Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Engineer (Engineering)

Project Design

Recruitment #220107-9164FE-001

Introduction



Are you an experienced transportation engineer looking to take your career to the next level? Read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), invites its qualified employees to apply for an exciting full-time (40 hours per week) Transportation Supervising Engineer (Engineering) opportunity within the Traffic Engineering Project Design Unit in Newington, CT. 

Employees who will meet the minimum qualifications for this position by May 1, 2022 are eligible and encouraged to apply! Please see 'Minimum Qualifications' sections below.

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: Transportation Supervising Engineer (TSE) positions are assigned to assist and carry out direction from the DOT's Principal Engineers and Managers in accordance with federal and state statutes, policies, and regulations. 

IN THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PROJECT DESIGN UNIT, YOU WILL:
  • Be accountable for designs and reviews of traffic engineering related aspects of DOT administered construction projects, including maintenance and protection of traffic and detours, signs, pavement markings, and traffic signals
  • Be responsible for managing Traffic Engineering prime design projects
  • Design and review traffic operational analysis reports and models associated with roadway construction projects
  • Develop and update the DOT’s special provisions, standards sheets, and guide details for signs, pavement markings, and temporary traffic control
  • Act as a key representative of the DOT to the public and other stakeholders and serve as a role model to lower-level staff
Discover the opportunity to display your excellent verbal and written communications skills, presentation skills, negotiating skills, leadership ability, interpersonal skills, cooperativeness, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

Selection Plan

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

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by 5/1/2022.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required and must be maintained.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.   
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply: 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely 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.
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 Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising engineers and other staff engaged in engineering and/or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises work of engineers, technicians and other technical and/or clerical personnel in any one of several organizationally specialized engineering operations, railroad or airport sections; reviews detailed plans, specifications or studies of complex engineering problems related to areas such as highway, bridge, facility or geometric design, traffic engineering, computer applications, electrical engineering, highway operations, geo-technical engineering, hydraulics and drainage, utilities, contract and project development, environmental compliance, railroad engineering or airport engineering; supervises research into development of improved materials or products and testing methods; supervises field and office research projects on engineering and technical problems; supervises research on economic, financial and administrative aspects of pavement management, highway construction and maintenance, design of highways and bridges with reference to materials to be used and in pavement work correction, resurfacing and winter maintenance techniques; coordinates design related elements of construction projects; prepares special reports, cost estimates, standards and specifications and fee schedules for consultant engineers, surveyors or contractors; reviews progress reports; 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 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 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 engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as an engineer with lead responsibility for complex transportation engineering projects in bridge design, drainage, electrical, foundations, traffic, facilities design, highway design, research, utilities or hydraulics. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a degree or coursework in Civil Engineering, Transportation, or a closely related field
  • Experience with all aspects of traffic engineering design including traffic control signals; signal systems, roadway signing, pavement markings, maintenance and protection of traffic, operational analysis, and safety evaluations
  • Experience developing, analyzing, and reviewing plans, specifications, and estimates for complex traffic engineering project
  • Experience developing traffic control related specifications, guide details, and standards
  • Experience reviewing traffic operational analysis reports and models
  • Experience handling traffic control issues during construction
  • Experience coordinating with other Department units, consultants, and town, state, and federal agencies
  • Experience supervising and assigning work to lower-level staff
  • Experience with project management tasks such as managing project deadlines and costs
  • Experience training or presenting technical information
  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing
  • Experience applying state and federal standards for traffic control devices
  • Experience leading people and managing tasks
  • Experience using Office 365 tools

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

3. 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.