Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering)

Safe Routes to School Program

Recruitment #220106-8839FE-001

Introduction



Are you a team player who values accessibility, equity, safety, and environmental stewardship? If so, we are looking for you to join our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Engineer 2 position dedicated to our Safe Routes to School Program.

The Role: We are seeking a motivated candidate for this dynamic opportunity to enable and encourage children of all abilities to walk and bicycle to school; to make walking and bicycling to school safe and more appealing; and to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects that will improve safety, and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. The position is located at the DOT Headquarters in Newington. This position reports directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Strategic Planning & Projects.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:
  • Be required to have knowledge of the principles and practices involved in transportation engineering including highway design, construction methods and procedures, and traffic engineering, all with a focus on active transportation modes
  • Have the ability to read and interpret construction plans, estimates and specifications
  • Gain knowledge of established policies and operational methodologies including but not limited to Complete Streets
  • Work with administrative and financial procedures related to the project development process
  • Develop effective, efficient communication and working relationships internally, as well as with other State and Federal agencies and other external stakeholders
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 the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

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 and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the following areas: administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

This position will serve as a working level engineer and will assist in: 
  • Planning level project scoping with a focus on coordinating the Department’s Safe Routes to School program
  • Completing Streets and safety related projects
  • Aiding in the management of the Department’s Community Connectivity Grant Program for such projects
  • Providing engineering expertise for corridor studies and milestone project reviews with a focus on Active Transportation modes
  • Acting as a planning liaison with Department personnel from various technical disciplines and administrative areas, FHWA, local officials, regional planning agencies, and other major stakeholders
  • Preparing summaries of program activities
  • Attending and presenting at public meetings
  • Perform related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; considerable skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; considerable technical skills in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill and ability to analyze and evaluate engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and provide effective solutions; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform complex mathematical calculations; ability to develop and interpret plans and specifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and two (2) years of experience in a professional transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering capacity.

Note: For State employees, one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) or (Construction Engineering). 

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 Bachelor’s degree 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 Bachelor’s degree requirement.

3. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education, training and experience in Transportation engineering and planning
  • Education, training and experience in the fundamentals of project management
  • Experience reading and interpreting design plans, specifications and construction contracts
  • Experience with relevant State and federal statutes, regulations and guidance particularly in regard to Complete Streets
  • Experience dealing with design professionals, construction contractors, other State and federal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials and the public
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365; ESRI ArcGIS, MicroStation and related software and interpretation of other published documents and media such as aerial photography

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.