Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Construction Administrator

Recruitment #190911-8817MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified employees to apply for a full-time Transportation Construction Administrator position based in the Newington, CT Headquarters building.

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 possess active Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S. §20-302. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and must have a valid Driver's license.

Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and Connecticut Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application. Applicants must also 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. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Construction Administrator vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, 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 available through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jackie Ouellette at and reference Construction Administrator #28648.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction Services, this class is accountable for directing the staff and work of the Office of Construction.


This position is responsible for administering the programs and duties of all transportation-related construction operations on a statewide basis. Duties include administering staff and operations of the office; coordinating, planning, and managing office activities; formulating program goals and objectives; developing or assisting in development of related policy; interpreting and administering pertinent laws; evaluating staff; preparing or assisting in preparation of office budget; maintaining contact with individuals both within and outside of the office who might impact on program activities; planning, coordinating, and administering all district engineering functions and other field operations including construction and timely completion of projects; developing and making recommendations for plans and specifications for construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, highway property and other structures; making recommendations regarding establishment of standards and procedures for engineering office work, resolution of claims, and granting of time extensions; making field reviews of major problems in construction; assuring safety and convenience of the public during progress of construction; monitoring program scheduling and determining staffing requirements; performing related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of highway construction engineering; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to direct a large scale program of highway engineering.


Eleven (11) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects.


Two (2) years of General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in the field of transportation engineering with responsibility for policy formulation and complex project management for major bridge or highway design or highway construction projects.

1. Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be managerial activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
2. For State employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Assistant District Engineer.


Highly preferred qualifications include considerable experience developing and leading major transportation programs and experience at the level of Transportation Division Chief or Transportation District Engineer.


Incumbents must possess 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.



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.