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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/22

Applications Due12/31/22

Vacancy ID117724

AgencyThruway Authority

TitleEngineer Trainee (Civil/Transportation)

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $57803 to $82012 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 455 Cayuga Road

Suite 800

City 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 800


Zip Code14225

Minimum Qualifications Either 1 of 2:

Applicant has obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning and Engineering, or Engineering Science with a recognized concentration in any of the above listed engineering degrees.


2. Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering Examination (FE) exam AND one year of engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, railroad, bridges, airports, waterways, building structures, or traffic management and safety systems.

Selected candidate will be required to take the Civil Service Engineer Trainee (Civil/Transportation) examination and obtain a reachable score on the resulting eligible list to be appointed permanently.


Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals in Engineering Examination (FE) exam

Duties Description As an Engineer Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), salary grade 20. To advance to Assistant Engineer, you must have obtained proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND successfully completed the requirements of the traineeship to the satisfaction of the appointing authority. At the discretion of the appointing authority, early advancement to Assistant Engineer is possible if you have obtained your FE and successfully completed twelve months of the traineeship. It is your responsibility to notify the appointing authority's personnel office upon obtaining proof of passing the FE.
For candidates who are being appointed and who have already obtained their FE, they must serve twelve months of the traineeship to advance to Assistant Engineer.

We have three (3) positions available:

1.) Thruway Project Engineer
Under the direction of a Professional Engineer (Construction Manager, CM), the incumbent will function as Thruway Project Engineer (TPE) and be responsible for the following:
• Acting as the on-site representative of the Authority to administer smaller, more routine capital construction contracts and, in partnership with the contractor, to achieve the established goals of the construction program.
• Assigned as a TPE on smaller construction projects or will fill the role of an Office Engineer or Chief Inspector on a larger project.
• Responsible for supervision of the inspection of contract work, reviewing contracts and specifications, collecting and analyzing engineering data dealing with public concerns, complying with and promoting safety & health requirements on the job, materials testing, preparing daily work reports and/or a daily diary, field survey work and contract administration.
• In charge of and directly supervise other inspection staff and deal directly with the contractor.

2.) Capital Program and Permit Engineer

The Capital Program and Permit Engineer is responsible for Management of Division’s Highway and Capital Program as well as Management of the Division Permit Program. Under the direct supervision of a Professional Engineer, the incumbent will be responsible for:
• Planning, design distribution and review, permit plan review and approval, interagency coordination, field inspection and participation in various local planning organizations.
• Managing the bridge and highway programs for future capital construction and coordination with division and main office.
• Reviewing plans and permit submittals for adherence to specifications/guidelines and overseeing division permit program.
• Duties include involvement with all departments and maintenance sections within division as well as main office communication.


3.) Assistant Team Leader:
The Assistant Team Leader will be under direct supervision and guidance of a Team Leader and will be responsible for:
• Assisting in the structural and safety inspections of bridges, overhead signs / high mast lighting, bridge culverts, retaining walls and gantries. Inspections will be in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards, NYSTA policies, and when applicable, NYSDOT policies.
• Field inspections, accessing structures via various methods (ladder, platform, aerial lifts, UBIU), generation of reports, compilation of schedules, inventory updates and any other tasks deemed necessary to ensure the sufficient delivery of the structure inspection program for the NYSTA.

Additional Comments **EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE including: Paid vacation, personal leave, & sick leave with sick incentive pay, free parking, thirteen paid holidays including five paid floating holidays. Paid jury duty & military leave, competitive health, prescription, dental & vision insurance. Excellent Retirement plan, & optional Deferred Compensation plan & Flexible Spending Account.

This position belongs to the CSEA bargaining unit and the salary is non negotiable.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Thruway Authority provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at or call (518)471-4321.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Nancy Wrobel

Telephone 716-635-6223

Fax (716) 626-1328

Email Address


Street 455 Cayuga Road

Suite 800

City Cheektowaga

State NY

Zip Code 14225


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit resume and if applicable, proof of passing FE, and proof of qualifying bachelors degree (if required) to Nancy Wrobel using the above information

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