Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)

Engineering Project Coordination

Recruitment #200731-9108FE-002


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 in the Engineering Project Coordination section at our Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.  This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. 

In this role, you will assist in implementing the Department's Capital Program by documenting processes and interactions between multiple units, mapping functionality, identifying critical flaws and duplicative effort, improving and expediting design steps and interactions, developing new processes, and standards and templates. The position develops new processes, standards, and templates for use by Consultants and State-Design lead teams to ensure consistency, simplicity and to expedite the review and submittal of permit applications to regulatory agencies. 

The position requires a high level of project management skills to prioritize tasks and to identify issues that require additional coordination such that both engineers and environmental specialists understand the design and permitting ramifications of design and permitting decisions and provide clear understandable translation for all staff including facilitatiing compromises and positive outcomes. 

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.  Click here to learn more about what it's like to be a Transportation Engineer at the Connecticut DOT! 

Selection Plan

The successful candidate 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 operator's license is required.

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.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance appraisals, cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, licensure, 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 3 (Engineering) vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Engineering Project Coordination unit, 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 provided through your JobAps portal account.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Jackie Ouellette at Reference: TE3 EPC 31363.


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.


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).


The position requires considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil and environmental engineering, considerable interpersonal skills, presentation skills and oral and written communication skills; ability to supervise, evaluate and develop improved performance of junior engineers; ability to coordinate work and document operations of other Department units, consultants, towns, state and federal agencies to ensure project delivery;  knowledge of design and design decisions that affect permitting, knowledge of construction methodology and materials;  skills in project organization and document control; knowledge of environmental regulations and practices; familiarity with Form 818; and ability to understand how various types of infrastructure (e.g. bridges, traffic control systems, pavement structures, drainage facilities, buildings, railroads, transit facilities, utilities, and underground structures) are designed, constructed, and permitted by the Department. Professional ambition demonstrated by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license or future goal to pursue professional licensure 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.