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Electrical Engineer Trainee (Transportation Engineer Trainee)

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) is now accepting applications for an Electrical Engineer Trainee within the Traffic Signals, Electrical Section in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Traffic Engineering in Newington, CT. The official State job classification for this position is Transportation Engineer Trainee (Engineering). 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. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here

Current Electrical Engineering students who will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering by the end of December 2022 are strongly encouraged to apply! 

*New hires to State service start at Paygrade FS 18, step 5.

The Role: Transportation Engineer Trainee positions are entry-level engineering positions and primarily perform transportation design and related engineering work. Transportation Engineer Trainees receive training to develop technical engineering skills/knowledge and are eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) after successful completion of the one (1) year training program. These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week. Discover the opportunity to utilize computer aided design software (Microstation) and other applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. In this role you'll be able to showcase your oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills. You'll read and analyze construction plans and estimates. You will also be expected to problem solve, recommend, and implement effective solutions in a timely manner.

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.

Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!

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. In the location section of your application select Newington, or all. Failure to complete any of these steps may result in not being considered for this role.  
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.