Senior Transportation Design Engineer

Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Company Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace. Main Purpose and Function The Senior Transportation Design Engineer is responsible for leading teams of designers, engagement and communication experts, and other staff to design and assist in the delivery of complex transportation projects, primarily focused on active transportation, many of which will require a rapid implementation. The Senior Transportation Design Engineer quickly develops high-quality designs for both the City’s capital projects and projects required to support development. Concurrently, this position will advance internal and external stakeholder engagement related to these designs. Further, the position will help develop and implement engagement strategies and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and troubleshoot any issues as they arise. Reporting directly to the Manager of Transportation Design, the Senior Transportation Design Engineer works with the Design Review Team, Transportation Branch Heads, Communications and Engagement Staff, and Project Managers to develop designs and facilitate delivery of transportation projects. In addition, works with other CoV departments, such as Parks, REFM, Supply Chain Management as needed to coordinate both design projects. Lastly, works with a wide variety of external stakeholders to understand issues and build support for projects. Specific Duties/Responsibilities Leads a team of designers (technicians and junior engineers) to develop world-class transportation designs, with a focus on implementing All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling facilities, safety improvements, and transit designs. Designs are related to both the City’s capital projects and projects required to support development. Responsible for hiring and managing team members, managing work assignment, authorizing absences, coaching, mentoring, training and development, evaluating performance and discipline up to and including termination. Provide expertise and apply best practice and knowledge on a wide range of transportation design issues, including how to implement protected bike lanes, protected intersections, pedestrian-focused designs, transit priority, and safety interventions. Work with project managers to develop, monitor and manage project work plans (scope, budget, schedule, quality, risk, resources). Work with other internal design teams (water, sewer, utilities, streets, etc.) to coordinate integrated designs. Build on established partnerships and/or develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders necessary to successfully deliver on project objectives, ensuring that stakeholders are identified, engaged, informed and given opportunities to shape project details as applicable. Prepare terms of reference for technical consulting services related to transportation design, analysis, and construction; and complete the tendering and selection process. Contract administration and management of technical consultants retained to support the planning, design and analysis of transportation designs. Coordinate and manage departmental review process for transportation design drawings, including designs related to external development, identifying and resolving issues as required with minimal guidance from senior management. Represent the City in public engagement processes, including attendance at weekend and evening meetings and workshops. Prepare and make presentations to Council and Committees of the Whole, and advisory committees to Council. Other duties/responsibilities as assigned. Education and Experience: Professional engineer with a minimum of 5 years demonstrated success leading effective teams. Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer in British Columbia. Expertise in transportation design, active transportation, or a related field. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational and time management skills including a demonstrated ability to manage high profile projects and set/meet competing deadlines. Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role and be proactive at resolving project conflicts in a timely and effective manner. Knowledge of transportation design, including design of protected bike lanes, protected intersections, pedestrian design, transit design, and safety improvements. Familiarity with the City’s transportation network, design priorities and guidelines, as well as international design guidelines and practices. Strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage project and program budgets. Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees while respecting the sensitivities and trade-offs of decisions. Ability to influence others while respecting the sensitive and political challenges that impact decisions. Experience with the municipal development approvals process an asset. Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite. At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program. The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) Affiliation: Exempt Employment Type: Regular Full Time Position Start Date: March 2023 Position End Date: Salary Information: RNG-091: $102,256 – $127,830 annually Application Close: March 22, 2023 At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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