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Connecticut Careers Trainee-Consultant Agreements Planner- Consultant Bridge Design

By February 1, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Newington, CT
  • February 27, 2024


Connecticut Careers Trainee-Consultant Agreements Planner
Consultant Bridge Design

Recruitment #240105-1993FS-001

Newington, CT

Date Opened
2/1/2024 12:00:00 AM
$53,978 – $74,298/year* (*See salary note below)
Job Type
Open to the Public
Close Date
2/27/2024 11:59:00 PM
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The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Connecticut Careers Trainee position, with a target classification of Transportation Planner 1, in the Division of Bridges – Consultant Bridge Design – CLE Program. This posting may be used to fill other Connecticut Careers Trainee vacancies within the Division of Bridges.

Current students who will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree by May 2024 are strongly encouraged to apply!

We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team.  This position will receive training to provide oversight over the administrative aspects of consultant agreements to help the Division of Bridges deliver critical bridge and structure rehabilitation/replacement projects.


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
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! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!
Work for a Forbes top company – ‘Forbes’: 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


Full-time, 40 hours per week
Location:  Newington, CT
Hybrid (office/telework) may be available

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.  Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State in the “Licenses and Professional Certifications” section of your application. If applicable, please also list your Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, Engineer in Training licensure, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold.

The Division of Bridges manages, directs, and coordinates all activities performed by the following Engineering Sections:  Bridge Design, Consultant Bridge Design – CLE Program, Major Bridges, Bridge Safety and Evaluation, Hydraulics & Drainage, Soils & Foundations, Rail Bridges and Structures, and the Bridge Management unit.  The current vacancy is within the Consultant Bridge Design – CLE Program, however, the results of this posting may be used to fill other vacancies within the Division of Bridges in the future.

The Consultant Bridge Design – CLE Program:
Oversees bridge design performed by consulting engineers on State roads for bridges that are in need of rehabilitation or replacement
Supervises the bridge liaison staff that guide consultants designing improvements on State highways involving structures
Oversees activities of municipalities under federal and State grant programs that are designing or contracting with consultants to design bridge improvements on local roads
Develops alternative project delivery methods (Design-Build, Construction-Manager-At-Risk, Construction Manager/General Contractor)
The Connecticut Careers Trainee position will focus on:
forecasting resource needs
planning consultant assignment allocation
providing planning assistance with private consultants
reviewing proposed legislation related to consultant agreements
coordinating closely with the engineers who oversee the consultants’ performance of the engineering work
financial planning and other administrative aspects of consultant agreement oversight
Connecticut Career Trainees become eligible for promotion to the target classification of Transportation Planner 1, upon successful completion of the 1 or 2-year training program. Length of training program is determined by the incumbent’s education, experience and the target class requirements.

*Salary Note: During the first year of training, Connecticut Career Trainees with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifying experience earn $53,978 per year, and Connecticut Career Trainees with a Master’s degree earn $55,921 per year. During the second year of training, the salary increases to $61,761 per year.


First year of training:
Bachelor’s degree and/or qualifying experience: FS 15 Step 1 ($53,978/year)
Master’s degree in civil engineering, transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning: FS 15 Step 2 ($55,921/year)
Second year of training:
General rate:  FS 15 Step 5 ($61,761/year)
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.

To apply for this job email your details to Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov

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