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Transportation Engineer Trainee (Geodetics – Central Surveys)

By May 14, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Newington, CT
  • June 4, 2024


Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Engineering and Construction is looking to hire a Transportation Engineer Trainee with a target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering).

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


– Competitive 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.
– Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
– 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.
– 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.
– Join an award winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) and named the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) CT Employer of the Year for 2024!


– Full Time, 40 hours per week.
– Monday through Friday.
– Location: DOT Headquarters in Newington.
– P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.
– 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.

The Transportation Engineer Trainee position is currently available in the Central Surveys, Geodetic Surveys section in the Bureau of Engineering & Construction. The Geodetic Surveys Unit is responsible for overseeing all geodetic control and GPS Base Stations.

Survey Operations provides support for construction and design projects as well as providing mapping and surveying services for the Division of Rights of Way, Office of Maintenance, and the Bureaus of Policy & Planning and Public Transportation. The Department’s Survey Offices also maintain Right of Way mapping for the State’s highway boundaries, geodetic control points, and state and town line data, along with ancient highway and turnpike records. Surveying is comprised of boundary, geodetic, location/photogrammetry, and construction disciplines and are staffed by a cadre of Licensed Land Surveyors.


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 brittney.woodley@ct.gov

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