Civil Engineer Trainee


The program provides a well-rounded experience at the Department of Transportation. It is designed to show students the diverse types of work the Department does and to prepare them for a career with PennDOT. Newly hired Civil Engineer Trainees enter a comprehensive 15-month training program that encompasses all major areas of civil engineering responsibility. These areas include, but are not limited to, design, maintenance, and construction. The trainee may also have the opportunity to spend a portion of their time in an area of particular interest, such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Engineering, or Environmental Engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees are promoted to working-level Civil Engineering positions. Individuals who complete this program have an excellent chance for career advancement.

The Requirements:

To apply for this position you must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or in a closely related field, which includes or was supplemented by major coursework in civil engineering OR four years of civil engineering experience, and an Engineer in Training Certificate as issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes possession of an Engineer in Training Certificate as issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers.

Compensation:

Full-time employees may have available to them a wide range of benefit choices that include fully paid health, dental, and prescription programs. There is also a generous amount of paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, paid personal leave, and 11 paid holidays

To Apply:

Submit a State Civil Service Application and Supplement to the State Civil Service Commission. These applications can be found at www.scsc.state.pa.us.