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Transportation Engineer Trainee- Hydraulics and Drainage Division of Bridges

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 Engineering and Construction!

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

Transportation Engineer Trainees in this position will work in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Bridges, in the Hydraulics and Drainage section. 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.

Engineers in the HYDRAULICS AND DRAINAGE (H&D) section provide specialized engineering, technical support and policy advice on all storm water and water resource management issues related to the planning, permitting, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities. H&D engineering work includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hydraulic design and/or review of storm drainage systems, culverts, highway or railroad bridges over waterways, detention facilities, dams and related hydraulic structures. H&D engineers perform bridge scour analysis, prepare revetment and scour countermeasure design and assist with bridge scour monitoring. They also prepare flood management certifications and other permit documentation; provide design support and technical advice to other Department units on hydraulic and drainage activities associated with the design and/or maintenance of transportation facilities; and conduct the review of commercial development proposals brought before the Office of State Traffic administration and district permit offices.

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!

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). After successfully completing two years as a Transportation Engineer 1, you will be promoted to Transportation Engineer 2.

  • 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 Excel and Word
  • Showcase your oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
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.

At DOT, our mission 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. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here!

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.