Problem solve, recommend, and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
Utilize computer aided design software (Microstation) and other applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Showcase your oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills
Read and analyze or prepare construction plans and estimates
Application Details: Please list your Driver's license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Engineer in Training license number (if applicable) and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application.
WHO WE ARE
At DOT, our mission is 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!
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, professional development and tuition reimbursement, mentoring by experienced, licensed professionals, and a culture that promotes 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 Newington, CT Headquarters facility. All DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.
Watch the videos below to see what Transportation Engineers do at the Connecticut DOT!
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .
Please 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.
A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required and must be maintained.
Relevant information such as possession of any licensure, any specialization in college, or relevant internships must be included in the application package.
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.
Trainees may be required to work nights, weekends, and overtime.
Trainees may be required to take and pass appropriate certifications from the New England Transportation Technician Program (NETTCP) and American Concrete Institute (ACI) and/or other required certifications.
Throughout the Recruitment Process:
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.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
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.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly 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.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.govor (860) 952-9087.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In the DIVISION OF HIGHWAY DESIGN engineers have the challenge to not only improve
Connecticut’s transportation system to meet operational and safety needs, but
also to balance improvements against environmental, historic,
cultural, community, aesthetic, and economic impacts. Engineers in the Division
of Highway Design provide lead services in the development
of projects that improve the safety, capacity, and efficiency of the
State’s transportation system and find solutions to challenging roadway and
multi-modal improvement problems. The State Design Unit consists of in-house highway
design engineers who provide lead or support services in the development of
capital projects. They develop
design alternatives into contract plans, specifications, and construction
estimates, provide technical guidance on elements such as
roadway geometry, roadside safety, and highway drainage, and they also
coordinate roadway improvements with stakeholders such as municipal
leaders, neighborhood groups, businesses, and homeowners. The Consultant
Design Unit is responsible for overseeing engineering consultant firms that
assist the Department in designing larger complex projects. The Project
Development Unit is responsible for identifying and scoping all transportation
projects for the Division of Highway Design as well as managing all roadway
in the DIVISION OF BRIDGES work with a variety of transportation structures. They
provide lead or support services in the development of capital projects as well
as inspection of in-service structures. They use advanced analysis
software and CADD technology to
prepare designs including geometrics, drainage, structural analysis including
load ratings, creating bid documents for traffic and roadway structures, as
well as bridge rehabilitations or replacements, and develop specifications
and cost estimates. They administer projects from project
concept, through design including coordinating permits, and coordinating with municipalities
and utilities, then follow the project through to construction.
During construction, they review contractor developed drawings to facilitate
construction, ensure contract compliance and provide support to address construction
complications. Bridge engineers also perform structure inspections assuring
safety, capacity and efficiency of the State’s bridge
infrastructure as well as carry out detailed geotechnical analysis
and hydraulic analysis and review analysis done by outside parties. In
addition, bridge engineers manage projects and programs designed by consultant
in the DIVISION OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING conduct
traffic engineering studies and perform traffic flow analyses. They also
develop designs for traffic signal systems and traffic control signals and review
major commercial developments for their effect on highway operations. The Traffic Safety Engineering
unit works to prevent fatal and serious injury crashes. Traffic safety
engineers work to implement new
and innovative solutions proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries.
The DIVISION OF FACILITIES AND TRANSIT consists of the Facilities
Design, AEC Applications, Environmental Compliance, and Engineering
Services (Pavement Design and Utilities Coordination) units. The Facilities Design Unit provides in-house and consultant
engineering design and technical support services in the areas of Civil,
Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The primary
focus is the renovation or new construction of facilities that support the
roadway, bridge, rail transit, and bus transit operations. These projects
include highway maintenance and repair facilities, rail stations, rail
maintenance facilities, track, signal and catenary for rail operations, bus
maintenance facilities, parking garages, salt sheds and both above ground and
underground storage tanks, electric vehicle charging
stations and solar array fields. Engineers in AEC Applications are responsible for developing
and establishing electronic design standards and computer applications
development, support and training. Environmental Compliance provides technical support and
regulatory guidance on matters related to hazardous wastes and regulated
contaminated materials. Pavement Design engineers provide design
and technical support for projects
that span across Connecticut’s roughly 10,000 lane-mile roadway network.
Engineers in Project Administration are the in-house team
responsible for advising, monitoring and delivering the Capital Program.
The Contract Development team oversees the development of contract
documents and reviews plans and specifications for consistency, completeness
and accuracy to ensure capital projects are suitable for
advertising. The Cost Estimating team prepares final confidential cost
estimates and evaluates bids received on Department advertised projects. The Asset Management team is responsible for implementing the
Department’s Highway and Transit Asset Management Plans in regards to
inventory, condition, lifecycle management, risk management, financial planning
and investment strategies to maintain assets in a State of Good Repair, and is
responsible for regularly monitoring asset performance metrics and financial
investments. The Pavement Management team is responsible for compiling
pavement condition information and proposing cost-effective treatment
strategies to optimize investments in pavements. The Program and
Project Management team supports the Chief Engineer’s office in Capital Program
management oversight and project prioritization as well as the identification
and tracking of risks to project delivery. The ADA Engineering
Coordination team monitors and reports on the Department’s ADA compliance as it relates to activities within the public right-of-way.
CONSTRUCTION engineers in the DOT's five
Construction Districts, Materials Testing, Surveys and Construction Operations
perform construction inspection and support services. Inspectors monitor
contractor performance in accordance with plans and specifications.
Surveyors provide support for construction and design projects and
providing mapping and surveying services. Materials testing
engineers determine if materials comply with plans and specifications, and
work on new materials and procedures proposed for use in the construction and
maintenance of our transportation system. Construction Operations provides administrative
oversight, quality assurance and support to the Construction
Positions may also be available
in other program areas. Visit our website to learn more about the
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Bachelor's degree.
If the target job classification has a Minimum Qualification that requires specific licensure and/or the Bachelor's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific licensures and degree areas are required for appointment to the Transportation Engineer Trainee classification.
Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
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 General Experience 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 General Experience requirement.
NOTE: The following additional substitutions are allowed for the Target Class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering):
1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) 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 General Experience requirement. 2. Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) 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 General Experience 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 General Experience 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 General Experience requirement.
Academic, internship, or work history experience in position-relevant engineering area
Possession of a civil engineering degree for design-related positions
Possession of a civil engineering or construction management degree for construction-related positions
Possession of an engineering degree in a position-relevant area for specialty positions (i.e. Electrical Engineering degree for position in Electrical Engineering)
3.0 or higher grade-point average in relevant engineering courses
Academic, internship, or work history experience utilizing engineering-related computer software
Experience with presentation skills and oral and written communication skills
Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam
Experience with SiteManager, or similar construction management software
Knowledge and/or experience with CTDOT Standard Specifications and CTDOT Construction Manual
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Access
Experience efficiently managing large workloads
Education or experience with interpreting construction plans and specifications
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
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.