PLANNER TRANSPORTATION

City of Toronto - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job ID: 3042

Job Category: Project Management

Division & Section: Transportation Services & Transportation Infrastructure

Work Location: City Hall

Job Type & Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $45.47 - $49.82, Wage Grade 15

Shift Information: 35 hours per week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 03-Dec-2019 to 18-Dec-2019

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Manager, Capital Projects & Program, the Planner Transportation will work within a group that plans, prioritizes, and develops high-level scope for projects for inclusion in the Division's Capital Programs. Specific Responsibilities include:

Coordinates and participates in the planning, prioritization, and high-level scoping of projects in the development of the Capital Program.
Undertakes site investigations/reviews to determine/confirm project feasibility.
Monitors and provides oversight of capital projects through delivery to ensure project objectives and benefits are achieved.
Ensures effective engagement, consultation, and issues resolution with other Transportation Services units, other City divisions, TTC, elected officials, Business Improvement Areas, utility companies, the public and other relevant stakeholders.
Evaluates the implications of transportation initiatives of other City Divisions, agencies and orders of government on the Division's existing and planned transportation infrastructure and programs. Identifies and resolves conflicting positions among stakeholder groups with varied interests.
Prepares procurement packages, conducts transportation studies, and develops recommendations and reports for various audiences, including Council.
Monitors projects and the progress of consultants' assignments, including day to day coordination and liaison with consultants to assist in ensuring that assignments are completed on time and within budget. Prepares status reports.
Compiles and analyzes demographic, economic, social, cultural and physical data in support of the decision-making process in the initiation and prioritization of capital projects. Designs, conducts and/or coordinates research and analysis activities and surveys.
Provides information and advice in response to requests from elected officials, representatives of provincial ministries, area municipalities, other agencies, consultants, and the public. Prepares reports and correspondence.
Provides work direction on research, analysis, surveys, and report writing assignments to Assistant Planners, Technical Trainees and other staff.
Assists the Manager in representing the Corporation/Division on external committees, task forces and at community and public forums.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Post-secondary education in transportation engineering/planning, planning, or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable experience in planning and coordinating complex multi-modal transportation projects, with an emphasis on capital planning and/or delivery.
Considerable experience managing and balancing various stakeholder interests.
Experience conducting research, providing analysis and recommendations in comprehensive formal communication materials, reports and presentations.
Experience using a variety of computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint).

You must also have:
Knowledge of the application of municipal, provincial and national standards and guidelines related to urban traffic, roads, road safety, underground infrastructure, and other utilities.
Knowledge of managing budgets and capital delivery.
Knowledge of, and the ability to continuously obtain, current regulations and evolving transportation policy trends.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
Excellent consultation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to effectively work and communicate with a broad range of audiences, including the community, developers, consultants, other City Divisions, and public and private agencies.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills and the ability to exercise independent judgement in dealing with issues and initiating creative solutions.
Organization and time management skills to prioritize and complete project assignments.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency with using ESRI ArcGIS software would be a strong asset.
Experience using AutoCAD or Microstation and AutoTurn would be an asset.
Experience with traffic modelling software such as SYNCHRO would be an asset.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.