Environmental Planner position at CT DOT



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation Planner 1 in the Environmental Resources Compliance Unit in the Office of Environmental Planning. We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team. The Environmental Resources Compliance Unit ensures construction projects and maintenance activities are compliant with State and federal regulatory requirements and permits issued to the Department for work impacting regulated areas or natural resources. Responsibilities within this office also include oversight of erosion and sedimentation control, stormwater pollution control, and management of the Department’s noise program. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington. This position reports directly to a Transportation Planner 2, Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office Environmental Planning.


This position will be responsible for performing environmental site inspections on active construction projects and will require regular field work in varying weather conditions. Duties and responsibilities include: review of design plans and specifications, stormwater registrations and approval of Contractor submittals as they relate to permit authorizations, special conditions and project environmental commitments. The position also includes utilization of ESRI software to map/verify drainage systems and noise barriers, as well as assisting with conducting noise studies and investigating and responding to drainage and noise complaints. This unit is also responsible for obtaining necessary permit authorizations for maintenance activities and emergencies. Key elements of this position include the ability to work collaboratively with Design and Construction project engineers and Maintenance personnel as well as conducting necessary coordination with State and federal regulatory agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the U.S, Army Corps of Engineers among others.