PURPOSE OF CLASS:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for performing less complex engineering and related tasks in highway construction, inspection of construction projects and specialized engineering activities such as materials testing, programming and scheduling, contracts, municipal systems or surveys.
ENGINEERING: In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for performing less complex engineering and related tasks in maintenance, structural highway or related transportation design and traffic engineering, research, pavement management, plotting complex field notes, planning and route planning or project engineering.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of an engineer or an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May lead paraprofessional or clerical employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Performs a limited range of related construction engineering and inspection duties; inspects and oversees inspection of culvert and drainage structures, bridge and structure foundations, pavements and other structures; notes unforeseen conditions and recommends specific changes in original plans and specifications; oversees placing, maintaining and lighting of detour and safety signs; oversees laying out of limits of work; monitors contractor performance in accordance with plans and specifications; checks method and performance of work including line and grade, strength and rigidity of forms, conformance of materials to specification requirements; samples materials and requests tests; prepares daily labor, material and progress reports; checks work by others; collects necessary data and prepares monthly and final estimates for approval; leads technical personnel of lower grade; uses CADD (computer aided design and drafting) system and other computer applications; prepares construction specifications; oversees test boring crews; takes samples and performs field or laboratory tests such as density, gradations, compactions; studies new methods of construction or maintenance, new materials or unusual design features; prepares less complex technical reports including supporting graphical and tabular data and charts; operates all surveying instruments; acts as chief inspector for highway construction projects; acts as chief of survey party; studies terrain for line of location of structure; instructs party members in their tasks; keeps notes; controls accuracy and progress of work; directs noting of topographic details, given right of way and property maps; directs locating of right of way and boundary markers; checks placing of markers; prepares, revises and edits complex planimetric and topographic mapping; develops cross-sections from aerial photography; develops contours, cross-sections and other digital terrain model (DTM) operations; performs related duties as required.
ENGINEERING: Performs a limited range of related engineering duties; acts as a design engineer in the preparation of design plans, profiles, cross sections, and design details for highways, bridges, and other transportation facilities such as airports, train stations, bus terminals, and maintenance facilities; acts as project engineer for bridge or other structures; prepares maps, plans, profiles and cross sections; checks work by others; prepares cost estimates; prepares design plans and makes necessary engineering calculations for such structures as plate girder and beam bridges, concrete beam and slab bridges, masonry and concrete abutments, drainage culverts, small buildings, pipelines and highway segments and sections; leads technical personnel of lower grade; performs special engineering investigations; uses CADD system and other computer applications; prepares structural analyses of bridges and structures; serves as project engineer for traffic engineering design and special studies; analyzes highway accident reports to establish probable engineering causes; verifies such analyses by field surveys; investigates complaints regarding drainage or related matters; suggests design changes; serves as project engineer on specialized engineering staff activities such as hydraulics, drainage, bridge inspection, etc.; serves as project engineer in transportation planning or route planning activities; prepares less complex technical reports including supporting graphical and tabular data and charts; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Skill in preparation of engineering and administrative reports; skill in use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) applications; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to interpret plans and specifications.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys, and materials testing; knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; ability to identify construction engineering and location problems and recommend solutions.
ENGINEERING: Knowledge of principles and practices of more than one specialized field involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; ability to identify engineering, highway, structural and pavement design, hydraulic and traffic problems and recommend solutions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and one (1) year of experience in transportation construction engineering.
ENGINEERING: A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and one (1) year of experience in transportation engineering.
Substitutions Allowed:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING:
1.
Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure or Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
2.
Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
3.
Possession of at least Level III certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction Inspection or Highway Surveys from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
ENGINEERING:
1.
Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
2.
Possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the New England Transportation Technician Program (NTTCP).
ALL PARENTHETICALS: Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
CAREER PROGRESSION:
1.
After completion of one (1) year of successful and satisfactory performance as a Transportation Engineer 1 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING), an incumbent will be promoted by reclassification to Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) without examination.
2.
After completion of one (1) year of successful and satisfactory performance as a Transportation Engineer 1 (ENGINEERING), an incumbent will be promoted by reclassification to Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) without examination.
COMPENSATION GUIDELINES:
Incumbents entering this class shall be placed in salary group ES 21, step 4.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Transportation Engineer 1 in Salary Group ES 20 approved effective August 1, 1992. (Revised to implement Engineering and Scientific Stipulated Agreement, establish parenthetical titles, modify content and adjust Salary Group)

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