Principal Planner (Transit)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Temporary Full-Time (up to 18 months)
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Transit Services
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade:  15
Salary/Wage: $74,219.60 - $84,338.80 per annum/$40.78 - $46.34 per hour
Location:  Grand River Transit Centre, 250 Strasburg Road, Kitchener
Closing Date:  February 17, 2020

Current Assignment:

Coordinates the development and implementation of the Grand River Transit Service Improvement Plans, including analysis of route options, review of stop locations, participation in Public Information Centres, responding to public inquiries, monitoring of implemented service. Coordinates the implementation of bus stop changes, shelters, and variable message signs. Coordinates the development of conceptual plans and evaluates alternative locations for express bus stops. Assist in bus/LRT integration analysis. Review development applications and makes recommendations based on transit implications.  Assist in the development of a revised Network Redesign of transit routes and an updated GRT Business Plan. Analysis of data using the Transit Data Reporting System. Knowledge of transportation planning theory and related transportation or transit experience.  Support planning and implementation of new mobility service providers.

Description of Duties:

Researches, develops, implements, manages, promotes, and monitors initiatives which create transportation demand management (TDM) programs and a transit-supportive community consistent with the Regional Transportation Master Plan goals of auto reduction, enhancing quality of life, and encouraging sustainable development; and designs an efficient and effective transit network through the development and implementation of service plans, policies and programs, fare strategies, and advanced technology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

•Knowledge of transportation planning and TDM theory, empirical research, statistical analysis, and demographics, normally acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Planning, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, or equivalent; Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) transit planning and scheduling courses; plus two years related transportation, transit, and/or land use planning experience.
•Knowledge of relevant planning and transportation legislation, including the Planning Act, Highway Traffic Act, Public Vehicles Act, as well as Provincial, Regional, and Area Municipal policies and regulations related to planning.
•Human relations, communications, public relations, presentation, facilitation, and negotiation skills in order to conduct presentations; conduct or train others to conduct public surveys; negotiate development applications and ROPP amendments; negotiate employer-based programs and private sector partnerships; respond to inquiries and complaints and handle controversial situations, using diplomacy and tact; and participate as an effective team member.
•Research, analytical, planning, organizational, and problem solving skills in order to design surveys; coordinate activities and resource allocation; analyze data from a variety of sources; work independently in a team environment; adapt to frequently changing priorities; and complete assigned projects within deadlines.
•Skill in the operation of a computer and related software, including Microsoft Office, Access, ArcGIS, Transit Operations Systems, and the Internet.  Ability to work with modeling tools and other specialized applications related to transit and data analysis.  Ability to research new technologies from a variety of media.
•Ability to travel to other locations within the Region.
•Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Please apply online, by the closing date Feb 17, 2020 quoting competition number 2019-2360, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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