Senior Transportation Engineer - Regional and Capital Planning

Requisition ID: 2543 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.  With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

Supports the branch and Transportation Division in achieving complex planning and strategic financial objectives by:

  • Collaborating and advocating with external regional and senior government partners on transportation initiatives, including those with significant policy implications.
  • Providing review and analysis of transportation issues to City elected officials on regional committees and boards, through the Manager of Transportation Planning and other senior staff.
  • Developing transportation capital plan and longer term funding reviews for the Transportation Division with staff in Engineering and other City departments and boards, including 10-Year Outlook and Financing Growth (DCL/CAC) updates.
  • Leading special studies or reviews that support transportation goals related to emerging trends.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Branch Manager of Transportation Planning and Director of Transportation.  Leads a team of five staff including a CEI, Planner II, two Engineering Assistants, and a Planning Analyst.  In addition, maintains regular contact with the other Section Heads and Transportation branches, Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, Engineering’s Financial Planning staff and staff from outside agencies such as TransLink, YVR, Metro Vancouver and the Port of Vancouver.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Engineering, Planning and Finance staff, leads review and City comment on TransLink investment/transportation plans, TransLink studies and proposed new funding sources, including the Mayors’ Council Vision and regional mobility pricing strategy ; As well, provides similar role for review of provincial transportation plans and transportation related work carried out by Metro Vancouver, including their administration of the Greater Vancouver Regional Fund (federal gas tax).
  • Prepares regular transportation briefings for elected official representatives on TransLink Mayors’ Council and Metro Vancouver Board/Committees.
  • Develops, implements and monitors division capital plans; reviews, coordinates cost-sharing programs with regional and senior governments.
  • Monitors, reviews and provides input to the criteria used for setting development related transportation funding from city-wide DCLs and CACs.
  • Develops and leads special transportation planning studies as required, including responding to emerging trends and assessing policy implications of disruptive technologies such as automated vehicles.
  • Lead the  citywide regional modelling portfolio and establish the team as a central resource for Travel Demand Model inquiries, reviews and analysis
  • Provides leadership and guidance to staff, including hiring, assigning responsibilities, prioritizing work, evaluating performance, coaching, mentoring and discipline.
  • Acting for Manager of Transportation Planning during short-term absences such as vacations and conferences.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering with at least eight years’ experience at an intermediate level


Minimum Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to collaborate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of skill sets;
  • excellent written communication, verbal communication and presentation skills; strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied within a complex and dynamic environment, with the ability to think innovatively, solve complex problems, and present solutions in clear and compelling terms;
  • proven sophisticated financial and economic analysis, business case preparation and evaluation skills;
  • the ability to critically assess and develop corporate and public policy;
  • excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities;
  • strong computer competency in office productivity tools


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 


Application Close:  April 30, 2017
The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.

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