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Transportation Engineer Trainee-Construction

By April 2, 2024

State of CT-Dept. of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer Trainee (Construction)
Recruitment #240327-8741FS-002

Location New Haven, CT
Rocky Hill, CT
Thomaston, CT
Date Opened 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary $70,857- $114,967*/year (*Max of the Target Level for Transportation Engineer 2. See below)
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 4/22/2024 11:59:00 PM
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INTRODUCTION

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!

Current students who will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management by the end of May 2025 are strongly encouraged to apply!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Engineer Trainee (Construction) positions in the Office of Construction in the Bureau of Engineering throughout the State!

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

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.
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. Click here for more information.
Join an award winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
Full Time, 40 hours per week
Monday through Friday
Location: Positions available at District Offices throughout the State
Applicants must be available to travel for on-site construction project assignment inspection of project, 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 ROLE
Transportation Engineer Trainees work in many different capacities agency-wide. Transportation Engineer Trainee positions are available throughout the Construction Division. Incumbents will discover the opportunity to:
Work with a team on a specific construction project inspecting and documenting all construction activities
Problem solve, recommend and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
Utilize construction documentation applications (AASHTOWare) and other applications such as Microsoft Sharepoint, Word and Excel
Read and analyze or prepare construction plans and estimates
*SALARY/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Promotional Opportunity

Salary

Transportation Engineer Trainee

$70,857/annually

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

$79,070-$97,241/annually

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

$89,018-$114,967/annually

APPLICATION DETAILS
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.
ABOUT US

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!

Watch the videos below to learn what Transportation Engineers do at the Connecticut DOT!

SELECTION PLAN
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:

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Important Information After You Apply:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting’s closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire’s expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user’s spam.
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods;
Skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications;
Considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree.

NOTE: If the target job classification has a Minimum Qualification that requires specific licensure and/or the Bachelor’s degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific licensures and degree areas are required for appointment to the Transportation Engineer Trainee classification. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
Possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
NOTE: The following additional substitutions are allowed for the Target Class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering):
Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
Possession of at least Level III certification, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the General Experience requirement:
Transportation Construction Inspection Program – Highway Construction Inspection.
Construction Materials Testing Program – Asphalt or Concrete.
Transportation Program – Highway Materials, Highway Surveys or Highway Construction Inspection.
Possession of a Level III Survey Technician Certification from the National Society of Professional Surveyors may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
Possession of an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification, at the level of a Welding Inspector (WI) or above, may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Completed or currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree program
Experience utilizing engineering-related computer software and/or construction management software
Experience working collaboratively in a team to meet goals and objectives
Experience communicating technical information to peers, supervisors, and managers in person, both verbally and in writing, using Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint
Experience interpreting construction plans and specifications
Experience simultaneously tracking and prioritizing activities or projects while adhering to deadlines and producing deliverables
Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year-round weather conditions.

CONCLUSION
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

To apply for this job email your details to Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov

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