The Professional Engineer (P.E.) Training Program is the Department's premier instructional opportunity for graduate engineers, leading to professional registration and a career path in the exciting world of transportation engineering. The four-year, two-phase training program encompasses all aspects of the Department's operations and prepares the trainee for a role in organizational leadership.
To be eligible for the Engineer Trainee position, candidates shall have the following minimum qualifications:
- A Bachelor of Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from a university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
- Be a United States citizen or a lawfully authorized alien worker. This does not include sponsorship or practical training.
- Be registered for the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination as administered by the Board of Professional Engineers, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, or the equivalent examination administered by another state within the United States, prior to appointment.
For continuing eligibility all appointees to this program must obtain the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
The P.E. Training Program is not open to registered professional engineers or candidates with more than two years of post-graduation engineering experience.
Vacancies in the training program are advertised and may be viewed on the PeopleFirst website. Prospective candidates are encouraged to set up an account in the PeopleFirst system to receive notifications about PE Trainee openings.
Please see the FDOT Procedure 010-000-050 for further eligibility requirements. Please reference the P.E. Training Program Engineering in Training Phase Guidelines and Checklists for additional phase information. For position vacancies and application process, qualified candidates should speak with any of the Program Coordinators.