Transportation Engineer 2 – Active Transportation

Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #220822-8839FO-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Engineer 2 position dedicated to community project planning and development and active transportation. If you're a team player who values accessibility, equity, safety, and environmental stewardship, this could be the role for you!

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), Monday - Friday, first shift opportunity located in Newington, CT.

About Us: As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

The Role:
We are seeking a dynamic motivated candidate for this opportunity to advance planning and concept development of Complete Streets Projects in the Department. This unit specializes in active transportation projects and complete streets principles, which will be a focus of much of the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding. The Project Coordination Unit currently oversees the $38 million Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP), the newly developed Transportation Rural Improvement Program, and the Trail Management Program. The Project Coordination Unit also develops project concepts to improve safety and mobility for all modes, is responsible for performing Complete Streets project design reviews and performs the Department’s Bicycle & Pedestrian and Safe Routes to School Coordination functions.

This Transportation Engineer 2 position requires: knowledge of the principles and practices involved in transportation engineering including highway design, construction methods and procedures, and traffic engineering, all with a focus on active transportation modes; the ability to read and interpret construction plans, estimates and specifications; knowledge of established policies and operational methodologies including but not limited to Complete Streets; and knowledge of administrative and financial procedures related to the project development process. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing effective, efficient communication and working relationships, internally, as well as with other regional, State and federal agencies and external stakeholders

This position will serve as a working level engineer and will assist in planning level project scoping with a focus on Complete Streets and safety related projects; and aiding in the management of various unit led initiatives including the Department’s Community Connectivity Grant Program, newly created Transportation Rural Improvement Program, Trail Management Program and Safe Routes to School Program. Duties may include, but are not limited to: providing engineering expertise for corridor studies and milestone project reviews including a focus on Active Transportation modes; acting as a planning liaison with Department personnel from various technical disciplines and administrative areas, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local officials, regional planning agencies, and other major stakeholders; preparing summaries of program activities; attending and presenting at public meetings; and performing related duties as required.


The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

Watch the video below to see what Transportation Engineers do at the CT DOT!


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 or shift.
  • 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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  • Note: 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.
  • 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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Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the following areas: administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.


  • Performs complex tasks and assignments in developing, coordinating, and reviewing transportation planning programs and projects
  • Recommends, coordinates, or participates in transportation project development process
  • Oversees and participates in corridor studies
  • Prepares and reviews reports, studies, and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations
  • Coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, consultants, and stakeholders as required
  • Investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation issues related to programs and projects
  • May make presentations
  • Field work may be required and travel primarily within the State may be necessary
  • Performs related duties as required


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field 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; considerable skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; considerable technical skills in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill and ability to analyze and evaluate engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and provide effective solutions; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform complex mathematical calculations; ability to develop and interpret plans and specifications.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and two (2) years of experience in a professional transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering capacity.

Note: For State employees, one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) or (Construction 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.


  • Experience and coursework in transportation engineering and planning
  • Experience with best practices for the design of Complete Streets projects and active transportation facilities
  • Experience and coursework in reading and interpreting design plans, specifications, and construction contracts
  • Experience with relevant state and federal statutes, regulations, and guidance including those related to Complete Streets and bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with design professionals, construction contractors, other federal, state, and municipal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials, and the public
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365, ESRI ArcGIS, and MicroStation


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

2. Incumbents in this class 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.