Transportation Engineer Technician Trainee (Surveys)


Recruitment #240507-8740FS-002


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?
If so, come join our great team of engineering professionals and make an ImpaCT!

Current students who will be graduating with an Associate's degree in Engineering Technology or Construction Technology by the end of June 2024 are strongly encouraged to apply!

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for multiple Transportation Engineer Technician Trainee positions in the Survey Unit of the District 2 Office of Surveys.


  • Competitive 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.
  • Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • 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.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
  • Join an award winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) and named the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) CT Employer of the Year for 2024!

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • First Shift
  • Winter Hours: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Summer Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: On-Site in Survey Unit, District 2- Norwich, CT

    The District 2 Surveys Unit manages and directs all field and office survey operations for the district and provides support to Design Units and ongoing construction projects. 

    Transportation Engineer Technician Trainees will learn to operate survey field instruments, such as conventional and robotic Total Stations, Auto and Digital Levels and GPS receivers. Discover the opportunity to:

    • Perform Land Surveying duties, in support of transportation construction engineering projects.
    • Operate and maintain various surveying instruments.
    • Learn the methods and procedures of Landy Surveying
    • Learn topographic, construction and boundary surveying
    • Perform related duties as required. 
    Transportation Engineer Technician Trainees receive training to develop technical engineering skills and knowledge. After successfully completing a one-year training program, trainees are eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer Technician

      ABOUT US

      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. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT! 

      Watch the videos below to learn what Transportation Engineers do at the Connecticut 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.
      • 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. 
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      • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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      • 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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      In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in performing basic technical engineering work for the development of knowledge and skills to qualify for advancement in the field of construction engineering, surveying and materials testing.


      Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.


      • Knowledge of basic construction engineering theories, principles and methods;
      • Skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and computer applications;
      • Considerable ability in performing mathematical computations;
      • Ability to prepare accurate drawings.


      An Associate’s degree in engineering technology or construction technology.


      • Possession of at least Level II 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 General Experience.
      • Possession of at least Level II certification in the Certified Survey Technician Program of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (Office Track for computer operators and Field Track for instrument operators) may be substituted for the Associate’s degree requirement.


      • Experience working with arithmetic, geometry and trigonometry in work or academic scenarios. 
      • Experience with highway and construction surveying.
      • Experience with Microsoft Office, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), and Geographic Information System (GIS).


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


      As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.