Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210511-9108FE-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its current agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) in the Bureau of Highway Operations, Traffic Management Unit, Newington. 

About the Position:
  • The position is full time, 40 hours per week.
  • The position is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.
  • This position serves as an advanced working level project engineer involved in developing, reviewing, and refining concepts for transportation improvements associated with roadway, bridge and enhancement-type transportation improvements predominantly on municipal roadway systems. 
  • In the position you will be responsible for performing a full range of professional engineering tasks in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Support office activities. 
  • The ITS activities include but are not limited to the planning, design, operation and maintenance of ITS infrastructure. 
  • The ITS infrastructure includes highway Advanced Traffic Management Systems such as fiber optic communications systems, traffic video camera systems, variable message signs, highway advisory radio, vehicle detection technology, and road weather management systems. 
  • Other ITS infrastructure includes Arterial Traffic Signal Control systems such as computerized traffic signal systems, fiber-optic communications technology, traffic signal controller technology and monitoring systems, video detection systems, automated traffic signal performance measures, real time adaptive control systems and traffic signal system timing. 
Position Duties:
  • Providing direction to consultants and contractors engaged in the design of ITS projects; 
  • Performing and coordinating technical review of plans, specifications, estimates and related contract documents prepared by consultants and/or state forces; 
  • Preparing correspondence, reports and project-related documentation; 
  • Developing and monitoring project schedules; 
  • Monitoring project cost estimates and budgets, ensuring compliance with all Federal and State statutes, regulations and guidelines related to ITS transportation project design and construction; 
  • Acting as a liaison with Department personnel from various technical disciplines and administrative areas, FHWA, local officials, regional councils of governments, and other major stakeholders.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) 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 operators’ license is required.

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 the 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). 

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

Applicants must select the location (listed above) on their application. Failure to indicate a location listed above will result in the applicant not being considered for vacancies in that specific location. 

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. 

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. 

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, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.   

Due to the large volume of applications received, the DOT is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Gary Chirgwin at gary.chirgwin@ct.gov and reference the Recruitment Number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Oversees work of lower level engineers and performs complex design work; designs difficult foundations and bridges of advanced design; makes field inspection of bridge sites to obtain information necessary for design of important structures; oversees field inspection of structural condition of existing structures and preparation of sketches, plans and recommendations for adequate repair; acts as liaison between towns and state as consulting engineer in repair of bridges; oversees and conducts research on materials incorporated in bridges, highways, and miscellaneous structures and maintenance and construction methods in field; oversees state and consultant engineers in review of storm sewer and culvert designs and computations prepared by Design division and contracting engineers for watersheds of 650 acres and less; provides technical advice to Design division and District Engineers on pollution control measures and unusual storm sewer and culvert designs; prepares computations for storm sewer and culvert designs; attends field reviews on all new designs for highway projects; recommends revisions to improve drainage design; oversees laboratory work on soil samples for determination of void ratio, water content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, plasticity limits, permeability, optimum moisture content, confined and unconfined compressive strength, direct shear and consolidation; prepares detailed geotechnical reports and recommendations; oversees analyses, computations, preparation of plans and data relating to hydraulic problems encountered in planning and design of highways; performs hydrographic analysis and flood routing for retention basin designs; serves as expert witness in court cases; reviews drainage design on major permit applications for shopping centers and housing developments; assists in preparation and updating of Drainage Manual; oversees engineers, electricians and technicians in design or maintenance of extensive highway lighting, traffic light installations and computerized traffic control systems; performs complex work in preparation of plans, specifications and estimated cost of electrical contracts and work; oversees inspection of electrical construction and maintenance work and preparation of monthly and final estimates; coordinates preliminary surveys and planning of engineering requirements for construction and maintenance of electrical installations with state utilities; assists in coordination of work of design engineers with consulting engineers in preparation of plans to determine contract documents; recommends need for test, alterations, revision of replacement of equipment associated with highway lighting, traffic lights, drawbridges, and highway buildings; acts as consultant to district forces and other state agencies; oversees consultant engineers in the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates of bridges and structural improvement, construction and reconstruction of highways and construction or reconstruction of transportation facilities; recommends treatment of alignment, grade, surface and drainage features; makes project reports and analyzes comparative routes for economy, feasibility and utility; oversees activities of engineers and technical assistants engaged in review and processing of major traffic generator studies, highway traffic engineering investigations, surveys, design and research; reviews reports from investigators and subordinates; prepares final reports and recommendations applying to traffic signs, signals, markings, control devices, illumination, channelization, detour and route designations; represents department in state, town, public meetings; oversees and reviews plans, specifications and cost estimates for adjustment of relocation of public utilities in conflict with design and layout of construction for purpose of establishing their engineering adequacy; determines extent to which state shall reimburse utility companies for costs incurred; prepares and reviews agreements governing terms involved; represents state in negotiations with Federal Highway Administration for reimbursement of funds to state; confers with consulting, engineers, corporate, municipal planners, departmental personnel and others involved in coordinating utility adjustments with highway reconstruction work; advises departmental auditors on acceptability of credits offered or claims for payment made; conducts field and office investigations of engineering, technical or other problems and prepares reports for higher level employees; analyzes problems and recommends effective solutions; assists in establishment of policy, procedures and methods; represents department in legislative matters; assists in development and review of department contracts; performs related duties as required.

WORKING LEAD LEVEL:  As assigned by the supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with the design and implementation of ITS solutions to improve transportation system management and operations, including advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), computerized traffic signal systems (CTSS), and/or smart work zones (SWZ) systems;
  • Experience with the design, operations and maintenance of ITS equipment used for improving the efficiency of the transportation network;
  • Experience with FHWA ITS Systems Engineering methodology;
  • Experience with FHWA ITS Systems Architecture;
  • Experience communicating to diverse populations both written and verbally;
  • Experience giving presentations;
  • Experience managing and maintaining project schedules, milestones, and costs;
  • Experience preparing plans, specifications and estimates and other related contract documents for ITS and/or other projects involving the deployment of advanced technology systems;
  • Experience reviewing bridge, foundation, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, pavement design, and traffic plans.
  • Experience with the use of DAS contracts for agency procurement and support services; 
  • Experience working with task-based consultants
  • Experience with Department policies and procedures concerning the management and use of task-based consultant engineer agreements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.