Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target - Civil Engineer 1

Recruitment #200724-3389ES-001




The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

The Bureau of Central Services, Engineering & Field Support Services Division provides support to all of the agency’s field assets and operations ranging from project management and construction services to health and safety training and district office operational support. The Division employs project managers, engineers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, mechanics, maintainers and office support personnel all of which help to maintain the agency’s critical infrastructure of buildings, roads, bridges, water and wastewater systems, boat launches, trails, and hatcheries, as well as, DEEP property and wildlife habitat.   

The selected incumbent will receive training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge for a period of one year in order to qualify for advancement to a Civil Engineer 1 position.   

The position will be located at 163 Great Hill Road, Portland, CT 06480.

This is a fulltime, 35 hour per week position, Monday – Friday.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Questions about the required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.


Must possess a valid driver’s license. 


This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.  


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


Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following:

Transcript; and Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information;

Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals.


In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the technical engineering work of the agency.


Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period. Duties include but are not limited to, performing tasks involving engineering studies and inspections of roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, buildings and other related infrastructure.  Assists with engineering calculations, structural evaluation, hydraulic analysis, material sampling, permitting requirements, cost estimating, facility condition assessments and other related tasks


General knowledge of basic engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's degree in the discipline required by the target class.


·General knowledge of basic civil engineering theories, principles and methods

·Familiarity with reading, interpreting and using maps and relational databases, aerial photos, topographic and other resource maps, and identifying or delineating natural resources; technical charts, graphs, data tables, drawings and plans, and environmental assessment and evaluation techniques

·Proficient computer technology skills and experience using computer software including MS Excel, MS Access, computer aided design software (CAD), and Geographic Information System software (GIS)

·Experience in prioritizing and tracking multiple activities/projects to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables

·Excellent written, oral and electronic communication skills and experience  communicating technical, regulatory, policy or operational information to a wide variety of audiences in a clear and understandable manner 

·Ability to prepare technical reports and other professional documents  



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.