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Location:Ewing (Ewing Township), NJ
Company:New Jersey Department of Transportation
First posted:June 03, 2017


POSTING #: 17-00180

TITLE: Civil Engineer Trainee ISSUE DATE: 6/3/2017

TITLE CODE: 14090 CLOSING DATE: 6/24/2017

DIVISION: CPM - Bridge Engineering & Infrastructure Mgmt. LOCATION: Ewing

UNIT: Structural & Railroad Engineering Services

SALARY: $53,268

OFFICE DESCRIPTION The New Jersey Department of Transportation is accepting applications for candidates interested in Civil Engineer Trainee (CET) positions for the Division of Capital Program Management. Civil Engineer Trainees are assigned a 40 - hour work week. Current starting salary is $53,268.53 and after six months is $55,732.50. Benefits include medical, prescription drug, dental and pension.

The Bureau of Structural and Railroad Engineering Service's Value Solutions Unit is responsible for providing engineering support in the determination of a project's final scope of work; conducting quality assurance review all capital projects, that will result in quality improvements based on function, cost and value. The unit reviews value engineering construction proposal and assists, as required, in the review of policies and standards.

Work experience within this unit WILL qualify as approved Design Experience for the issuance of a NJ PE License.


  • Assist in providing necessary support to Project Scope Development in the determination of a project's final scope of work.
  • Assist in conducting Quality Assurance reviews on all capital projects throughout the design process.
  • Assist in reviewing Design Exceptions for bridge clearances
  • Assist in reviewing Value Engineering (VE) construction proposals for all capital projects
  • Assist in providing necessary support to Project Management, Construction and Operations in the resolution of field problems on construction projects
  • Assist, as required, in the development and maintenance of the NJDOT Bridges and Structures Design Manual and the bridge related construction specifications in the NJDOT Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Construction
  • Assist, as required, in reviewing proposed changes to AASHTO Specifications for the design and construction of bridge structures
  • Assist, as required, in maintaining NJDOT Bridge Construction Detail standard drawings, Guide Plates for bridge design plan submissions
  • Assist, as required, in reviewing structural calculations in upgrading standard drawings for various structures

    REQUIREMENT Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.

    Appointee will be required to possess a valid Driver's License.

    Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student/OPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.

    Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 - 7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act."


    TO APPLY Submit cover letter, current resume, unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation, and a completed New Jersey State Application for Employment by closing date.

    Paper applications are no longer accepted. You must follow instructions on how to submit electronically.

    Application can be found at: (please use the apply button below)

    Following the application instructions submit your package to DOT -

    This email address applies to this effort only.

    Note on degree information: You must provide transcript or evaluation of your UNDERGRADUATE degree. Foreign degree evaluation must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service and include your course - by - course evaluation.

    APPLICATION AND COVER LETTER MUST INDICATE POSTING NUMBER(S). If you are interested in multiple positions, submit ONLY ONE application and indicate the posting numbers of all the positions you are interested in on application and on cover letter.

    NOTES & INSTRUCTIONS NJDOT will accept applications from students anticipating graduation in Summer 2017. No offer of employment will be made without proof of degree.

    Candidates may NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. All documents must be attached.

    Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.


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