureau of Public Transportation for compliance of transit related items in the ADA Transition Plan; continue development of an online ADA Map and related GIS data for locating accessibility barriers in the State PROW and Department buildings; develop an ADA training program for design, construction and maintenance personnel; coordinate with UConn LTAP center as needed to insure training programs are consistent with current Department guidelines and policies.


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).


Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices involved in civil and transportation engineering and the ability to develop solutions that address the needs of all roadway users; considerable knowledge of Department procedures and policies; ability to coordinate with other Department units and bureaus, towns, state and federal agencies as well as other external stakeholders; excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking; ability to work collaboratively; knowledge of Microsoft Office; knowledge of GIS solutions and data management skills 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.