Transportation Construction Administrator

Bureau of Engineering and Construction

Recruitment #240604-8817MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), invites eligible agency employees to apply for a Transportation Construction Administrator position within the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, at our Headquarters in Newington.

The Transportation Construction Administrator is the lead management position for the Department’s multi-modal capital construction program.  This program includes approximately 300 active construction projects at a value of approximately $3.5 billion throughout the state encompassing highway, bridge, rail, and transit improvements.  This position oversees the five District offices and the Division of Construction Operations.  The position is responsible for setting policy and procedures for the administration and implementation of the capital construction program, as well as being familiar with industry, national, and regional best practices.   

  • Full Time, first shift
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available
  • Location: Newington, CT
  • 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
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As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,200 individuals statewide in five 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 the State’s resources. DOT 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.

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Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, of the agency listed above, for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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 individual listed on this job posting. 
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    In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction Services this class is accountable for directing the staff and work of the Office of Construction.


    • Directs staff and operations of the Office of Construction;
    • Coordinates, plans and manages office activities; 
    • Formulates program goals and objectives; 
    • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
    • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
    • Evaluates staff; 
    • Prepares or assists in preparation of office budget; 
    • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of office who might impact on program activities; 
    • Plans, coordinates, and administers all district engineering functions and other field operations including construction and timely completion of projects; 
    • Develops and makes recommendations for plans and specifications for construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, highway property and other structures; 
    • Makes recommendations regarding establishment of standards and procedures for engineering office work, resolution of claims and granting of time extensions; 
    • Makes field reviews of major problems in construction; 
    • Assures safety and convenience of the public during progress of construction; 
    • Monitors program scheduling and determines staffing requirements;
    • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
    • Performs related duties as required.


    • Considerable knowledge of
      • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
      • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
      • principles, practices and techniques of highway construction engineering; 
    • Considerable
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Considerable ability to direct a large scale program of highway engineering.


    Eleven (11) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects.


    Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in the field of transportation engineering with responsibility for policy formulation and complex project management for major bridge or highway design or highway construction projects.


    • Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be on management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.


    • Managerial experience including experience efficiently delivering Bureau goals and objectives
    • Experience with industry and national best construction practices
    • Experience with Department, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, and Office of Construction policies and procedures
    • Experience solving complex problems and leading a team of diverse professionals
    • Experience with the management of large and complex capital construction programs and projects
    • Experience with applying verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with presentation creation and delivery to stakeholders of all levels


    Incumbents in this class must possess 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.



    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.