Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)

Facilities Design - Rail and Project Management (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220726-9108FQ-002


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for three (3) full-time, 40 hours/week Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) opportunities within the Facilities Design Unit in the Division of Facilities & Transit at our Headquarters in Newington with hybrid telework options available. These positions will support the DOT’s initiatives to develop and construct Connecticut’s bus and rail systems and also increase the capability of DOT’s electric vehicle charging network.  

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 Roles: Facilities Design has challenging openings for senior level engineers to work on rails and bus transit projects.   

The Facilities Design Unit 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 this position would be to provide engineering and project management for new or renovation design projects at 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 above ground and underground storage tanks, electric vehicle charging operations and alternative energy supplies.

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

Application Details: 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. 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 the 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, projects and activities for rail transportation, bus transportation, highway maintenance, and electrical facility system upgrades.

Develops and/or implements programs, projects and activities for rail and bus transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering; prepares various documents which may include technical reports, train operating schedules, service contracts, service and non-service related agreements including leases, licenses and easements, construction schedules, project contracts, force account agreements, construction methods, design functions, project budgets, material specifications, budgets and reviews; may provide final review of reports, schedules, agreements, etc., in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards; develops detailed analyses; reviews, interprets and coordinates contracts, agreements and/or Federal Railroad Administration regulations and Connecticut General Statutes with railroads and local, regional, State and Federal agencies; develops preparations for legislative, informational and public hearings; performs related duties as required; ability to utilize computer software.

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 Civil, Transportation, Railroad, Architectural Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Experience supervising, evaluating and developing improved performance of junior engineers
  • Experience with relevant federal, state, agency and bureau manuals, policies, and procedures 
  • Experience with development and administration of Federally funded projects
  • Experience analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions for engineering related issues
  • Experience preparing and reviewing complex technical reports and documents
  • Experience leading people and managing tasks, including influencing staff in higher level positions, to achieve common goals
  • Experience working independently, being self-motivated and taking ownership of assignments
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Compass, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office 365 including scheduling meetings, managing data, composing correspondence, report writing and tracking work
  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing and presenting complex information to diverse populations including officials, peers, members of the public and small and large groups
  • Experience in Engineering, Maintenance or Construction Management
  • Experience working in a railroad or railroad related organization 
  • Experience developing relationships and coordinating effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders


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.