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.