Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Bus Facility Electrification and Technology Supervisor

Recruitment #220422-9164FE-001

Introduction



The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has a Bus Facility Electrification and Technology Supervisor (Transportation Supervising Engineer) position to lead the Department’s Bus Facility Electrification Program and Bus Technology Program in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing. With the impacts of climate change being felt around the world, the State of Connecticut has committed to full electrification of bus transit and will transition diesel buses to battery-electric buses as the current fleet is replaced. Benefits of this change include reduced fuel consumption, vehicle emissions, and noise pollution.

The successful candidate will lead a unit in a fast-paced environment that will oversee the electrification of bus facilities across the state and manage new bus technology projects including automated bus pilots and developing on-street bus rapid transit projects. Additional projects will include the roll out of complex AVL-based scheduling software to allow for real time dispatching to on demand vehicles, customer wi-fi on buses, procurement and installation of Automated Passenger Counters for bus systems and onboard information systems on buses to broadcast service changes and onboard route information (next stop). You’ll also provide oversight and coordination of these programs with statewide impact and make decisions based on many variables which directly impact the outcome of the program.

Job Highlights:

  • Full-time
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday
  • Hybrid work schedule of on-site and remote work available
What We Can Offer You: The State of CT 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

Application Information:

  • 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 the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Connect With Us:

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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.

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

  • Experience in leading the development of new projects and programs including Battery Electric Buses.
  • Experience with Intelligent Transportation Systems and Information Technology for transit systems such as automatic data collection, automatic vehicle location, automatic passenger counting and fare payment technology.
  • Experience with large scale electrification programs (10 mw+).
  • Experience with vehicle charging equipment.
  • Experience developing and mentoring staff.
  • Experience working with of public transportation operations.
  • Experience managing work independently.

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.