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The Transportation Engineer is responsible for implementing transportation related initiatives from the various transportation master plans in the City of Whitehorse and plays a key role in establishing and communicating the overall transportation vision.
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SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Manager of the Engineering Services Department. The Transportation Engineer will assist with internal transportation studies, as well as the preparation of reports which will provide recommendations to senior management and Council.
This is a critical role in the City of Whitehorse’s continued success and growth. The role is accountable for the following:
- Chair the City’s Traffic and Sign Committee with a focus on transportation network safety;
- Provide technical input on responses to public inquiries that come through the Committee and also through the Mayor’s office;
- Complete transportation master planning with a balanced focus on the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, transit, emergency vehicles, goods and services, and private vehicles, and aligned with the City’s main transportation plans;
- Be familiar with transportation industry best practices and act as the City’s technical expert in updating transportation related sections in bylaws, policies, standards, and guidelines. Actively participate in the Transportation Association of Canada;
- Collect and analyze transportation data and conduct transportation studies such as roadway and paved trail safety assessments, traffic impact assessments, pedestrian crossing and traffic signal warrant analysis;
- Review engineering drawings and transportation impact assessments related to private developments, new subdivisions, and other transportation agencies that may affect the City;
- Lead the implementation of the Transportation Master Plan, the Transportation Demand Management Plan, the Bicycle Network Plan, the Parking Management Plan, assist in the implementation of the Transit Master Plan as it relates to infrastructure improvements, and any other transportation related initiative in Whitehorse;
- Procure and contract manage consulting services contracts with sound project management practices. Procure, monitor, and control transportation related capital projects from project planning to project closeout including contract administration, budget control, design changes, construction inspections, and reconciling tangible capital assets; and
- Acts as City Engineer as assigned.
DESIRED CANDIDATE ABILITIES, BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Given the role this individual will play in City of Whitehorse’s continued growth and success, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following education, experience, and personal characteristics:
- Undergraduate Engineering degree from an accredited Canadian university or equivalent; and,
- Professional engineer (P.Eng.) in good standing and licensed with APEY or will be eligible for registration within six months.
- Minimum five years of related experience in transportation engineering;
- Demonstrated project management experience on transportation related projects;
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD and traffic modeling software an asset; and,
- Able to prepare material for non-technical audiences in plain language an asset (e.g. advertisements, notices, website and project updates).
- Proven strategic decision-making/problem solving, and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work effectively within a team and have advanced public relations skills;
- Highly proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook;
- Ability to foster and maintain effective relationships among peers and/or stakeholders; and,
- Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license
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