Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering) (40 Hour)

Subletting and Civil Rights

Recruitment #220803-8774FQ-001


Who we are:
The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is 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.

The DOT is currently recruiting for a Transportation Engineer 3 (Subletting and Civil Rights) within their Division of Construction Operations. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday located in Newington, CT.

Discover the opportunity to:

  • supervise/lead staff to perform various assigned tasks, reviewing and recommending approval subcontract approvals (CLA-12s) for construction projects;
  • review construction pre-award commitments and monitor its’ activity throughout the project;
  • act as liaison from the Office of Construction to the District and the Office of Contract Compliance in addressing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) issues related to conformance with contract documents as well as state and federal regulations;
  • collect, record, prepare and analyze data pertaining to EEO/DBE/SBE program;
  • assist the Districts with monitoring and addressing payroll issues related to enforcement of State and Federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules and regulations;
  • assist in preparing reports for transportation related project expenditures;
  • prepare responses by written letter and emails for requests for changes, transfers, reassignments, and or disposal of some or all portions of contract work;
  • oversee commercially useful function (CUF) reviews and may be required to make field visits to projects; report writing and researching and preparing administrative reports;
  • become familiar with the current and upcoming Construction Management System (CMS) software, SiteMananger and AASHTOWare, respectively in order to accomplish the work;
  • become acquainted with current office procedures and identifying new electronic methods like Office 365 and SharePoint to accomplish work by use of automation with the use of the CMS and other PDF software, as well as other means;
  • lead the update of manuals, guides and work flows, provide training related to updated processes and procedures, and other related assignments;
  • assist with developing new and revising existing construction specifications for materials and procedures;
  • work with the Construction Manual Committee with updating processes and workflows and managing records and files;
  • review contracts for conformance with latest specification documents;
  • collect, record, prepare and analyze data pertaining to plans and specification requirements;
  • act as liaison between the Office of Construction and Engineering, Contract Compliance and District units and assisting with monitoring Contractor and subcontractors on construction work;
  • assist the Districts with monitoring and addressing concerns with specifications and research and prepare administrative reports;
  • review construction issues to assist with developing Lessons Learned and recommend Best Practices.
We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes 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 and provide professional growth and development opportunities!

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.
  • 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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  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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In the Department of Transportation 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 transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.


Conducts field and office investigations of engineering, technical or other problems and prepares reports for higher level employees; analyzes problems and recommends effective solutions; assists in establishment of policy, procedures and methods; represents department in legislative matters; assists in development and review of department contracts; performs related duties as required.

WORKING LEAD LEVEL:  As assigned by the supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

Oversees a group of engineers and personnel of lower grade in construction of highways or other transportation projects; acts as a liaison with consulting engineers; trains in-house and consultant inspectors; reviews construction final cost estimates and verifies final payments; serves as technical advisor for construction projects; develops and maintains cost data relative to design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges; prepares comprehensive reports; develops and maintains standards and specifications for highways and bridges consistent with technological advances in design, construction and maintenance; oversees group of engineers and other personnel conducting preliminary reconnaissance location surveys, preliminary design, estimating and plan preparation or conducting boundary surveys, setting and checking boundary monuments and preparing right-of-way boundary plans; oversees chemical and physical testing and analysis and makes recommendations concerning suitability of construction and maintenance materials; prepares survey reports and recommendations on highway location; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys and materials testing; considerable knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction 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 or Construction Management and three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.


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


1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure or 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 Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or 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. Possession of at least Level III certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction Inspection or Highway Surveys from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
4. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
5. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION 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 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).


  • Experience communicating clearly and concisely in a leadership capacity with attention to detail and organization.
  • Experience leading or supervising staff.
  • Experience with Subletting, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise project administration for transportation projects.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Engineer-In-Training (EIT), and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) licenses.
  • Project Management experience which would include some or all of the following: conflict resolution; preparing letters, memorandums and other correspondences; developing or reviewing construction schedules; Time Extensions and C.O.'s.; analyzing, reviewing, and interpreting engineering reports, plans and specifications; analyzing design or construction problems and determining effective solutions; price or project issue negotiations.
  • Experience managing or leading initiatives and projects.
  • Experience communicating with various constituents through phone, e-mail and face to face interactions; and presentations.
  • Experience using SiteManager AASHTOWARE and Compass, CTDOT Construction Manual, and the Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel, Word, Project, Bluebeam, Teams and Outlook.


1. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP). 
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 
3. 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.


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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.