Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)

Facilities Design - Electrical Engineering (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220726-9108FQ-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for a full-time 40 hours/week, Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) within the Electrical Engineering section of the Facilities Design Unit located at our Headquarters in Newington with hybrid telework options available.  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 Division of Facilities and Transit to deliver the DOT’s mission. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!

The Role: Facilities Design has an opening for a senior level engineer to work on electrical engineering projects that range from roadway electrical systems and illumination, electrical systems for vertical construction, Information Management Systems, Energy Efficiency, and Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems.  
Overall, Facilities Design provides in-house and consultant engineering design and technical support services in the areas of Civil, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The primary focus of Facilities Design is the renovation or new construction of facilities that support the roadway, bridge, rail transit, and bus transit operations. These projects include highway maintenance and repair facilities, rail stations, rail maintenance facilities, track, signal and catenary for rail operations, bus maintenance facilities, parking garages, salt sheds and both aboveground and underground storage tanks, electric vehicle charging stations and alternative energy supply. The Electrical Position would reside within the Electrical Engineering section of the unit to provide in-house electrical system designs for both roadway and vertical construction/building systems and to perform the review of consultant prepared electrical system designs.

This position requires considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in the field of electrical engineering, as applied to the Department of Transportation.

Application Details: Please list your Driver's license number, expiration date, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application. The successful candidate for this position must be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary and possess and retain a valid Driver's license. In the location section of your application select Newington, or all. 

Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, hire for diversity and new perspectives, and accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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Selection Plan

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 the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • 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
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  • 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, 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. 
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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of 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.


As a Transportation Engineer 3 in Facilities Design you may be assigned working lead responsibility for lower level engineers and may perform advanced engineering work within your assigned discipline. You will implement programs and activities for electrical engineering projects and support of highway, bridge, and facilities projects.

Examples of Duties include:
  • Perform complex design work including preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Prepare agreements and contract documents
  • Act as liaison with municipalities, regional authorities, other State and federal agencies
  • Provide technical support to and coordinate with other DOT units
  • Oversee consultant engineers
  • Conduct research, analysis, and computations
  • Provide technical advice and recommendations
  • Prepare reports and manuals
  • Oversee inspections
  • Conduct field reviews
  • Respond to legislative requests and public inquiries
  • Represent Department at town and public meetings and in negotiations
  • Participate on committees
  • Provide engineering support during construction
  • Serve as expert witness in legal proceedings
  • Analyze problems and recommend effective solutions
  • Assist in development of policy  
  • See other examples of duties here


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices 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; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).


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.

4. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years' must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).


  • Possession of a degree or coursework in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Experience with engineering design related to electrical supply, energy efficiency, roadway lighting systems, illumination on buildings and bridges, and building electrical systems.  
  • Experience with DOT Project Delivery process
  • Experience writing technical documents such as design specifications 
  • Experience providing high-level verbal and written communication as a liaison with other operating units, regulatory agencies, officials, and the public
  • Experience with the contract development process, and administrative and financial controls with plans, contracts, projects and reports; 
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Compass, and Microsoft Office 365 including scheduling meetings, managing data, composing correspondence, report writing and tracking work; 
  • Experience developing relationships with stakeholders; 
  • Experience identifying problems, researching solutions, making decisions, and verifying the accuracy of the decision; 
  • Experience in Engineering, Maintenance or Construction Management.


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

2. Incumbents may be required to travel.


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.



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