Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer (35 Hour)

Dam Safety Program

Recruitment #191010-6365EE-001



At the State of Connecticut , Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.

We are currently looking for a Supervising Civil Engineer. In this position, you will be responsible for directing, supervising and administrating programs to lead the 300 dams and/or flood control systems owned by the State of Connecticut.

Looking to make a difference? Then this opportunity is for you!

The position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.

This is a 35 hour per week, Monday – Friday, from 8:00-am to 5:00 pm (flexible)

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact,  or 860-424-3006.

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

A Professional Engineer "PE" license is not required for this position.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your Junk or SPAM folders, as emails may inadvertently end up there.

You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information; Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals 


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising an engineering unit engaged in design, construction, testing, and data collection/analysis, planning, research, and permit process activities, performing engineering tasks in waterflow and flood control and in the design and construction of of parking lots, dams, drainage systems, seawalls, foundations, boat launching facilities, buildings, piers and flood control structures with consideration of environmental consequences.


Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence.

In the Water Planning and Management Division: supervises engineers involved in performing engineering investigations and the reviewing of dam design and construction, including spillways, foundation conditions, seepage, and structural stability; supervises periodic inspections of existing dams for structural soundness; makes recommendations for corrective action; reviews applications for construction or repair of dams and recommends action; supervises preparation of and negotiates agreements and contracts for engineering services with flood and erosion control boards or technical review of such studies; assists in coordinating acquisition of land for federal flood control projects and makes appropriate recommendations; supervises review of work of contract surveyors and engineers; performs related duties as required.

This specific position duties include, but are not limited to:

·        Coordinating with other DEEP units, State and Federal agencies, outside officials; and the public; 

·        Managing flood response with respect to dams; 

·        Maintaining capital budgets for projects; 

·        Performing inspections; 

·        Reviewing engineer investigations, evaluating design plans, and reviewing Emergency Action Plans; 

·        Preparing and/or negotiating agreements and contracts for engineering and construction services; 

·        Reviewing bid specifications and overseeing bidding; 

·        Assisting in land management coordination; 

·        Administering grants and providing technical assistance to municipalities;

·        Coordinating maintenance with field staff; and performing other duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of design, construction and maintenance of dams, or marine and building construction; considerable knowledge of principles of hydraulics, hydrology, and civil or soils engineering; knowledge of practices and methods for controlling floods and encroachments on river channels; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan and organize detailed investigations of engineering problems and recommend solutions with consideration for related environmental factors; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience as an engineer in water resource management, civil or soils engineering or marine and building construction.


1. College training in civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Understanding of principles and practices of dam safety including hydraulics and hydrology, structural analysis, soils and foundations;
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills; 

  • Considerable interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to talk/interact with people at all levels;
  • Experience with DEEP policies, procedures and practices of DEEP including environmental planning, permitting, enforcement, budgeting, and project management; 
  • Experience in developing capital budgets for projects and preparing State Bond Commission requests; 
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative approaches to address problems, improve efficiency and quality of service, and responding to situations when faced with shifting priorities;
  • Considerable knowledge of state and/or federal laws/regulations related to dam safety and water resources;  
  • Experience reviewing planning and engineering reports and associated project documents;
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor staff in developing and expanding their capacity at all levels; 
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a highly technical and trained engineering and science staff, and to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner to the public; 
  • Experience creating and maintaining excellent intra-agency relationships which cross unit boundaries;
  • Experience in water resources construction management, with knowledge of relevant procedures, practices and regulations, including familiarity with site development plans, construction drawings, and environmental conditions; stormwater detention; sediment and erosion control; and flood management; 
  • Familiarity with inland wetland regulatory authorities and water resources management programs.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this classification involved with the certification of plans and documents will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with Section 20-302 of the Connecticut General Statutes.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.



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

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.