Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering)

Land Surveyor

Recruitment #210323-8848FS-001


Are you a Land Surveyor interested in utilizing your talents to help shape the future of Transportation in Connecticut? 

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks applications for a Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) Land Surveyor position in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Central Surveys section, in Newington, CT.

The Central Surveys section performs mapping, field, and land survey duties; utilizes CADD (computer aided design and drafting) systems and other computer applications; prepares, revises and edits property acquisition and release mapping; develops topographic mapping and DTM’s (Digital Terrain Models); utilizes ArcGIS software for GIS (geographic information system) applications; operates survey field instruments; performs complex computations for survey control networks; and performs related duties as required.

In the position of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) Land Surveyor, you will become familiar with Connecticut DOT survey standards and procedures and further develop your technical surveying skills and knowledge.  Following successful completion of two years as a Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) you will be eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer 2 (Construction Engineering). 

We are seeking candidates that are interested in problem solving, recommending, and implementing effective solutions, who are also familiar with adjusting traverses, control networks, and level runs. Candidates that enjoy performing complex mathematical calculations, reading and analyzing construction plans/estimates, prioritizing/multi-tasking while following land surveying practices and principles are encouraged to apply. 

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week and is 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

You must specify your qualifications on your application. You MUST select "Newington" or "ALL" in the work location section of the application.  The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

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 possess and retain 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

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 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. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 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

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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. 

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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 CADD (computer aided design and drafting), such as Bentley Microstation.
Experience working with survey and construction plans.
Experience performing mathematical computations and making neat and accurate drawings.
Experience using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including Real Time Kinematic (RTK), and other Static/Real Time Networks. 
Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams. 


  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.

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