Senior Traffic Technologist – District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

Senior Traffic Technologist


If you are civic minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. The District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. We are a flexible, family- friendly employer with a compressed work week program (9-day fortnight) and an inclusive work-place culture. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Traffic Technologist available within the Traffic Safety and Operations team of the DNV Transportation Section. The position involves overseeing the traffic signal infrastructure program, signing and pavement markings capital and maintenance, parking and boulevard management, data collection and analysis, public engagement, street lighting and signal asset management and renewal, close coordination with the District’s Development Engineering, Construction Traffic Management, and Streets Operations groups in commissioning new infrastructure. Coordination of work with contractors, transit authorities, external agencies and internal departments is an essential part of this role.

In this position, you will assist in the design of traffic control signal systems, ITS initiatives, traffic control plans, pavement markings and signage, and coordinate on-site road safety reviews; plan, recommend, prepare and track capital budget, cost estimates and project costs, and represent the Department/District at internal and external meetings. You will exercise considerable independence in both action and judgement. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, supervising and checking the work of a small group of technical, operational and clerical employees, as well as planning, reviewing, developing and recommending capital infrastructure renewals and budgets for approval.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, techniques and equipment used in traffic engineering operations; along with the rules, regulations, by-laws and policies governing traffic engineering operations; plus sound knowledge of traffic engineering design principles and practices;
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review the work of other employees; train subordinates; and check the work of contractors;
  • Ability to coordinate the work of the Traffic Safety and Operations group, contractors, transit authorities, external agencies and internal departments;
  • Ability to design traffic control signal systems, traffic plans, road markings and signs; and prepare applicable layouts, cost estimates, specifications, maps and drawings;
  • Ability to attend tender openings, review quotations and make related recommendations;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of technical reports, documents, statistics and related data; obtain, summarize and interpret data; and coordinate field investigations and traffic studies;
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public; participate in the work of various committees; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts;
  • Ability to review, develop and recommend working policies and procedures, bylaws and standard documents; and prepare reports to Council on matters related to the work;
  • Ability to participate in the manufacture and installation of road signage and the layout and painting of road markings; and skill in the use and care of equipment used in the work.

You will have graduated from a diploma program from a recognized institute of technology in Civil Engineering Technology, plus have considerable related experience, including some supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification, or eligibility for certification, as an A.Sc.T is preferred. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required.

The pay range for this unionized position is $42.96 – $50.76 per hour (2021 rates) based on a 35-hour work week. If you are interested in this position and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply online with your cover letter and resume at by February 5, 2021.

We wish to thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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