Transportation Planning Director – State of Connecticut

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is recruiting for a Transportation Planning Director in the Bureau of Policy and Planning, at our headquarters, located in Newington CT. This position offers the opportunity to shape statewide transportation planning in Connecticut during an unprecedented time of investment in infrastructure. We are seeking candidates who excel in team development, communication and relationship building to lead us into the future.

The Role:

The Transportation Planning Director Position is essential to aid the Bureau Chief in: setting goals and objectives for various programs; directing and coordinating the activities of the various offices; managing State Planning and Research funds, building and maintaining relationships with local, regional, state and federal agencies and stakeholders, and ensuring that all state and federal requirements are met on time and in a fiscally responsible manner. Additional management responsibilities include serving as a technical advisor to the Chief of Policy & Planning on matters involving the Department’s plans and policies, interpreting and adhering to pertinent laws and regulations including the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (previously referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)), preparing and monitoring office budgets, and directing the preparation of plans in accordance with Bureau, Department, State and federal policies. All offices within the Bureau of Policy & Planning directly impact the agency’s mission of providing safe and accessible transportation and ensuring compliance with state and federal law and regulations, including those that ensure availability of federal funding to the Department.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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