Planning Analyst -Transportation Planning

Requisition ID: 33253 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

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


Main Purpose & Function

The Planning Analyst position is responsible for supporting the Long Range Transportation Planning section on several key initiatives including the Vancouver Plan, Transport 2050 and, the City’s Climate Emergency Response, among others. The planning analyst is expected to contribute progressive and thoughtful approaches to transportation planning. This will involve thorough analyses translated into artful stories; the Planning Analyst is chiefly responsible for providing foundational evidence, information, background research, spatial analysis and key visuals to support and inform planning efforts and decision-making.


Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

This position sits within the Long Range section of the Transportation Planning Branch in Engineering Services. The position reports directly to the Senior Transportation Planning Engineer and will work closely with multidisciplinary transportation engineers, planners and technical staff within Transportation Planning, other Engineering branches, and other City of Vancouver departments.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the development of long-range transportation planning initiatives, policies and programs.
  • Analyzes data and information to investigate trends, identify gaps and areas of opportunity, and to support decision-making efforts.
  • Supports the delivery of transportation feasibility studies.
  • Develops visual materials to convey complex information in a more digestible and exciting way, such that it can be understood by a broader audience.
  • Develops written memos and reports to document analyses and recommendations as input into broader processes
  • Ensures quality in the work.
  • Researches best practises, precedents and literature to help advance bold transportation solutions.
  • Initiates progressive and inventive analyses and assessment methods to support network, policy or infrastructure recommendations.
  • Creates content for, supports the development of, and helps organize workshops and presentations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Practises discretion and due consideration when discussing ongoing City business, and while representing the Transportation Planning branch at internal and external events.
  • Coordinates with coworkers to prioritize work and solicit feedback from senior engineers and planners.
  • Supports the public engagement and current transportation planning teams within Transportation Planning when required.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.



Education and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in urban planning, transportation planning, urban geography or equivalent. 
  • Three to five years of related professional experience is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated transportation network and spatial analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated experience translating complex and technical analyses into concise memos or reports and actionable recommendations.
  • Experience working within a large and complex organization.
  • Experience balancing self-sufficient and collaborative work environments.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated passion for healthy and sustainable transportation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the City’s transportation policies and related current literature, trends, and developments.
  • Experience providing excellent written and verbal communication skills to confidently interact with coworkers, senior engineers and planners, and internal stakeholders.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with the other employees, other agencies, and officials.
  • Strong & demonstrated skill in using GIS applications (ArcGIS, QGIS) and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience in graphic communications and visualization of data, spatial an non-spatial information.
  • Experience using high level programming languages (R, Python, Matlab,etc) is considered an asset.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: November, 2021 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $36.45 to $43.04 per hour


Application Close: October 17, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.


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