Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200706-8848FS-002


Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks applications for Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) positions in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, District 3 in New Haven. These positions are 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 and on-site cafeteria at our Headquarters facility. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.

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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. You MUST select "New Haven" or "ALL" in the work location section of the application in order to be considered for positions in those locations.

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 any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application. This position may be assigned to perform field work with exposure to year round weather conditions, traffic and/or construction.

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. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) vacancies that occur in District 3, New Haven 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 Michele Joyce at and reference  #115064.


In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for performing less complex engineering and related tasks in highway construction, inspection of construction projects and specialized engineering activities such as materials testing, programming and scheduling, contracts, municipal systems or surveys.


Performs a limited range of related construction engineering and inspection duties; inspects and oversees inspection of culvert and drainage structures, bridge and structure foundations, pavements and other structures; notes unforeseen conditions and recommends specific changes in original plans and specifications; oversees placing, maintaining and lighting of detour and safety signs; oversees laying out of limits of work; monitors contractor performance in accordance with plans and specifications; checks method and performance of work including line and grade, strength and rigidity of forms, conformance of materials to specification requirements; samples materials and requests tests; prepares daily labor, material and progress reports; checks work by others; collects necessary data and prepares monthly and final estimates for approval; leads technical personnel of lower grade; uses CADD (computer aided design and drafting) system and other computer applications; prepares construction specifications; oversees test boring crews; takes samples and performs field or laboratory tests such as density, gradations, compactions; studies new methods of construction or maintenance, new materials or unusual design features; prepares less complex technical reports including supporting graphical and tabular data and charts; operates all surveying instruments; acts as chief inspector for highway construction projects; acts as chief of survey party; studies terrain for line of location of structure; instructs party members in their tasks; keeps notes; controls accuracy and progress of work; directs noting of topographic details, given right of way and property maps; directs locating of right of way and boundary markers; checks placing of markers; prepares, revises and edits complex planimetric and topographic mapping; develops cross-sections from aerial photography; develops contours, cross-sections and other digital terrain model (DTM) operations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys, and materials testing; knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; skill in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to identify construction engineering and location problems and recommend solutions; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to interpret plans and specifications.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and one (1) year of experience in transportation construction engineering or transportation engineering. For State employees, the one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of a Transportation Engineer Trainee.


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.


  • Experience with construction engineering transportation projects, highway, bridge, rail or vertical projects; familiarity with SiteManager, CTDOT Standard Specifications Form 817, CTDOT Construction Manual, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
  • We seek strong work ethic and interest to work in the transportation construction engineering field.  
  • Professional ambition demonstrated by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and obtaining an Engineer-In-Training license is a plus.
  • Relevant information such as possession of any licensure, any specialization in college, or relevant internships must be included in the application package.


  1. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP).
  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.

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