The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Engineer 3 positions within the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Bridges, Hydraulics and Drainage section at our Headquarters in Newington.
The DOT has challenging openings for senior engineers involved in all aspects of hydraulic engineering and water resource matters related to transportation facilities and projects. These positions are full time, 40 hours per week. Positions are located in the DOT's Hydraulics and Drainage section.
Come Work Where You Can:
- Make a positive difference to the traveling public
- Make highways and bridges safe
- Pilot new techniques and durable materials
- Develop efficient project delivery methods and tools
Engineers in the HYDRAULICS AND DRAINAGE (H&D) section provide specialized engineering, technical support and policy advice on all storm water and water resource management issues related to the planning, permitting, design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities. H&D engineering work includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hydraulic design and/or review of storm drainage systems, culverts, highway or railroad bridges over waterways, detention facilities, dams and related hydraulic structures. H&D engineers perform bridge scour analysis, prepare revetment and scour countermeasure design and assist with bridge scour monitoring. They also prepare flood management certifications and other permit documentation; provide design support and technical advice to other Department units on hydraulic and drainage activities associated with the design and/or maintenance of transportation facilities; and conduct the review of commercial development proposals brought before the Office of State Traffic administration and district permit offices.
Applicants must be available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required and must be maintained.
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WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, telework opportunities, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and a culture that promotes work-life balance!
We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at our Newington, CT Headquarters facility. All DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.
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- 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.
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After You Apply:
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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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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Oversees work of lower level engineers and performs complex design work; designs difficult foundations and bridges of advanced design; makes field inspection of bridge sites to obtain information necessary for design of important structures; oversees field inspection of structural condition of existing structures and preparation of sketches, plans and recommendations for adequate repair; acts as liaison between towns and state as consulting engineer in repair of bridges; oversees and conducts research on materials incorporated in bridges, highways, and miscellaneous structures and maintenance and construction methods in field; oversees state and consultant engineers in review of storm sewer and culvert designs and computations prepared by Design division and contracting engineers for watersheds of 650 acres and less; provides technical advice to Design division and District Engineers on pollution control measures and unusual storm sewer and culvert designs; prepares computations for storm sewer and culvert designs; attends field reviews on all new designs for highway projects; recommends revisions to improve drainage design; oversees laboratory work on soil samples for determination of void ratio, water content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, plasticity limits, permeability, optimum moisture content, confined and unconfined compressive strength, direct shear and consolidation; prepares detailed geotechnical reports and recommendations; oversees analyses, computations, preparation of plans and data relating to hydraulic problems encountered in planning and design of highways; performs hydrographic analysis and flood routing for retention basin designs; serves as expert witness in court cases; reviews drainage design on major permit applications for shopping centers and housing developments; assists in preparation and updating of Drainage Manual; oversees engineers, electricians and technicians in design or maintenance of extensive highway lighting, traffic light installations and computerized traffic control systems; performs complex work in preparation of plans, specifications and estimated cost of electrical contracts and work; oversees inspection of electrical construction and maintenance work and preparation of monthly and final estimates; coordinates preliminary surveys and planning of engineering requirements for construction and maintenance of electrical installations with state utilities; assists in coordination of work of design engineers with consulting engineers in preparation of plans to determine contract documents; recommends need for test, alterations, revision of replacement of equipment associated with highway lighting, traffic lights, drawbridges, and highway buildings; acts as consultant to district forces and other state agencies; oversees consultant engineers in the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates of bridges and structural improvement, construction and reconstruction of highways and construction or reconstruction of transportation facilities; recommends treatment of alignment, grade, surface and drainage features; makes project reports and analyzes comparative routes for economy, feasibility and utility; oversees activities of engineers and technical assistants engaged in review and processing of major traffic generator studies, highway traffic engineering investigations, surveys, design and research; reviews reports from investigators and subordinates; prepares final reports and recommendations applying to traffic signs, signals, markings, control devices, illumination, channelization, detour and route designations; represents department in state, town, public meetings; oversees and reviews plans, specifications and cost estimates for adjustment of relocation of public utilities in conflict with design and layout of construction for purpose of establishing their engineering adequacy; determines extent to which state shall reimburse utility companies for costs incurred; prepares and reviews agreements governing terms involved; represents state in negotiations with Federal Highway Administration for reimbursement of funds to state; confers with consulting, engineers, corporate, municipal planners, departmental personnel and others involved in coordinating utility adjustments with highway reconstruction work; advises departmental auditors on acceptability of credits offered or claims for payment made; 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.
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, 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
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).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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).
- Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
- Experience utilizing knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic engineering as it applies to transportation projects
- Experience applying the latest techniques and procedures employed in the field of hydraulic engineering
- Hands-on experience in watershed and hydraulic modeling using state-of-the-art computer software
- Experience performing bridge scour evaluations, preparing scour estimates/calculations, NBI ratings, slope protection (revetment) and scour countermeasure designs and scour reports
- Experience preparing and reviewing storm water drainage analysis and design
- Experience analyzing problems, reading plans, and interpreting reports related to hydraulics, bridge scour, drainage, flooding, flood management and recommending effective solutions as a retrofit or as part of a proposed project design
- Experience showcasing knowledge and understanding of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) and Regulations Connecticut State Agencies relating to Flood Management Certification and other water resource permitting administered by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)
- Experience showcasing knowledge and understanding of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and the FEMA map revision process
- Hands-on experience working with FEMA Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), mapping and technical data for the development of regulatory floodplain/floodway models for compliance with state flood management and NFIP regulations
- Experience utilizing knowledge of environmental design and permitting processes.
- Experience preparing technical memoranda, letters, reports, and other documents
- Experience with relevant federal, state, agency and bureau manuals, policies, and procedures
- Experience supervising, evaluating, and developing improved performance of junior engineers
- Experience coordinating effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, state, and federal agencies
- Experience using Office365, Bentley MicroStation or Openroads, Microsoft SharePoint and COMPASS
- Experience in project organization and document control
- Experience leading people and managing tasks, including influencing staff in higher level positions, to achieve common goals
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.
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.