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Job Title: Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)- Traffic Engineering
Location: Newington, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/16/2024
Job Categories: Transportation
Job Description
Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)- Traffic Engineering
Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)
Traffic Engineering

Recruitment #240328-9108FQ-001

Location Newington, CT
Date Opened 4/16/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary $100,634* - $141,677/year (Salary commensurate with education and/or experience)
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 4/29/2024 11:59:00 PM
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Do you want to be part of a great team of engineers who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut?
Come join our team and make an impact!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), is accepting applications for Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) positions in the Division of Traffic Engineering, at our Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.


Competitive starting salary *MOU pg. 21*
NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
A culture that encourages work/life balance
Professional growth and development opportunities
On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria, and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
Alternate work schedule opportunities
Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
Tuition reimbursement
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
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
Join an award-winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!


Engineering staff in the Division of Traffic Engineering manage, direct and coordinate traffic designs, studies, and investigations for State roadways in the following units:

Traffic Engineering Operations
The Operations Unit of the Division of Traffic Engineering works closely with Local Traffic Authorities (LTAs) and elected officials. This unit supports the Office of the State Traffic Administration (OSTA) as well as the Office of Maintenance and District Traffic Engineers regarding existing traffic engineering operations on our state highways. This includes investigation of traffic control devices, providing policy guidance, and offering solutions to traffic engineering operations issues.

Project Design
The Project Design Unit designs and reviews temporary traffic control, signs and pavement markings, and traffic control signals for construction projects. The unit also prepares and reviews traffic operational analyses and provides input on proposed project concepts. This unit develops and maintains the asset management program for signs on State roadways and administers the Railway-Highway Grade Crossing program.

Traffic Signals
The Traffic Signals unit is responsible for the design and management of over 2500 state-owned traffic signals. This unit is comprised of Traffic Signal Asset Management, Traffic Signal Project Management, Traffic Electrical, and the Traffic Signal Lab. Key responsibilities include programming, designing, and management of state-owned traffic signal installation and upgrade projects.

Safety Engineering
The Safety Engineering Unit works to prevent fatal and serious injury crashes on state and local roadways in Connecticut through the implementation of Connecticut's Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The unit researches and implements new and innovative solutions such as new types of roadway configurations, signals, signs, and pavement markings, proven to save lives and reduce serious injuries.
Safety Engineering also develops transportation policies, standards, guidelines, and practices related to highway safety, and advocates the use and implementation of the Highway Safety Manual. We also help build and strengthen relationships between State and Local officials to help prevent and resolve roadway safety issues on all public roads in Connecticut.


As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, efficient and accessible multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development. DOT is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.


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. Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of your application. If applicable, please also list your Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, Engineer in Training licensure, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold.


Monday through Friday
Full time (40 hours per week)
First shift
P-4 (Engineering, Scientific and Technical) bargaining unit
Hybrid (office/telework) may be available
Location: Newington, CT

We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the DOT to deliver our mission. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here! Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!
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