Transportation Engineer Trainee – Connecticut

Transportation Engineer Trainee

State of Connecticut



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 throughout the State!

Current students who will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering by the end of May 2023 are strongly encouraged to apply!

DOT Engineering Benefit Offerings:
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
Professional growth and professional development opportunities
A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
Transportation Engineer Trainees work in many different capacities agency-wide. Transportation Engineer Trainee positions are available throughout the Bureau of Engineering and Construction and may be available in other program areas including the Office of State Traffic Administration, Bureau of Public Transportation, and Bureau of Policy and Planning.

Full Time, 40 hours per week
Monday – Friday
First Shift
Location: 2800 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT
Hybrid telework schedules available
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.
*New hires to State service start at Paygrade FS 18, step 5, currently $69,128 annually.

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) or Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction 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 Word and Excel
Showcase your oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills
Read and analyze or prepare construction plans and estimates
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, vison, and values here!


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