Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering)

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Recruitment #220912-8839FO-001


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

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 enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; to make walking and bicycling to school safe and more appealing; and to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects that will improve safety, and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington.  This position reports directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Strategic Planning & Projects.

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, as well as 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;  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 State and Federal agencies and other external stakeholders

This position will serve as a working level engineer and will assist in: planning level project scoping with a focus on coordinating the Department’s Safe Routes to School program; Complete Streets and safety related projects; and aiding in the management of the Department’s Community Connectivity Grant Program for such projects. Duties may include, but are not limited to: providing engineering expertise for corridor studies and milestone project reviews with a focus on Active Transportation modes; acting as a planning liaison with Department personnel from various technical disciplines and administrative areas, 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 benefits package including comprehensive healthcare (including vision), and dental coverage, two retirement plan options, extensive paid time off. In addition, we encourage a healthy work-life balance, and voluntary benefits which include professional development programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, as well as Health Navigator. 

Selection Plan

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Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at or (860) 986-6918.


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.


Acts as a team member in preparation and review of plans and estimates for construction or maintenance of bridges, structures, highways and transportation facilities; performs designs for horizontal and vertical geometry necessary for development of highway design plans, profiles and cross sections; develops necessary coordinate geometry for layout of design plans; prepares and reviews computations for storm drainage systems and culvert designs; assists in project budget preparation, report writing, general planning and administration of unit work from an engineering project coordination and technical stand point; conducts engineering procedural studies; prepares research and administrative reports; plans and oversees highway maintenance; oversees activities of lower grade engineers and technical aides in traffic control and operation studies, designs and analyses; prepares and reviews storm drainage systems and culvert designs and computations for watersheds of 1000 acres and less; performs mathematical calculations in development of flood profiles, synthetic hydrographs, flood routing, energy dissipation, pollution abatement and erosion protection; 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 in Transportation engineering and planning.  
  • Experience in the fundamentals of project management; 
  • Experience reading and interpreting design plans, specifications and construction contracts; 
  • Experience with relevant State and federal statutes, regulations and guidance particularly in regard to Complete Streets; 
  • Experience dealing with design professionals, construction contractors, other State and federal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials and the public;  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365; ESRI ArcGIS, MicroStation and related software and interpretation of other published documents and media such as aerial photography.


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.