We are hiring an out-of-the box thinker who strives to see the world in new ways and by using their innovative ideas and commitment to promoting mode shift towards transit and active modes of transportation to help in implementing Transportation Master Plan (TMP), "The Way We Move."
Reporting to the General Supervisor of Transportation Policy, you will manage multiple engineering assignments, and review and develop strategic planning studies to implement the City’s strategic planning documents, particularly "The Way Ahead", "The Way We Move" and “The Way We Grow”. Other accountabilities are:
Identify innovation and research required to implement new initiatives that have potential to move the City towards achieving the outcomes of "The Way Ahead", "The Way We Move" and “The Way We Grow”
Lead interdisciplinary policy projects related to transportation, land use and open space planning such as strategy development, conducting surveys, program evaluation, environmental scans and policy papers, including developing and presenting recommendations to senior management
Provide a transportation planning perspective to interdisciplinary policy development initiatives, balancing evidence-based decision making with public and stakeholder input
Manage project schedule, budget and quality and administer external consulting agreements
Evaluate, measure, and report progress on "The Way Ahead","The Way We Move" and “The Way We Grow”
Collaborate with other cities, universities and internal stakeholders to determine best practices and evaluate their use at the City of Edmonton to advance the strategic goals of "The Way Ahead", "The Way We Move" and “The Way We Grow”.
Represent the section and/ or department on internal and external committees and tasks groups
Lead and develop, in partnership with the General Supervisor and senior engineers and planners, a cooperative team environment that result in readiness to share ideas, timely completion of projects, and sensitivity of working towards common goal
Create contracts, recruit and manage external consultants and contractors
Build strong relationship, cross departmentally, to assist in building consensus with key stakeholders
Create detailed and accurate council reports and documents for senior leadership
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, preferably majoring in Transportation is a requirement; master's in Civil Engineering is preferred
Registered as a P.Eng. with APEGA or with the Professional Engineers' Association of another province of Canada, is a requirement
Minimum 7 years progressively responsible experience in transportation engineering, transportation planning, travel demand forecasting, and transit planning is a requirement
Some supervisory experience in transportation engineering, transportation planning, travel demand forecasting, and transit planning is preferred
Experience developing policy related to transportation and land use, transportation plans, citywide plans and network plans
Experience working with government and/or as a consultant in a non-construction environment
Strong problem solving, issue management and negotiation skills and ability to meet varying and competing demands
Experience with evidence based decision making, utilizing data and research to make informed decisions and recommendations
Strong facilitation, written and verbal communication skills
Strong project management experience and ability to manage / plan engineering projects and lead project teams, research complex technical issues and find innovative solutions
Experience leading and developing a team including directing work, creating an annual work plan, performance management and participating in recruitment, in addition, providing coaching and mentoring
Knowledge of Change Management and how it impacts the project and business process
Work independently, with adaptability to changing projects and ambiguity in a fast paced and dynamic environment
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers in 2016, one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers as well as the recent recipient of Canada’s Top Employers for young people in 2016, the City of Edmonton continues to attract and retain employees who are passionate about their community, proud of the work they do, and committed to making Edmonton a great place to live, work and play.