Engineering Career Opportunities

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Engineering Career Opportunities

Overview

Overview

New York State has some of the most extensive, heavily used transportation infrastructure in the world, and the work we do at the Department of Transportation affects millions of people every day. You could work in one of our diverse programs, gaining experience on complex projects in the industries of design, construction, traffic engineering, structures, or transportation maintenance.

If your goal is to acquire your professional engineer’s license, you could obtain qualifying experience by working with NYSDOT!

To apply for current vacancies, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Please note in your cover letter which locations you are willing to accept a position. Locations available are Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Hornell, Watertown, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton, Long Island, and New York City.


Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Exams

The Civil Service exams for the engineering positions on this page will be suspended as of May 2024.


Engineer Trainee

Engineer Trainee

Engineering Traineeship Program

As an Engineer Trainee, you will serve a 24-month traineeship that leads to an Assistant Engineer, Grade 20, position. 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 have 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. You may receive an increase in salary upon obtaining your FE. Information about this increase will be provided by the appointing authority.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for an Engineer Trainee position, on or before the date of filing your application, you must have either of the below qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology (see complete list of qualifying degrees below).
  • Proof of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience (see qualifying experience below).

Assistant Engineer

Assistant Engineer

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for an Assistant Engineer position, on or before the date of filing your application, you must have either of the below qualifications:

  • Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND a qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below.
  • Proof of passing the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) AND one year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below.

Professional Engineer 1

Professional Engineer 1

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for a Professional Engineer 1 position, on or before the date of filing your application, you must possess a New York State Professional Engineer’s license and current registration, AND have either of the below qualifications:

  • A qualifying bachelor's degree or higher as listed below.
  • One year of full-time qualifying engineering experience as listed below.

Qualifying Degrees

Qualifying Degrees

Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Engineering Management Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Design Engineering, Environmental Resources Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Forest Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 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.


Qualifying Experience

Qualifying Experience

One year of full-time engineering experience in the design and construction of parks, roads, bridges, recreational facilities, water and/or wastewater treatment facilities, OR One year of full-time engineering experience with transportation projects related to highways/roadways, railroads, bridges, airports, waterways, building structures, or traffic management and safety systems.


Salaries

Salaries

Engineer Trainee: $63,108 – $80,248

Assistant Engineer: $69,934 - $88,721

Professional Engineer: $86,057 - $108,638


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