Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Engineer (Engineering) Pavement Design

Recruitment #200731-9164FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for a Transportation Supervising Engineer (Engineering) position.  This position is in the Office of Engineering, Division of Facilities and Transit, Pavement Design unit. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. An active Connecticut Professional Engineer (PE) license is required. 

The Transportation Supervising Engineer for Pavement Design is responsible to lead unit staff and to have a lead role in the development of Department-wide programs and processes for the design, construction and preservation of pavements.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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.

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 and Connecticut Professional Engineer (PE) license.. Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and PE license number and expiration date and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application.

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 Supervising Engineer (E) vacancies that occur in Pavement Design in Newington 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 Transportation Supervising Engineer - Pavement Design #31923.


In the Department of Transportation and Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising engineers and other staff engaged in engineering and/or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation 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.


This position will be a lead in the development of a data-driven, preservation based Annual Resurfacing Program; a critical objective if the Department is to achieve pavement performance targets contained in the TAMP.  Considerable interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required to get a very large, diverse group to come to a consensus on how to deliver this Resurfacing Program.  The position will have a significant role in the development of a multi-year, pavement rehabilitation program (RBC) to ensure that our priority roadways that need pavement rehabilitation or reconstruction are properly scoped and systematically addressed. 

The position will manage the Department-funded UConn CAPLab project to use university-based pavement research to complement the Department’s and private industry’s effort to improve pavement performance for both State and municipally maintained roadways.  The position will liaison with other Department units and the paving industry to establish areas of research that can result in longer lasting pavements. The position will evaluate pavement performance data from the Pavement Management System to refine and update design practices as needed, as well as implement emerging technologies with respect to pavement design, pavement materials and construction practices.

The position will liaison with the Department’s Traffic Engineering Division to evaluate wet weather crashes to determine if pavement surface properties are a contributing factor and, as needed, provide recommendations for location specific or network-wide programmatic improvements. The position will supervise a team of engineers and/or consultants that will conduct project-level pavement evaluations, pavement scope determinations, life-cycle cost analyses (including pavement-type selection procedures when necessary), and pavement designs for all projects in the Capital Plan.  The position will prioritize, assign, oversee and review work of staff; provide staff training and assistance; conduct performance evaluations; establish and maintain section manuals, guides and procedures; develop or make recommendations on policies and standards for pavement related activities; acts as liaison with other operating sections, agencies and outside officials; prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence as needed.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management, traffic and utilities; considerable knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of departmental operational methodologies; considerable knowledge of latest engineering principles, techniques and procedures employed in engineering field; considerable ability to analyze and review engineering reports, plans and specifications; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in transportation engineering.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as an engineer with lead responsibility for complex transportation engineering projects in bridge design, drainage, electrical, foundations, traffic, facilities design, highway design, research, utilities or hydraulics. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING).


• Considerable knowledge of pavement design, construction and preservation principles as well as pavement materials and surface properties;

• Considerable knowledge of department policies, procedures and design practices;

• Considerable ability to analyze and review engineering reports, plans and specifications;

• Considerable organizational and interpersonal skills;

• Knowledge of department contracting and procurement methods is desirable.


1. 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.

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.



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.