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Public Transportation Engineer Trainee

By September 12, 2023


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!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Engineer Trainee positions in the Bureau of Public Transportation, in the Office of Rail and the Office of Transit and Ridesharing.

Current students who will be graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering by the end of May 2024 are strongly encouraged to apply!

Transportation Engineer Trainees work in many different capacities agency-wide. Transportation Engineer Trainee positions are available throughout the Bureau of Public Transportation.

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
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
Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE’s)  Employer of the Year

Full Time, 40 hours per week
Monday through Friday
Location: Positions available at the DOT Headquarters in Newington
Applicants must be available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc.
A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required and must be maintained
This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy which can be found here. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
Problem solve, recommend and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
Utilize computer aided design software (MicroStation) and other applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Read and analyze or prepare construction plans and estimates


Promotional Opportunity


Transportation Engineer Trainee


After successful completion of a one (1) year training program, you will be promoted to Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering)


After successful completion of two (2) years as a Transportation Engineer 1, you will be promoted to Transportation Engineer 2



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

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!

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

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