Engineers in Training

The purpose and intent of the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and Landscape Architect-in-Training (LAIT) program is to invest in the development of future leaders for the Arizona Department of Transportation. This program will allow EIT’s to gain practical training and hands-on experience that will help to meet educational goals and prepare them for professional careers.

This two-year program offers an opportunity for engineers that have successfully completed their Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam to enter the program as a Transportation Engineering Specialist.  For  24 months, all EIT’s will be challenged with various opportunities, insight and training while gaining experience working under registered professionals and paraprofessional staff members.

The Program Administrator and the State Engineer’s Office will mentor each EIT, developing his or her own training program and ensuring a broad range of exposure within several areas of ADOT.  The overall time will be divided into training block intervals of 2 to 6 months for each rotation in the agency.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering, geological engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, landscape architecture or a closely related field will be eligible to apply.  Applicants are required to obtain their FE prior to entering the 2 year program. 

What Can You Expect?

If you are selected as a candidate in the Program, you will receive

  • a competitive salary.
  • challenging work assignments.
  • training opportunities.
  • hands-on experience.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.