Transportation Engineer Associate- Recent Engineering Grads Only!

  • Job Reference: 23-11037
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2023
  • Company: NC Department of Transportation
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Salary: $65,000 to $73,890
  • Bonus/Benefits: Full State Benefits including Pension!
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Government & Defense
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply at by Oct 13, 2023 at Midnight EST.
This posting is for 30 openings and your application will be considered for ALL OF THEM!
Recent Engineering Graduates | Explore all areas of Engineering | 6 Rotations You Choose | Exclusive
Get Ready to EXPLORE!
NCDOT’s Transportation Engineer Associate (TEA) Program is an unique opportunity for emerging engineers to launch your career. Get hired as an NCDOT engineer-in-training and choose 6 rotations over 18 months exploring construction engineering, R&D, materials, marine engineering, rail, aviation, highway, geotechnical engineering, environmental planning, bike/pedestrian pathway engineering, drones, integrated mobility, photogrammetry, hydrology, planning, and more! All while working on award-winning NCDOT teams.
When you complete the program, you choose the engineering team you love best for your permanent assignment and advance your career.
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The Challenge
TEA is a competitive program exclusively for recent engineering graduates with a passion for transportation, public service, and the drive to lead the smart transportation revolution.
Starting pay is $65,000 with full state benefits and a pension and rises to $73,890 with graduation.
What You Bring
  • An interest in smart transportation engineering in areas such as environmental planning, design, construction, big data analytics, drones, R&D, and/or maintenance.
  • Analytical thinking and academic success.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership potential.
  • An unofficial copy of your most recent college transcripts.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, and
  • Less than 2 years of post-graduation engineering experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • We may require registration as a professional engineer by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
  • We value diversity and encourage all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
  • You may be given the opportunity to relocate in North Carolina.
Call me: Tammy Forte at 919-814-2228.
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