Transportation Planning Director – Connecticut DOT

Recruitment #230216-8894MP-001
Location: Newington, CT
Date Opened: 2/18/2023 12:00AM
Salary: $123,629 – $168,561/year
Job Type: Open to the Public
Close Date: 3/3/2023 11:59PM

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Do you want to shape transportation planning in Connecticut during an unprecedented time of investment in infrastructure?
Do you excel in team development, communication and relationship building?
If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Planning Director role reporting directly to the Bureau Chief of Policy & Planning in Newington, CT.


  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Competitive starting salary and structure
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Culture that encourages work-life balance

THE ROLE: The Bureau of Policy and Planning collects critical data, conducts planning studies and associated activities to support the movement of people and goods for all modes of transportation.  The Bureau is responsible for numerous federal and state mandates and compliance and is responsible for documentation, analyses, as well as acquiring necessary approvals for all proposed projects in support of Department project delivery. The Bureau interacts with Legislative and Congressional members and staff, USDOT funding agencies, State and federal regulatory and cooperating agencies, Regional Councils of Government, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, as well as nationally recognized transportation organizations on various transportation bills including major authorizations and appropriation bills. The Bureau is comprised of multiple offices, including but not limited to; roadway inventory, environmental planning, sustainability and resiliency, strategic project planning, travel demand and air quality modeling, performance management, project prioritization and research. 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 DOT. You will be essential to aid the Bureau Chief in:

  • Set goals and objectives for various programs.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the various offices.
  • Manage State Planning and Research funds.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and stakeholders. Ensure that all state and federal requirements are met on time and in a fiscally responsible manner.  Serve as a technical advisor to the Chief of Policy & Planning on matters involving the DOT’s plans and policies.
  • Interpret and adhere to pertinent laws and regulations including the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (previously referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
  • Prepare and monitor office budgets.
  • Direct the preparation of plans in accordance with Bureau, Department, State and federal policies.
  • Evaluate changing State/Federal requirements and evolving industry practices.
  • Aid in developing strategic direction for the agency to ensure that the offices are responding and adapting to meet future needs.
  • Adopt best practices to allow the DOT to be a leader in the industry.
  • Develop and maintain the capability to meet the various demands of the new infrastructure bill.


  • Monday-Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • 1st Shift
  • Centrally located in Newington, CT with easy access to all major highways

WHO WE ARE: As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. We are committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.