Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Engineer (Construction Engineering)

Office of Construction

Recruitment #211109-8719FE-001

Introduction


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut? If so, come join our great team of engineering and construction professionals and make an ImpaCT!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for a Transportation Supervising Engineer (Construction Engineering) role within the Office of Construction located in Newington, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week Monday-Friday. 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. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here

Note: This position requires active 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.

The Role: This position will assist a Transportation Principal Engineer or Manager and supervise a designated group of employees while performing complex engineering related tasks. You will act as a liaison between the Office of Construction, District Offices, other Department units, federal agencies, the Office of the Attorney General, State Legislature, and the Construction Industry. The focus of this role will be to oversee the Office of Quality Assurance Teams and Audit Engineers. You will make recommendations for proposed design changes, construction methods and substitutions of materials. You will review plans and specifications to assist the standard specification committee in the coordination of the DOT’s Standard Specifications, Special Provisions, and Special Provision Guidance Documents.

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Utilize your knowledge and experience with environmental regulations.
  • Review engineering reports, plans and specifications for constructability and construction management issues.
  • Write specifications and maintain and compile revisions to specifications.
  • Conduct National Surveys with other States’ Agencies about engineering and construction practices and procedures. 
  • Draft and review proposals for legislation related to Transportation. 
  • Incorporate the Department’s best practices and lessons learned into specifications. 
  • Direct or provide assistance in conducting studies. 
  • Make recommendations regarding engineering and construction policies and procedures. 
  • Conduct performance evaluations, provide staff training, distribute, oversee, and review unit work. 
  • Prepare and review correspondence. 
  • Analyze problems and recommend effective solutions and perform related duties as required.
Application Details: Please list your Driver's license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Land Surveyor (LS) license or 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. 
  
What We Can Offer You: Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance. 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. 

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Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and

To Apply:
  • 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.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Important Information After You Apply: 
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Connect With Us:
  • 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 about this recruitment please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov (860) 937-6362. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising engineers and other staff engaged in engineering and/or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists, confers with and advises Transportation Principal Engineers or Assistant District Engineers on all types of projects such as construction of highways, bridges and transportation facilities; conducts inspections of state projects; reviews and assists in approving contract proposals prior to advertising; reviews and makes recommendations on contractor monetary claims brought against the state; supervises and oversees inspection of construction work; makes recommendations concerning proposed design changes, changes in construction methods and substitutions of materials; assigns inspection personnel to various construction projects; reviews plans and specifications in preliminary and final stages; makes recommendations to prevent recurring problems and assist design engineers with construction projects; supervises and maintains continuous contact with project engineers; coordinates field operations with other districts; serves as technical advisor on construction matters; supervises and oversees office functions relative to construction projects including but not limited to reviewing and processing of construction orders, processing estimates for payment, reviewing and processing consultant payments, analyzing and approving prices for new items, writing memoranda and letters to departmental personnel, state and/or municipal administrators and authorities, contractors and the general public; supervises implementation and operation of computerized construction reporting systems; prepares and maintains schedules for all survey and design projects; checks detailed plans, specifications and estimates of cost of proposed projects; makes special investigations and studies of complex design problems; interprets policy and recommends practices needed for implementation; correlates office or field operations with other sections; serves as technical advisor for survey and design; supervises office functions relative to logistics and administration; schedules and monitors all location surveys performed by state personnel and surveyors; recommends standards of accuracy and limits of coverage for individual projects; recommends and maintains specifications for ground and photogrammetric surveys; prepares and administers agreements for photogrammetric mapping and surveys by contract; oversees inspection, sampling and testing of materials used for construction and maintenance projects; recommends solutions for problems concerning materials; initiates/directs training of technical personnel in testing and sampling of materials; prepares and maintains a manual of testing procedures; initiates/assists in preparation of specifications; confers with material producers, contractors, agency engineers, and others concerning the materials and their use; directs application of statistical techniques for quality control of materials; prepares agreements for the testing of materials by certified outside testing agencies; directs or provides technical assistance in conducting studies for establishing policy and procedures; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans section work; establishes and maintains section procedures; develops or makes recommendations on policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating sections, agencies and outside officials; prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence; conducts analytical studies of engineering costs incurred to determine amounts reimbursable under federal aid and amounts due public utilities under state and federal policies; prepares comprehensive reports on fiscal matters relating to departmental engineering operations; directs concurrent billing programs for department; acts as an assistant in performing highly specialized administrative or engineering studies; supervises or provides highly technical assistance in conducting studies or establishing policy, procedures or methods; supervises field or office functions for location, boundary, construction surveying and design projects; supervises preparation of comprehensive technical reports and related correspondence; makes oral presentations at public hearings or meetings; reviews work of consultants (engineers, designers, etc.); acts as the Primary Assistant to the Chief Engineer in performing special projects and overseeing Bureau activities; oversees the Department's Consultant Selection Panel process; serves as a member of departmental committee assisting in preparation and/or revision of standard specifications; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys and materials testing; knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; considerable knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as an engineer with lead responsibility for complex transportation construction engineering projects in construction, surveys, or materials testing.  For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience independently leading a group of engineers in a collaborative effort. 
  • Experience organizing lengthy research projects and maintaining the focus of a large group.
  • Experience in construction methods, contractor bid development, design development, and estimating practices.
  • Experience leading meetings and organizing meeting agendas. 
  • Experience with contracting methods, standards and specifications, and their legal relationships and requirements.
  • Experience with contract development and structure.
  • Experience with facilities, rails, bridge, and highway contracts.
  • Experience working with environmental regulatory agencies and environmental regulations.
  • Experience analyzing and reviewing engineering reports, plans and specifications for constructability and construction management issues.
  • Experience coordinating and interacting with staff throughout the Department of Transportation at all levels and familiarity with Department organization. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents must possess 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. 
2. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP). 
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.



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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.