Senior Engineer (Transportation Planning)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Full-time
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Transportation
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  Management/Management Support
Grade:  08
Salary/Wage:  $98,443.80 - $123,050.20 per annum
Location:  Administration Headquarters, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
Closing Date:  August 12 2020

Description of Duties: 

Develops transportation plans for large scale, high profile/complex/politically sensitive projects including road, rail, transit, and active transportation. Develops, implements, and monitors the regional transportation and transit forecasting model. Reviews development-related transportation impact studies and recommends transportation improvements. Represents the Region on provincial government transportation initiatives.

Current Assignment: 

The current assignment for this position will be to lead the Region’s major active transportation (cycling and pedestrian) projects at the planning phase and provide continued support to the design and implementation teams. The successful candidate will also be responsible for periodically reviewing and updating the Region’s Transportation Master Plan to ensure a comprehensive and feasible active transportation plan is included, assisting in the programming of active transportation projects within the Region’s transportation capital program, and working with area municipalities to enhance active transportation connectivity across the Region. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience with active transportation projects during all stages from planning to implementation, including reporting, public consultation, design and monitoring/performance analysis.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

• Knowledge of transportation engineering, planning, modelling, demand management, impact analysis, demand forecasting, and systems, normally acquired through a university degree in a related field (e.g., Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering), plus progressively responsible related experience. 
• Must be licensed and in good standing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, or be a member in good standing holding a Limited License in the area of practice(s), issued by the PEO. For those trained outside of Canada, equivalency will be determined by the PEO. Participates in activities to maintain professional license.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, related legislation (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Lien Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act), Ontario Provincial Standards, Canadian Standards, Ministry guidelines, contract law, and engineering standards.
• Ability to work independently on concurrent projects (consulting with senior staff/supervisor as applicable); review decisions/problems with Regional/political sensitivity with management; explore project alternatives individually/as part of a project team; and make recommendations on improvements to existing contract and engineering standards and procedures.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, computer aided design, specialized systems, and computer models.
• Communication and human relation skills to direct and guide consultants and staff; coordinate and negotiate project requirements; prepare and present written and visual materials for public drop-in centres, open houses and formal public meetings according to the EA approval process and Act; conduct presentations to Committees, area municipalities and Councils; hold open houses and formal meetings for the media and public; respond to public inquiries; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to write project correspondence, reports, contracts, agreements and project definition reports for consultants, committees, Regional and area municipal councils, staff, media and the public where applicable. Ability to read and interpret policy and procedure manuals, engineering and technical journals, design specifications, contracts, reports, legal documents, and memos.
• Ability to travel within Waterloo Region. 
• Ability to adjust hours to attend open houses and deal with emergencies.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Aug 12, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1703.

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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