Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineering Administrator

Recruitment #220506-8818MP-001


Are you a current Department of Transportation (DOT) employee looking to advance your career within the agency? If so, read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified employees to apply for a full-time Transportation Engineering Administrator position based in the Newington, CT Headquarters building.

Applicants must possess active Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S. §20-302. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and must have a valid Driver's license.

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.

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

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancies are 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
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the DOT is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at or (860) 986-6918.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction Services this class is accountable for directing the Office of Engineering.


  • Directs staff and operations of the Office of Engineering; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages office activities; 
  • Formulates program goals and objectives; 
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of office budget; 
  • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of the office who might impact on program activities; 
  • Directs and coordinates design activities including design work accomplished under contract by outside sources, hydraulics and drainage analysis, geometric and special studies, design of bridges, transportation buildings and other structures and related facilities and specialized engineering activities including roadside development, utility relocation and property map preparation; 
  • Directs bridge safety program; 
  • Reviews and recommends new or revised legislation; 
  • Directs preparation of engineering reports; 
  • Acts as engineering consultant to Transportation Chief Engineer and other departmental officials;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • principles and practices of civil engineering including bridge design, construction and maintenance; 
    • design concepts and practices; 
    • bridge safety and inspection programs; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills.


Eleven (11) 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 managerial capacity in the field of transportation engineering with responsibility for policy formulation and complex project management for major bridge or highway design or highway construction projects.


  • Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be on management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.


  • Experience managing and directing staff related to the development and implementation of the Department’s Capital Program.
  • Experience leading organizational change and process improvements.
  • Experience working and interacting with other Department Bureaus, federal and state agencies, and elected officials.
  • Experience implementing and resolving multi-discipline engineering challenges to ensure project delivery.


Incumbents in this class 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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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.