In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.
Works under the immediate supervision of an engineer of higher grade to whom on-the-job training or supervision has been delegated.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
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 General Experience requirement.
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 General Experience requirement.
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 General Experience requirement.
Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion to the target class after successful completion of the two (2) year training program.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
Upon initial entry to this class, incumbents will be placed in Salary Group FS 18, step 5.
Upon successful completion of one year in this class, incumbents will be placed in Salary Group FS 18, step 7.
NOTE: For current state employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class manual.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Engineer Trainee in Salary Group ES 18 approved effective May 13, 2016. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines and Promotions sections)