Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #240701-8839FO-001


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

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Transportation (DOT), invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) in the Office of State Traffic Administration.

  • The Transportation Engineer 2 in the Office of the State Traffic Administration (OSTA) will be responsible for reviewing and providing determinations regarding speed limit studies, traffic signal reviews, passing zone reviews, no through truck investigations, parkway permits, and other requests. The Transportation Engineer 2 will also be reviewing Major Traffic Generator (MTG) applications for their effects on roadway operations in collaboration with other units in the Department. They will also work with office staff to manage all of the necessary responsibilities of the Office of the State Traffic Administration. 
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reviewing Major Traffic Generator (MTG) applications, speed limit requests, passing zone studies, no through truck investigations, traffic signal revisions, and other requests.
  • Conducting field reviews for MTG applications, speed limit studies, passing zone studies, no through truck investigations, and other requests.
  • Preparing technical reports and administrative documents for MTG applications, speed limit studies, passing zone studies, no through truck investigations, traffic signal revisions, and other requests.
  • Reviewing requests for Parkway permits from applicants.
  • Conducting research and preparing technical reports on findings.
  • Assisting in the development of policy, procedures and methods.
  • Analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions.
  • Responding to legislative requests and public inquiries.
  • Acting as a liaison with consultants, municipalities, regional authorities, and other State and Federal agencies.
  • Participating in committees.
  • Providing technical support to and coordinating with other DOT units.
  • Providing technical advice and recommendations.
  • Traveling will be required, incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  • 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.
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week. 
  • Monday through Friday.
  • First shift.
  • Location: Newington, CT.
  • P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

  • At DOT, our mission 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. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here!
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Selection Plan

  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
To Apply:

  • 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.
  • 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 Talent Acquisition Professional listed on this job posting.
  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview.
  • 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 and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation engineering projects or studies in the following areas: administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.


Acts as a team member in preparation and review of plans and estimates for construction or maintenance of bridges, structures, highways and transportation facilities; performs designs for horizontal and vertical geometry necessary for development of highway design plans, profiles and cross sections; develops necessary coordinate geometry for layout of design plans; prepares and reviews computations for storm drainage systems and culvert designs; assists in project budget preparation, report writing, general planning and administration of unit work from an engineering project coordination and technical stand point; conducts engineering procedural studies; prepares research and administrative reports; plans and oversees highway maintenance; oversees activities of lower grade engineers and technical aides in traffic control and operation studies, designs and analyses; prepares and reviews storm drainage systems and culvert designs and computations for watersheds of 1000 acres and less; performs mathematical calculations in development of flood profiles, synthetic hydrographs, flood routing, energy dissipation, pollution abatement and erosion protection; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field 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; considerable skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; considerable technical skills in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill and ability to analyze and evaluate engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and provide effective solutions; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform complex mathematical calculations; ability to develop and interpret plans and specifications.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and two (2) years of experience in a professional transportation engineering or transportation construction engineering capacity.

Note: For State employees, one (1) year of experience must have been at the level of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) or (Construction 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.


  • Possession of a degree or coursework in Civil, Transportation, Railroad, Architectural Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
  • Experience with reviewing the transportation impacts of large-scale developments.
  • Experience with engineering design related to all traffic engineering elements, including traffic signals, pavement markings, and signing.
  • Experience with performing traffic engineering related investigations.
  • Experience analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions for engineering and administrative issues.
  • Experience working in accordance with office manuals, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Experience with oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience developing relationships with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Experience using Office 365 products and applications.


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 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.

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