Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) - Facilities Design

Facilities Structural Engineer

Recruitment #230911-9108FQ-001


Do you want to advance initiatives to design facilities to support Connecticut’s transportation network?   If so, read below and apply today!  
The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for a Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (Facilities Structural Engineer) role within the Facilities Design Unit located at our headquarters in Newington, CT. This position will support the DOT’s initiatives to develop buildings to support and maintain Connecticut’s transportation network.  

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
  • Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE’s)  Employer of the Year 

  • Monday through Friday
  • Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Location: Newington, CT
  • Hybrid (office/telework) work schedules may be available
This position will be for a Structural Engineer for new or renovation design projects at facilities that support Highway Operations including maintenance and repair facilities, salt sheds, storage tank designs, and other facilities managed by the Department. In this role you will showcase your knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in the fields of structural engineering, as applied to the DOT.

The Facilities Design Unit provides in-house and consultant engineering design and technical support services in the areas of Civil, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the DOT and Facilities Design unit to deliver our mission.

You will be expected to travel to and attend trainings, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary and possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of your application.  If applicable, please also list your Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, Engineer in Training licensure and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold. 

Watch the video below to see what it's like to be an engineer at the 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
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited.  If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting. 
Important Information After You Apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
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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 Hayley Newhouse, at


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.


As a Transportation Engineer 3 in Facilities Design you may be assigned working lead responsibility for lower-level engineers and may perform advanced engineering work within your assigned discipline. You will implement programs, projects and activities for maintenance and repair facilities.

Examples of Duties include:
  • Perform complex design work including preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Management of project schedules and budgets
  • Prepare contract documents
  • Act as liaison with other design disciplines, engineering units, and building occupants.
  • Provide technical support to and coordinate with other DOT units
  • Oversee consultant engineers in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards
  • Develop detailed analyses; review, interpret and coordinate drawings with respect to current codes and analyses.
  • Conduct research, analysis, and computations
  • Provide technical advice and recommendations
  • Prepare reports and manuals
  • Oversee inspections
  • Conduct field reviews
  • Respond to legislative requests and public inquiries
  • Represent Department at town and public meetings and in negotiations
  • Participate on committees
  • Provide engineering support during construction
  • Serve as expert witness in legal proceedings
  • Analyze problems and recommend effective solutions
  • Assist in development of policy 
  • See other examples of duties here


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.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.


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).


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).


  • Possession of a degree or coursework in Structural Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Experience supervising, evaluating and developing improved performance of junior engineers
  • Experience with relevant federal, state, agency and bureau manuals, policies, and procedures 
  • Experience analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions for structural engineering related issues
  • Experience performing detailed analyses; review, interpretation, and coordination of drawings with respect to current codes and analyses
  • Experience with MicroStation
  • Experience preparing and reviewing complex technical reports and documents
  • Experience leading people and managing tasks, including influencing staff in higher level positions, to achieve common goals
  • Experience working independently, being self-motivated and taking ownership of assignments
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Compass, Microsoft Project and other engineering discipline-related applications and modeling software
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 including scheduling meetings, managing data, composing correspondence, report writing and tracking work
  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing and presenting complex information to diverse populations including officials, peers, members of the public and small and large groups
  • Experience in Engineering, Maintenance or Construction Management
  • Experience developing relationships and coordinating effectively with other Department units, consultants, towns, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.