Transportation Design Engineer (Development)

Requisition ID: 33047 


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 Transportation Design Engineer (Development) leads active transportation, street and public realm designs primarily arising from new land development projects within the City. Furthermore, the position is responsible for leading the development of policy and plans for transportation improvements needed for large developments and planning studies.


Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Senior Development Transportation Design Engineer, and works in a multi-disciplinary team that includes engineers, landscape architects, designers, planners, and community relations specialists, and oversees the work of technical design staff. The role also requires liaison with multiple branches within and external to the Transportation Division and the public.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops conceptual street and public realm designs in collaboration with other engineers and engineering assistants for projects primarily arising from new development
  • Develops and/or contributes to development of policy and guidelines relating to transportation design
  • Oversees the work of engineering assistants involved in detailed geometric, sign and pavement marking design
  • Coordinates preparation of and/or develops design deliverables such as memos, approved geometrics, sign/paint plans, and data analysis including reports
  • Liaises with internal and external branches and agencies (e.g., emergency services, Park Board) on design deliverables
  • Oversees and participates in data collection and analysis
  • Oversees and participates in the public consultation process
  • Investigates site conditions in the field to assist in conceptual design work and to observe completed works
  • Retains and oversees consultants as needed (e.g., developing scope of work, reviewing proposals and selecting consultants, overseeing and approving consultant work, etc.)
  • Ensures adherence to appropriate project management, quality management, and project/design documentation practices
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a professional engineer designation and a minimum of three years’ related experience in transportation, walking, or cycling planning and design, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of engineering practices, design principles and theories related to transportation and public spaces
  • Knowledge of the City’s land development process
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, practices, processes and policies
  • Familiarity with current Canadian and international design guidelines pertinent to active transportation
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage staff
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage multiple interacting and technically complex issues
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize actions in response to numerous and diverse demands
  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to consider a range of interests, including those of local residents, community groups, and businesses
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of software applications such as MS Office and AutoCAD


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: November, 2021

Position End Date: October, 2023


Application Close: October 20, 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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