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DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO
Problem solve, recommend and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
Utilize computer aided design software (MicroStation) and other applications such as Microsoft Excel and Word
Showcase your oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Engineers in the SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS (S&F) section:
provide design and review services related to soil, rock and foundations for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and facilities
conduct subsurface exploration programs to characterize subsurface conditions
determine representative samples for soil and rock laboratory testing
perform laboratory soil testing and interpret results from soil/rock laboratory testing
select/design the most appropriate foundations for structures
prepare geotechnical reports and other technical documents
review geotechnical work prepared by consultant engineering firms
provide technical support to Maintenance personnel involving rock slopes and roadway instability
provide specialized engineering support during construction involving review of working drawing submissions, responses to Requests for Information (RFI’s), and responses to Requests for Change (RFC’s)
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.
*Salary Note:New hires to State service start at Paygrade FS 18, step 5, currently $69,128 annually.
Transportation Engineer Trainees receive training to develop technical engineering skills and knowledge. After successfully completing your one-year training program, you will be promoted to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering). The target class has a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and one (1) year of experience in transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering. For State employees, the one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of a Transportation Engineer Trainee. After successfully completing two years as a Transportation Engineer 1, you will be promoted to Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering).
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The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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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 receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In this role, you will be training to learn the following duties:
prepares detailed Geotechnical Reports and recommendations for structures and roadways;
analyzes soil and rock for foundation design;
reviews geotechnical work prepared by consultant engineers;
provides technical advice to Maintenance personnel on issues related to rock slope and roadway instability;
administers 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 exploration programs to characterize subsurface conditions;
provides specialized engineering support during construction involving review of working drawing submissions, responses to Requests for Information (RFI’s), and responses to Requests for Change (RFC’s);
prepares and oversees geophysical testing related to geotechnical project needs;
analyzes problems and recommends effective solutions;
assists in establishment of policy, procedures and methods;
assists in development and review of department contracts;
prepares scopes of service and negotiates manhours for consultant projects;
General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Bachelor's degree.
If the target job classification has a Minimum Qualification that requires specific licensure and/or the Bachelor's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific licensures and degree areas are required for appointment to the Transportation Engineer Trainee classification.
Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
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 General Experience 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 General Experience requirement.
Possession of a Civil Engineering degree with course work relevant to the field of geotechnical engineering
Cooperative education/internship experience or work experience in the field of geotechnical engineering
3.0 or higher grade-point average in relevant engineering courses
Academic, internship, or work experience utilizing engineering-related computer software
Experience with presentation skills
Experience with providing verbal and written communication to a diverse population
Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or Engineer in Training licensure
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Access
Experience efficiently managing large workloads
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 risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from 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.
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