Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering)

Recruitment #220105-8774FE-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 accepting applications for Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering) position in our Office of Construction, in the Claims and Litigation/Special Projects Section at our Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.  This position is full time, 40 hours per week and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

The Role: This position is responsible for acting as a working lead; supervising DOT engineers, consulting engineers, and other DOT employees in the Claims and Litigation/Special Projects Section.  

In this role, you will:
  • Review and make recommendations on contractor monetary claims
  • Supervise DOT and consultant engineers in the evaluation and analysis of contractor claims
  • Solicit consultant services
  • Facilitate the financial needs of the unit
  • Analyze and make recommendations on design issues encountered during construction projects
  • Serve as a technical advisor on construction matters
  • Lead and coordinate construction pilot projects
  • Distribute, prioritize, oversee and review unit work as assigned by a supervisor
  • Provide staff training and assistance
  • Conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations
  • Act as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, consultants, the Contracting Community and outside officials regarding policies and procedures
  • Recommend policies and standards
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Public speaking and give oral and written presentations
  • Other related duties as required.
About Us: As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

What We Can Offer You: The DOT offers a 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

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

Application Information:
  • 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.
  • Relevant information such as possession of any licensure, any specialization in college, or relevant internships must be included in the application package.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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, 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
Please Note: 
  • 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.gov or (860) 952-9087.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation 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 transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

Oversees a group of engineers and personnel of lower grade in construction of highways or other transportation projects; acts as a liaison with consulting engineers; trains in-house and consultant inspectors; reviews construction final cost estimates and verifies final payments; serves as technical advisor for construction projects; develops and maintains cost data relative to design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges; prepares comprehensive reports; develops and maintains standards and specifications for highways and bridges consistent with technological advances in design, construction and maintenance; oversees group of engineers and other personnel conducting preliminary reconnaissance location surveys, preliminary design, estimating and plan preparation or conducting boundary surveys, setting and checking boundary monuments and preparing right-of-way boundary plans; oversees chemical and physical testing and analysis and makes recommendations concerning suitability of construction and maintenance materials; prepares survey reports and recommendations on highway location; 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; considerable knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction 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 or Construction Management and three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation construction engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Possession of 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 may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement.
2. Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or 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. Possession of at least Level III certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction Inspection or Highway Surveys from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
4. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
5. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION 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 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Project Management experience including some or all of the following: conflict resolution; preparing letters, memorandums, and other correspondences; developing or reviewing construction schedules; Time Extensions and C.O.'s.; analyzing, reviewing, and interpreting engineering reports, plans and specifications; analyzing design or construction problems and determining effective solutions; price or project issue negotiations
  • Experience with pilot projects
  • Experience managing or leading initiatives and projects
  • Experience communicating with various constitutes through phone, e-mail and face to face interactions; and presentations
  • Experience using SiteManager AASHTOWARE and Compass, CTDOT Construction Manual, and the Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel, Word, Project, Teams and Outlook
  • Professional ambition, Leadership skills, self-motivation, considerable oral and written communication skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) licenses

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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