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- 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
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- Full Time (40 hours/week)
- First Shift
- Monday – Friday
- Location: Rocky Hill, CT
This position is eligible to apply for telework after
successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance
with the Telework Policy. The Policy can be found here. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
This position resides in the Project Support section where the duties include:
- Day-to-day supervision of staff responsible for developing project close out documents
- Supporting construction project staff in administering the Department’s materials quality assurance program
- Reviewing and revising processes to collect and analyze test results
- Interpreting/recommending revisions to contract specifications
- Overseeing the use and administration of the Department’s Construction Management Systems (AASHTOWare Project Construction and Materials and AASHTOWare Project SiteManager), and Construction Document Management System (COMPASS) within the MESU
- Supporting MESU staff and active construction project staff to ensure review and testing of materials is documented adequately and the process evolves to accommodate the Design-Build project delivery method
- Perform related duties as required
WHO WE ARE
The mission of the DOT is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. To learn more about our mission, vision and values, please click here.
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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 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 transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
Oversees a group of engineers and personnel of lower grade in construction of highways or other transportation projects; acts as a liaison with consulting engineers; trains in-house and consultant inspectors; reviews construction final cost estimates and verifies final payments; serves as technical advisor for construction projects; develops and maintains cost data relative to design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges; prepares comprehensive reports; develops and maintains standards and specifications for highways and bridges consistent with technological advances in design, construction and maintenance; oversees group of engineers and other personnel conducting preliminary reconnaissance location surveys, preliminary design, estimating and plan preparation or conducting boundary surveys, setting and checking boundary monuments and preparing right-of-way boundary plans; oversees chemical and physical testing and analysis and makes recommendations concerning suitability of construction and maintenance materials; prepares survey reports and recommendations on highway location; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys and materials testing; considerable knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction 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 or Construction Management and three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation construction engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure or 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 Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or 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. Possession of at least Level III certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction Inspection or Highway Surveys from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
4. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
5. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION 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 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).
- Experience with oral and written communication skills, leadership, and strong organizational skills
supervising staff to comply with policies and directives, and prioritizing work
to accomplish initiatives and meet deadlines
- Experience using
Bluebeam, Microsoft Power Bi, and the Microsoft Office Suite including Excel to
create spreadsheets and analyze raw testing data and trends, Word to prepare
technical documents, Outlook to submit correspondence, and Teams.
- Experience using
project management software such as AASHTOWare Project SiteManager, AASHTOWare
Project Construction and Materials, COMPASS, or other similar enterprise
- Experience with Python or C++ or other similar computer programming language
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
1. Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP).
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. 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.