Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Transportation Engineer is responsible for the short and long-range planning related to the transportation network, management of the City’s traffic control devices, expansion of the active transportation system, and partnering in the delivery of public transit.
The incumbent works under general direction and guidance from the Engineering Manager in order to achieve objectives. The Transportation Engineer is accountable for the Transportation Section. The Section has responsibility for traffic programs related to; safety improvement, accessibility, traffic counting, demand management, education and preparation of the annual traffic report.
The Transportation Engineer is also accountable for ensuring the completion of road and speed safety audits, approval of roadway usage permits, access management of the arterial road network, expansion of the active transportation network and traffic calming initiatives.
The Transportation Engineer provides in-house design staff with technical advice relating to roadway function and design, including traffic signals, signs and pavement markings. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia is required.
The Transportation Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Transportation Master Plan. The objective is to ensure that the roads and active transportation networks are planned and expanded such that the medium and long-range development plans for the City are properly accommodated. This planning ensures that the infrastructure necessary to service undeveloped lands are put in place in a logical and orderly sequence and in a sound engineering manner.
The Transportation Engineer is required to prepare studies, engineering reports and financial analyses of proposed capital and operating expenditures. The incumbent is required to supervise and manage consulting engineers who have been awarded various transportation engineering assignments. He/she approves their work and recommends acceptance of the conclusions and recommendations of their reports. He/she liaises with the Civic Operations Department.
The Transportation Engineer is responsible for the traditional management responsibilities of appointing, directing and providing training for the Assistant Transportation Engineer and the six CUPE employees within the Section. He/she is responsible for the evaluation of employee performance and exercising corrective action where necessary.
1. Provides overall management and direction to the Transportation Section.
2. Maintains appropriate contacts with other municipalities, technical professionals and associations including liaison with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to represent the City’s position, exchange information, and facilitate the delivery of government funding and to promote cooperation on transportation issues.
3. Project manager on select transportation capital works projects with emphasis on job completion within budget restraints.
4. Provides input and assists the Engineering Manager with the preparation of annual capital budgets, operating budgets and the BC Transit operating contract.
5. Responsible for the development and implementation of transportation planning documents which may include development and maintenance of the City’s EMME based Transportation Model, and the analysis of various model scenarios.
6. Respond to requests from the public, external agencies, Council and other Departments.
7. Responsible for the management of traffic control devices within the City and authorized and empowered to monitor, order, place, replace or alter traffic control devices as necessary to meet transportation objectives.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, EDUCATION, MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.
1. University degree in Engineering with a specialization in the field of traffic/transportation engineering.
2. Professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of British Columbia.
3. A minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a municipal transportation environment, either as an employee or as a consultant to local government.
4. Proficient with computer use and technology including tablets, laptops and smart phones in addition to transportation specific applications.
5. Sound organizational, oral and written communication skills and public relations tact.
1. EMME Transportation Model experience.
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.