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The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting full-time (40 hours/week) Transportation Principal Engineer (Engineering) opportunity within the Facilities Design Unit in the Division of Facilities and Transit in Newington, CT. It is the DOT's 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. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the Division of Facilities and Transit to deliver the DOT’s mission. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!
This position requires active 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.
The Role: This position is responsible for overseeing and directing the Facilities Design Unit in the Division of Facilities & Transit. Oversight responsibilities include scheduling, assigning and delivery of design plans, specifications and estimates for DOT facilities buildings such as district offices, maintenance buildings including sign shops and fleet garages, salt sheds, railroad stations and rail modifications, transit facilities, utilities and highway illumination, vehicle and bus fleet charging stations and solar array fields. Other responsibilities include establishing and maintaining unit procedures; developing or making recommendations on policies and standards and acting as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials as well as Consultant Engineers and Contractors that design, construct and conduct studies of complex transportation engineering problems related to the above mentioned disciplines and respective fee schedules.
Benefits: The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, 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 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at our Headquarters facility. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.
Application Details: Please list your Driver's license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application. In the location section of your application select Newington, or all. Failure to complete any of these steps may result in not being considered for this role.
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All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
In order 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.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary, and must possess and retain a valid driver’s license.
Please select the location(s) listed above on your application. Failure to indicate the location(s) listed above may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
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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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising the staff of a major engineering or railroad operating unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; supervises work of engineers, technicians and other technical and/or clerical personnel in any one of several organizationally specialized engineering, operations, or railroad sections; reviews detailed plans, specifications or studies of complex transportation engineering problems related to areas such as highway, bridge, facility or geometric design, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, geo-technical engineering, hydraulics and drainage, utilities, contract and project development, or railroad engineering; coordinates design or construction projects; prepares special reports, cost estimates, standards and specifications and fee schedules for consultant engineers, surveyors or contractors; reviews progress reports; 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, 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 latest techniques and procedures employed in field of engineering or land surveying as applied to Department of Transportation; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; considerable ability to analyze and review engineering reports and plans; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in complex transportation engineering projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the general experience must have been in a supervisor capacity over transportation engineering design projects. For state employees supervisory experience is interpreted at the level of Transportation Supervising Engineer (ENGINEERING).
- Possession of a degree or coursework in Civil Engineering, Transportation, Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical or Structural Engineering or a closely related field
- Experience with engineering design related to transportation facilities and transit structures and buildings
- Experience using Bluebeam and Office 365 tools
- Experience writing technical documents such as design specifications and experience with the Connecticut Building Code
- Experience providing high-level verbal and written communication as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and officials
- Experience programming and funding projects for the Bureau of Public Transportation including State and Federal funding and grants
- Experience or training with Asset Management principles
- Experience leveraging interpersonal skills to supervise a large team
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. Office of Property and Facilities: Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a Building Official license issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
4. Incumbents may be required to travel.
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.