was successfully added to your cart.


Transportation Engineer Trainee (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering)

By August 3, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Newington, CT
  • August 16, 2022

State of Connecticut

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 two (2) Electrical and one (1) Mechanical Transportation Engineer Trainee opportunities within the Facilities Design Unit in the Division of Facilities & Transit at our Newington headquarters. These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week. New hires to State service start at Paygrade FS 18, step 5, currently $69,128 annually.

It is the DOT’s mission 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. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the Division of Facilities and Transit to deliver the DOT’s mission. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!

The Roles:
Facilities Design seeks applications for Transportation Engineer Trainees (TET) that will specialize in technical and highly sought-after fields.  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 of the unit is to provide engineering and project management for new or renovation design projects at facilities that support the roadway, bridge, rail transit, and bus transit operations.

Electrical Engineering
The TET in this position would join the Electrical Engineering section of the Facilities Design unit. The unit is responsible to prepare in-house designs and review designs prepared by consultant engineering firms related to both roadway and vertical construction/building systems.

Mechanical Engineering
The primary focus of this position would be to provide in-house mechanical designs (heating, plumbing, fire protection system etc.) for the construction and renovation of the Department’s Roadway and Bridge Maintenance Facilities as well as underground and aboveground storage tank system designs. The TET in this position would join the Mechanical Engineering section of the unit to provide in-house mechanical system designs for both roadway and vertical construction/building systems and to perform the review of consultant prepared mechanical system designs.

Transportation Engineer Trainees receive training to develop technical engineering skills and knowledge. After successfully completing your one-year training program, you will be promoted to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) or Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering). After successfully completing two years as a Transportation Engineer 1, you will be promoted to Transportation Engineer 2.

Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, hybrid (office/telework) opportunities for some positions, professional development and tuition reimbursement, mentoring by experienced, licensed professionals, 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.

Application Details: Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application. In the location section of your application, please select Newington, or all. Applicants must be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary and possess and retain a valid Driver’s license.

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

Job Posting Link: Apply for Job