Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Assistant District Engineer

Recruitment #220119-8697AR-001


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut and looking to advance your career with the DOT? If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Assistant District Engineer (Construction Engineering) in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction located in the District One Construction Office in Rocky Hill, CT as a part of the Administrative & Residual (P5) Bargaining Unit. This position is full-time, 40 hours per 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. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the District to deliver the DOT’s mission.  

The Assistant District Engineer assists the District Engineer in supervising office and field staff engaged in contract administration and inspection of the various construction contracts by the Department. This includes staff engaged in design and constructability reviews during design development, contract closeout, the implementation and support of software and technology used in those duties, and oversight and support to municipality administered projects.  It is the District staff’s responsibilities to ensure that the work is performed in compliance with the contract plans and specifications and help deliver Connecticut’s transportation capital program through efficient and innovative engineering and construction solutions with stakeholder input. This will improve public safety and mobility, enhance economic vitality, and improve community connectivity while preserving environmental and cultural resources.

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.

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 Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

Application Information:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must have attained permanent state status* and be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
    *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.
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. 
  • 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 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
Please Note:
  • 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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at or (860) 952-9087.


In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for assisting the Transportation District Engineer in supervising a staff engaged in transportation engineering in the office and field or assisting the Transportation Chief of Engineering and Construction Services as a project lead for agency mega-projects*.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; oversees layout and staking for and construction of highways and bridges; oversees review of proposed design changes and construction orders for approval; oversees review and monitors progress of all construction; settles controversies with contractors and owners of property abutting the right of way or refers complaints to higher authority for settlement; oversees Department and contractor work necessary for a DOT mega-project ensuring all specifications are met, funding is monitored, and directs all interactions with contractors; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to construction of transportation infrastructure projects; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning and conduct of complex transportation engineering projects.


1. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.

2. For state employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Engineer (Construction Engineering) (Engineering).


  • Experience managing, scheduling, and directing staff relating to implementation of the Department's Capital program
  • Experience working and interacting with public officials, designers, departmental staff, and various other project related stakeholders
  • Experience with various department initiatives and implementation as it relates to management of a District


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 travel.

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



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.