Senior Project Manager, Transportation Engineering

City of Hamilton - Hamilton, ON (27 days ago)

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JOB ID #: 15773

Senior Project Manager, Transportation Engineering
Public Works
Transportation Operation & Maintenance
Wentworth Street Ops Center

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Regular

UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Mgmt Professional

HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week

SALARY/HOUR: $48.298 - $56.487 per hour
  • Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Regular ( Permanent)

Job Description ID #: 2691


Reporting to the Manager of Transportation Operations, the Senior Project Manager Transportation Engineering will provide leadership to subordinate staff, in a multi-functional workforce engaged in delivery and direction of services to the public and internal clients. Recommends improvement strategies in the delivery of services to meet mandated goals and objectives.

Accountable for ensuring that transportation engineering initiatives are delivered in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines through effective and efficient use of financial and staff resources. Using a "best practices" approach, develops and delivers quality services in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The Senior Project Manager will possess a demonstrated record of strong leadership, technical competence, customer focus, innovation/creativity, team advocacy and is committed to results. The incumbent will have a high level of personal integrity and will be an excellent communicator.


The Senior Project Manager will assume responsibility for the planning, delivery and administration of various technical and research duties related to transportation engineering including; evaluation, planning, design, implementation, construction administration and commissioning of traffic control devices inclusive of traffic control signals, PXO’s, warning beacons and traffic management devices. The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for pavement marking designs, signage and alternative transportation facilities (such as cycling) located within the municipal right-of-way.


Undertake, review, direct and administer traffic signal design, installation and maintenance upgrade projects as assigned: the preparation of drawings and documents for the construction and modernization of new and existing traffic signals, pedestrian control devices, contract administration and commissioning and project close-out/as-constructed records.

Conducts and leads a technical team in the performance of transportation engineering duties.

Administer and oversee the operations and maintenance of the City’s red-light camera program.

Develop short term (0-5 years) and long range (5+ years) strategies and workplans that are in alignment with sectional, divisional, departmental and corporate strategic objectives. Utilize formal project management strategies and examine internal/external capacities and capabilities regarding delivery of the workplan.

Research, evaluate and develop equipment specifications, issuance of tenders, and making recommendation on procurement strategies and awards.

Instil a customer service focus in all activities. Attain and maintain currency with evolving standards and community and industry trends and best practices.

Recommend policy and improvement strategies in the delivery of services to meet mandated goals and objectives.

Set above average standards including meaningful performance and financial metrics and standards. Report to the management team, on a regular basis regarding the team’s performance, fulfilment of workplans and other similar information.

Accountable for determining, submitting, reviewing and reporting on annual capital budgets directly related to the successful delivery of the program.

Actively facilitate proactive consultation and needs assessments with Transportation Systems, Traffic Operations, Street Lighting and other pertinent internal and external stakeholders for the planning, design, execution and commissioning of initiatives to ensure that they deliver a mutually beneficial and acceptable outcome.

You will be responsible for ensuring through liaison with the service delivery group that the desired end product quality, quantity and timeliness is achieved. This program is vital to maintaining the safety and mobility for the residents and businesses of the City of Hamilton and is a key element in the economic health of the City.

The Senior Project Manager is accountable to the Manager of Transportation Operations for ensuring that the transportation capital program is provided in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines, in the most effective and efficient method possible, and in a manner consistent with the City of Hamilton Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

Participates in external communication and consultation processes by: attending or chairing various technical ad-hoc committees, and public meetings as required, acting as traffic technical expert and providing representation or comments as required to regional police, municipal staff and community groups, maintaining liaison with regional police regarding transportation regulation enforcement matters, receiving and answering inquiries from other departments, public, elected officials, contractors, lawyers, etc,.

Manage the operations and projects within the group to ensure safety, service quality, cost-effective and timely delivery of services, and environmental and legislative compliance. Conduct regular internal safety audits of direct reports and work areas.

Prepare or review, as required, technical reports arising out of this area of responsibility for presentation to senior management, members of City Council, City Committees and the public.

Ensure compliance with Provincial and Federal statutes and regulations and Municipal by-laws and policies, with specific regard for the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Assist in the development and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets.

Continually investigate alternate techniques and technologies to ensure that optimum methods are being utilized. Utilize continuous improvement strategies to guide these efforts.

Design new policies, procedures and standards and monitor outcome.

Manage external contractor and consultant evaluation processes and operational contracts.

Attend meetings to represent the group, section or division and present information or plans of action to elected representatives, the public, police, media, other municipalities, technical organizations and outside government bodies. Respond to members of the public, elected representatives and other agencies verbally, electronically and in writing. Participate in legal proceedings on behalf of the City.

Provide leadership and coaching through consultation with an effective supervisory and administrative team.

Develop and empower staff through delegation of responsibilities and accountabilities, through regular feedback, and by providing development opportunities and technical direction.

Promote teamwork and integration between groups within the section and with other parties participating in cross-functional and cross-program initiatives.

Provide professional consultation, including reports, to the Superintendent, Manager, Director and/or General Manager.

Act on behalf of Manager in their absence on departmental management team or other assignments as delegated.


Post-secondary education in Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering through completion of a degree. Proven experience and knowledge in transportation operations, traffic signal design and engineering theories and best practices. Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Certification as Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) would be an asset.

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) would be an asset.

Must be technically qualified to assume responsibility for professional engineering services rendered to the public inclusive of the approval of traffic signal designs, pavement marking designs, and signage in accordance with the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 11 and 12 and other applicable guidelines.

Demonstrated, and extensive experience in project management of large and complex engineering projects, preferably in a municipal environment.

Knowledge of technical/engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance practices relevant to the work of the group.

Experience and knowledge in the area of contract administration and supervision, including specification and tender preparation, supervision, inspection and quality control/assurance of both engineering consultation and construction services.

Possess a demonstrated record of leadership and guidance, technical competence, customer focus, innovation/creativity, team advocacy, staff delegation, empowerment and staff development, and be results orientated.

Demonstrated progressive supervisory skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the use of the “business case” in making management decisions.

Demonstrated capability to manage all aspects of large, complex projects.

Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a multi-disciplinary staff in a results oriented environment and in a predominantly unionized environment.Knowledge of collective bargaining process.

Experience in delivering programs and services focused on the customer.

Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the department/section.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.

Working knowledge of computer software applications.

Must possess and maintain a Class "G" Driver’s Licence valid in the Province of Ontario and a point-free driving record and or record found satisfactory to the City of Hamilton.

Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.