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Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)

By January 11, 2022

State of Connecticut

Are you an experienced engineer who is passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut? If so, read below and apply now!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Engineer 3 positions throughout our Headquarters in Newington!

The Roles: The DOT has challenging openings for senior level engineers in all disciplines: Civil Engineering, Highway Design, Traffic Design, Bridge Design, Building & Facility Design, Electrical, Structural, Mechanical and more! These positions are full time, 40 hours per week.

Come Work Where You Can:
• make a positive difference to the traveling public
• make highways and bridges safe
• expand public transportation (rail and bus)
• pilot new techniques and durable materials
• implement Transportation Asset Management Principles
• develop efficient project delivery methods and tools


ABOUT US: In the DIVISION OF HIGHWAY DESIGN engineers have the challenge to not only improve Connecticut’s transportation system to meet operational and safety needs, but also to balance improvements against environmental, historic, cultural, community, aesthetic, and economic impacts. Engineers in the Division of Highway Design provide lead services in the development of projects that improve the safety, capacity, and efficiency of the State’s transportation system and find solutions to challenging roadway and multi-modal improvement problems.  The State Design Unit consists of in-house highway design engineers who provide lead or support services in the development of capital projects.  They develop design alternatives into contract plans, specifications, and construction estimates, provide technical guidance on elements such as roadway geometry, roadside safety, and highway drainage, and they also coordinate roadway improvements with stakeholders such as municipal leaders, neighborhood groups, businesses, and homeowners. The Consultant Design Unit is responsible for overseeing engineering consultant firms that assist the Department in designing larger complex projects. The Project Development Unit is responsible for identifying and scoping all transportation projects for the Division of Highway Design as well as managing all roadway related assets.

Engineers in the DIVISION OF BRIDGES work with a variety of transportation structures.  They provide lead or support services in the development of capital projects as well as inspection of in-service structures.  They use advanced analysis software and CADD technology to prepare designs including geometrics, drainage, structural analysis including load ratings, creating bid documents for traffic, roadway and railroad structures, as well as bridge rehabilitations or replacements, and develop specifications and cost estimates. They administer projects from project concept, through design including coordinating permits, and coordinating with municipalities and utilities, then follow the project through to construction. During construction, they review contractor developed drawings to facilitate construction, ensure contract compliance and provide support to address construction complications. Bridge engineers also perform structure inspections assuring safety, capacity and efficiency of the State’s bridge infrastructure as well as carry out detailed geotechnical analysis and hydraulic analysis and review analysis done by outside parties. In addition, bridge engineers manage projects and programs designed by consultant firms.

Engineers in the DIVISION OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING develop designs for traffic signal systems and traffic control signals and review major commercial developments for their effect on highway operations.  They also conduct traffic engineering studies and perform traffic flow analyses.   Traffic safety engineers work to implement new and innovative solutions proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries. The Traffic Safety Engineering unit works to prevent fatal and serious injury crashes.  Traffic safety engineers work to implement new and innovative solutions proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries.

The OFFICE OF STATE TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION processes regulatory matters establishing a uniform system of traffic control signals, devices, signs, and markings for highways to ensure the safety of the traveling public.  A significant portion of the work involves the review and approval of Major Traffic Generators which are vital to economic development in the state.

The DIVISION OF FACILITIES AND TRANSIT consists of the Facilities Design, AEC Applications, Environmental Compliance, and Engineering Services (Pavement Design and Utilities Coordination) units. 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. The primary focus is the renovation or new construction of facilities that support the roadway, bridge, rail transit, and bus transit operations. These projects include highway maintenance and repair facilities, rail stations, rail maintenance facilities, track, signal and catenary for rail operations, bus maintenance facilities, parking garages, salt sheds and both above ground and underground storage tanks, electric vehicle charging stations and solar array fields. Engineers in AEC Applications are responsible for developing and establishing electronic design standards and computer applications development, support and training. Environmental Compliance provides technical support and regulatory guidance on matters related to hazardous wastes and regulated contaminated materials. Pavement Design engineers provide design and technical support for projects that span across Connecticut’s roughly 10,000 lane-mile roadway network.

Engineers in Project Administration are the in-house team responsible for advising, monitoring and delivering the Capital Program.  The Contract Development team oversees the development of contract documents and reviews plans and specifications for consistency, completeness and accuracy to ensure capital projects are suitable for advertising.  The Cost Estimating team prepares final confidential cost estimates and evaluates bids received on Department advertised projects. The Asset Management team is responsible for implementing the Department’s Highway and Transit Asset Management Plans regarding inventory, condition, lifecycle management, risk management, financial planning and investment strategies to maintain assets in a State of Good Repair and is responsible for regularly monitoring asset performance metrics and financial investments.  The Pavement Management team is responsible for compiling pavement condition information and proposing cost-effective treatment strategies to optimize investments in pavements.  The Program and Project Management team supports the Chief Engineer’s office in Capital Program management oversight and project prioritization as well as the identification and tracking of risks to project delivery.  The ADA Engineering Coordination team monitors and reports on the Department’s ADA and Title II compliance as it relates to activities within the public right-of-way.

Positions may also be available in other program areas.  Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!

OUR MISSION: 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, vison, and values here!

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU: Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, telework opportunities, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and a culture that promotes
work-life balance!

We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at our Newington, CT Headquarters facility. All DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.

Watch the video below to learn what it’s like to be a senior engineer at the Connecticut DOT!

To apply for this job email your details to hayley.newhouse@ct.gov

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