Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Plant Facilities Engineer 2

Recruitment #210602-6295FM-001


Are you a motivated and forward-thinking plant facilities operator? Do you enjoy playing a critical role in keeping plant facilities working smoothly? If so, come see how you can make an impact by serving your State. Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Plant Facilities Engineer 2 role in Newington, CT.  We’re looking for a strategic leader and innovative thinker that proactively plans for future needs resulting in continuous operational improvements. Join us in our mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.

Background: The Facilities Management Section is comprised of 4 Regions and is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of all Department facilities, except those under the jurisdiction of Rights of Way and Public Transportation. This includes monitoring and controlling energy usage and directing the activities of 3 regional repair operations and the building/grounds maintenance staff located at the Newington Administration Building. 

The Role: 
  • You will be accountable for the oversight of multiple ongoing projects involving renovations and upgrades (including critical code and safety improvements) to the agency’s multi-use facilities. Project involvement starts with design, follows facility construction progress, and coordinates all aspects of occupancy and startup operations. Overseeing these projects and the facilities five-year capital plan is a vital part of this position.
  • You will be responsible for leading, directing, and overseeing all aspects and activities performed by the offices within the Facilities Management Section.
  • You will be able to demonstrate your administrative experience in physical plant maintenance and construction including tank management. 
  • You will utilize enterprise financial systems like PeopleSoft.
  • You will develop and implement contractual services for facility maintenance, custodial functions, service, repair, and annual testing of underground tanks and fueling equipment for Department-owned facilities.
  • You will be able to showcase your collaborative, strategic, analytical, and innovative skills along with your ingenuity and desire to develop, lead, and implement change. 
  • You will ensure recommended best-practices and strategies for improving operational performance and increasing efficiencies are achieved by supporting the agency’s internal operations and by increasing customer service. 
Benefits/Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, in the Administration building located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT. We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off, and much more. We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

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Selection Plan

To be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.     
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job classification.

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

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.

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. 

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

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In the Departments of Children and Families, Development Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Transportation and a State University this class accountable for directing all physical plant operations.


Directs the staff and operations of the physical plant; coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact on program activities; directs and coordinates maintenance shops on multi-trade projects; develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs; writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement project; develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies; maintains cost and estimate records; prepares budget and monitors use of allocated funds; serves as liaison between the agency and the Department of Administrative Services on major capital projects; may serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs; may develop and administer security programs including training of security personnel; may administer housekeeping operations; responds to emergencies on a twenty-four basis; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities services and equipment; knowledge of materials and methods of building construction; knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software.


Nine (9) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

Note: Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprentice level.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of Maintenance Supervisor 2.


College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Experience concurrently managing many diverse projects of varying scale and complexity using a large staff spread over sizable territory.
  • Experience supervising, developing, and disciplining staff with varied cultural backgrounds, educational levels, and technical expertise.
  • Experience adapting to changing work priorities and compressed deadlines.  
  • Experience developing and managing operational and equipment budgets. 
  • Experience negotiating, interpreting, and administering business contracts.  
  • Experience writing effectively utilizing English grammar and composition rules. 


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.



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.