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Job Title: Lead Transit Engineer- Facilities & Transit Design
Location: Newington, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/20/2023
Expire Date: 12/20/2023
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
Lead Transit Engineer- Facilities & Transit Design

Do you want to advance initiatives to develop and construct Connecticutís public transportation network?

If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for three exciting Lead Transit Engineer (Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering)) roles within the Facilities and Transit Design Units in the Division of Facilities and Transit, located at our headquarters in Newington, CT. These positions will support the DOTís initiatives to develop and construct Connecticutís public transportation network.


Competitive starting salary *MOU pg. 21*
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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
The state of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer. You may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
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Join an award-winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!


The Facilities and Transit Design units have several challenging openings for senior level engineers to work on bus and rail transit projects.

The Facilities Design Unit provides consultant engineering design and technical support services in the areas of Civil, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The primary focus of this position would be to provide engineering and project management for new or renovation design projects at facilities that support bus transit operations. These projects include new or renovations to maintenance facilities, battery-electric-bus facility conversions, and a bus rapid transit system.

The Transit Design Unit is a multidisciplinary design unit that provides engineering design services and program management to support commuter and inter-city rail engineering for rail stations, rail maintenance facilities, track, signal, catenary, rail at-grade crossings, and other Public Transportation initiated projects.

In these roles you will showcase your considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in the field of engineering, as applied to the Department of Transportation.


You will be expected to travel to and attend trainings, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license. Please list your Driverís 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/week)
First shift
P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) 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.

Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a CTDOT Engineer!

As one of Connecticutís largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five distinct 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.
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