Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) – Highway Design, Bridge Design and Traffic Engineering

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The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Engineer 2 (Engineering) positions in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Engineering, Divisions of Highway Design, Bridge Design and Traffic Engineering, at our Headquarters in Newington!


A competitive starting salary
Excellent state benefit package, including health and dental coverage
Generous paid time off including 13 holidays per calendar year
Retirement plan options
Professional growth and development opportunities
Tuition reimbursement
Alternate work schedule options
Hybrid work environment opportunities (combination of on-site and remote work)
A culture that encourages work-life balance
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
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 Schedules
Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE’s) Employer of the Year!

– Full Time, 40 hours per week
– Monday through Friday
– Location: Newington
– 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

– Design exciting projects that positively impact our communities
– Collaborate with experienced, licensed professionals
– Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
– Pilot new techniques and durable materials
– Develop efficient project delivery methods and tools
– Problem solve, recommend, and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
– Implement Transportation Asset Management principles
– Utilize computer software such as Microstation, Bluebeam, OpenRoads, OpenBridge Modeler, and Microsoft Office
– Showcase your oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills


The DOT has challenging openings for engineers in:

Highway Design
Traffic Engineering
Bridge Design

At the DOT, our missions 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. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!


In the State Highway Design Unit, engineers perform in-house design to solve transportation problems. Typically acting as the prime designer, they will develop design alternatives and lead coordination with support units such as Traffic Engineering and Bridge Design. Engineers must balance improvements against environmental, historic, cultural, community, aesthetic, and economic impacts. Engineers in State Highway Design develop projects that improve the safety, capacity, and efficiency of the State’s transportation system and find solutions to challenging roadway and multi-modal improvement problems. They develop design alternatives into contract plans, specifications, and construction estimates, provide technical guidance on elements such as roadway geometry, roadside safety, and highway drainage, and they also coordinate roadway improvements with stakeholders such as municipal leaders, neighborhood groups, businesses, and homeowners.

Engineers in the Division of Bridges work with a variety of transportation structures. They provide lead or support services in the development of capital projects as well as inspection of in-service structures. They use advanced analysis software and CADD technology to prepare designs including geometrics, drainage, structural analysis including load ratings, creating bid documents for traffic, roadway and railroad structures, as well as bridge rehabilitations or replacements, and develop specifications and cost estimates. They administer projects from project concept, through design including coordinating permits, and coordinating with municipalities and utilities, then follow the project through to construction. During construction, they review contractor developed drawings to facilitate construction, ensure contract compliance and provide support to address construction complications. Bridge engineers also perform structure inspections assuring safety, capacity and efficiency of the State’s bridge infrastructure as well as carry out detailed geotechnical analysis and hydraulic analysis and review analysis done by outside parties. In addition, bridge engineers manage projects and programs designed by consultant firms.

Engineers in the Division of Traffic Engineering work on a wide variety of projects and programs, ranging from designing traffic signals and computerized traffic signal systems to reviewing major commercial developments for their effects on roadway operations. Our engineers test and deploy emerging technologies to improve traffic flow and reduce emissions, and implement improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. They also conduct studies and perform traffic flow analyses to improve safety and minimize travel delays for the public. Our traffic safety engineers use a data driven approach to implement new and innovative solutions across the roadway network proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries. Positions may also be available in other program areas. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!

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