Project Manager Traffic Safety

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

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JOB ID #: 16131

Project Manager, Traffic Safety
Public Works
Transportation Operation & Maintenance
703 Highway 8, Stoney Creek



HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week

SALARY/HOUR: $43.107 - $47.897 per hour
  • Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Temporary
  • Note: This vacancy is for up to 18 months due to a backfill
Job Description ID #: 6257


Reporting to the Superintendent of Roadway Safety, the Project Manager, Roadway Safety, will provide leadership in a team environment that shall focus on meeting the City’s responsibilities as a leader and steward in the delivery of technical and administrative services to the public, internal clients and external customers.

The Project Manager shall ensure that departmental goals and objectives are achieved through the effective and efficient use of financial and staff resources. Uses a "best practices" approach develops and delivers quality services in a timely and cost effective manner. Implements strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

The Project Manager will promote a service-oriented culture and focus within the section and instill a customer service focus in all activities and attain and maintain currency with evolving standards and community trends.

The Project Manager shall recommend policy and improvement strategies, in the delivery of services to meet mandated goals and objectives. Evaluates financial, administrative and staff performance against internal and external benchmarks. Delivers technical information to various committees, Councillors, other City departments, outside agencies, contractors and the public.

The Project Manager shall aid in the preparation of sectional reports identifying how operations performed against established benchmarks related to services, financial, administration and staff performance in keeping with the City, Department, Division and Section’s visions, values and goals.

The Project Manager shall 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.


The Project Manager is responsible for the analyses of motor vehicle collisions; collision counter measure program; bylaw administration; traffic calming program; neighbourhood traffic issues; development plan reviews; implementation and leadership of the vision zero action plan and traffic input to the roadway construction process. The Project Manager will ensure through liaison with the various service delivery groups that the desired end product quality, quantity and timeliness is achieved. This program is vital to maintaining roadway safety and mobility for the residents and businesses of the City of Hamilton.

Assists in ensuring that the Roadway Safety section operates in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines and policies, in a manner consistent with the City of Hamilton Mission and Vision, and in the most effective and efficient method possible, and

Manages the operations and projects within the group to ensure safety, service quality, cost-effective and timely delivery of services, and environmental and legislative compliance.

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

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

Continually investigates alternate techniques and technologies to ensure that optimum methods are being utilized.

Designs new policies, procedures, standards and monitors outcome.

Administers external consultant or service contracts.

Participates in strategic planning for the direction of the section.

Attends public meetings to present the City’s position/actions to the public, media and outside government bodies. Responds to members of the public, elected representatives and other agencies verbally, electronically and in writing. Represents the group, section, division, department and/or the City in formal or informal meetings with elected representatives, the public, police, other municipalities, technical organizations and the press. Participates in legal proceedings on behalf of the City.

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

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

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

Assists the Superintendent in responding to various corporate, community, provincial or federal proposals for service initiatives, changes or enhancements.

Ensures that employees are provided with and use the appropriate equipment, material and/or procedures required to perform the assigned duties. Ensures that all employees perform work in accordance with applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures that appropriate action is recommended for those employees who do not work in compliance with legislation, policies and procedures.

Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.

Acts on behalf of the Superintendent in his/her absence on departmental management team or other assignments as delegated.

Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job.


Proven demonstrated knowledge and experience in a transportation environment normally acquired by obtaining a diploma or degree in Civil or Traffic Engineering or a relevant discipline or a combination of education and relevant work experience. Alternate combinations of formal training and practical experience will be considered as a substitute. C.E.T. designation or P.Eng preferred.
Knowledge of operational practices relevant to the work of the group.
Experience and knowledge in the area of contract supervision, including specification preparation, supervision and quality control/assurance considered an asset.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the use of the “business case” in making management decisions an asset.
Demonstrated capability to manage all aspects of large complex projects and financial accountability considered an asset.
Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills. Well developed ability to work with large public groups.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff in a results oriented environment and in a predominantly unionized environment preferred.
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.
Knowledge of collective bargaining process.
Working knowledge of computer software applications.

Must possess and maintain a Class "G" Driver's License valid in the Province of Ontario.

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.