IDOT's Message
Engineer Technician Training Program Graduate

Engineer Technician Training Program Graduate

Contact Us

Workforce Opportunities Coordinator
(217) 782-2545

Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Diversity Recruitment & Outreach
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway - Room 339A
Springfield, IL 62764

Engineer Technician I (ET I)

At IDOT, ET I employees perform basic assignments, such as operating surveying equipment and performing related mathematical computations, as well as preparing working drawings from rough drafts or notes, performing basic project inspections and investigations, and conducting field and laboratory tests.

Specific duties may include:

  • Materials, field and laboratory testing and inspection
  • Drafting bridge and highway design plans
  • Inspecting construction projects
  • Bridge inspection
  • Staking on a survey crew
  • Assisting in the development of bridge, road and hydraulic design drawings
  • Creating traffic surveys
  • Conducting physical investigations of highway facilities

Who is eligible?

Qualifying candidates for this program will possess the knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to two years of college in pre-engineering or civil engineering technology OR an Associate Degree from an accredited two-year civil engineering technology program.

What are the benefits of being an ET I at IDOT?

Benefit Package: IDOT ET Is qualify for the state of Illinois’ benefit package. All full-time permanent staff and management are eligible for a wide-range of benefits, including a generously defined benefit retirement plan, defined contributions benefit options, paid life insurance, high-quality health insurance options, paid vacation time, and extras like tuition reimbursement.

Professional Enhancement: IDOT encourages its employees to engage in training classes designed to enhance professional skills and careers.

Location: IDOT has opportunities across the state.

Flexible Hours & Paid Holidays: Many employees have flexible schedule options, along with paid holidays

For a list of vacancy announcements on ET I, please click here

Civil Engineering Engineer Technician Technical Manager Highway Maintainer Seasonal Programs Student Outreach Opportunities Veteran Outreach Opportunities Employ Illinois Training Opportunities Employment Statistics Center Diversity Matters! Newsletter