Classified/Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
8774  FS - 27a TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING)  Jul 10, 2015
9108  FS - 27a TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER 3 (ENGINEERING)  Jul 10, 2015
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of transportation construction engineering projects or studies in the areas of construction, administration, rehabilitation, surveying, testing, materials testing, maintenance or operations.
ENGINEERING: In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.
GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory class and normally are assigned full time working lead responsibility for a minimum of two other employees while performing unit work activities. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final approval/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the incumbent reports.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL: Incumbents in this class perform work that must clearly exceed the norm and include a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general direction of an employee of higher grade.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Leads engineers, technical and clerical employees of lower grade as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
ALL PARENTHETICALS: Conducts field and office investigations of engineering, technical or other problems and prepares reports for higher level employees; analyzes problems and recommends effective solutions; assists in establishment of policy, procedures and methods; represents department in legislative matters; assists in development and review of department contracts; performs related duties as required.
WORKING LEAD LEVEL (All Parentheticals): As assigned by the supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Oversees a group of engineers and personnel of lower grade in construction of highways or other transportation projects; acts as a liaison with consulting engineers; trains in-house and consultant inspectors; reviews construction final cost estimates and verifies final payments; serves as technical advisor for construction projects; develops and maintains cost data relative to design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges; prepares comprehensive reports; develops and maintains standards and specifications for highways and bridges consistent with technological advances in design, construction and maintenance; oversees group of engineers and other personnel conducting preliminary reconnaissance location surveys, preliminary design, estimating and plan preparation or conducting boundary surveys, setting and checking boundary monuments and preparing right-of-way boundary plans; oversees chemical and physical testing and analysis and makes recommendations concerning suitability of construction and maintenance materials; prepares survey reports and recommendations on highway location; performs related duties as required.
ENGINEERING: Oversees work of lower level engineers and performs complex design work; designs difficult foundations and bridges of advanced design; makes field inspection of bridge sites to obtain information necessary for design of important structures; oversees field inspection of structural condition of existing structures and preparation of sketches, plans and recommendations for adequate repair; acts as liaison between towns and state as consulting engineer in repair of bridges; oversees and conducts research on materials incorporated in bridges, highways, and miscellaneous structures and maintenance and construction methods in field; oversees state and consultant engineers in review of storm sewer and culvert designs and computations prepared by Design division and contracting engineers for watersheds of 650 acres and less; provides technical advice to Design division and District Engineers on pollution control measures and unusual storm sewer and culvert designs; prepares computations for storm sewer and culvert designs; attends field reviews on all new designs for highway projects; recommends revisions to improve drainage design; oversees laboratory work on soil samples for determination of void ratio, water content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, plasticity limits, permeability, optimum moisture content, confined and unconfined compressive strength, direct shear and consolidation; prepares detailed geotechnical reports and recommendations; oversees analyses, computations, preparation of plans and data relating to hydraulic problems encountered in planning and design of highways; performs hydrographic analysis and flood routing for retention basin designs; serves as expert witness in court cases; reviews drainage design on major permit applications for shopping centers and housing developments; assists in preparation and updating of Drainage Manual; oversees engineers, electricians and technicians in design or maintenance of extensive highway lighting, traffic light installations and computerized traffic control systems; performs complex work in preparation of plans, specifications and estimated cost of electrical contracts and work; oversees inspection of electrical construction and maintenance work and preparation of monthly and final estimates; coordinates preliminary surveys and planning of engineering requirements for construction and maintenance of electrical installations with state utilities; assists in coordination of work of design engineers with consulting engineers in preparation of plans to determine contract documents; recommends need for test, alterations, revision of replacement of equipment associated with highway lighting, traffic lights, drawbridges, and highway buildings; acts as consultant to district forces and other state agencies; oversees consultant engineers in the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates of bridges and structural improvement, construction and reconstruction of highways and construction or reconstruction of transportation facilities; recommends treatment of alignment, grade, surface and drainage features; makes project reports and analyzes comparative routes for economy, feasibility and utility; oversees activities of engineers and technical assistants engaged in review and processing of major traffic generator studies, highway traffic engineering investigations, surveys, design and research; reviews reports from investigators and subordinates; prepares final reports and recommendations applying to traffic signs, signals, markings, control devices, illumination, channelization, detour and route designations; represents department in state, town, public meetings; oversees and reviews plans, specifications and cost estimates for adjustment of relocation of public utilities in conflict with design and layout of construction for purpose of establishing their engineering adequacy; determines extent to which state shall reimburse utility companies for costs incurred; prepares and reviews agreements governing terms involved; represents state in negotiations with Federal Highway Administration for reimbursement of funds to state; confers with consulting, engineers, corporate, municipal planners, departmental personnel and others involved in coordinating utility adjustments with highway reconstruction work; advises departmental auditors on acceptability of credits offered or claims for payment made; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation construction engineering such as construction, surveys, geodetic surveys and materials testing; considerable knowledge of highway construction methods and materials; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation construction engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports.
ENGINEERING: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: A Bachelorís degree in Engineering or Construction Management and three (3) years of experience in transportation construction engineering.
ENGINEERING: A Bachelorís degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.
Special Experience:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation construction engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).
ENGINEERING: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (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.ß20-302 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.ß20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelorís 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 Bachelorís degree requirement.
4.
A Masterís degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
5.
Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years experience in transportation construction engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING).
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.ß20-302 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.ß20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelorís degree requirement.
3.
A Masterís degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
4.
Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: Incumbents may be required to possess appropriate certification from the New England Transportation Technician Program (NTTCP).
ALL PARENTHETICALS:
1.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
2.
Incumbents 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.
COMPENSATION GUIDELINES:
1.
The classifications of Transportation Engineer 3 (CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING) and (ENGINEERING) are assigned to Salary Group FS 27a.
2.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 28.
3.
These Job Codes are identified with salary plan FE in CORE-CT.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Engineer 3 (Construction Engineering) (Engineering) in Salary Group ES 27a approved effective June 14, 2013. (Revised to modify content)

8774A 7/14/15 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
8774  2213  (11)-Engineering
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
(2)-Professional
9108  2213  (11)-Engineering
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
(2)-Professional