Traffic Engineer (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 31636 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), 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 & Function 
The Traffic Engineer provides advice/recommendations for upcoming developments, utility construction/maintenance, special events and City projects that will have traffic impacts. This position supports Senior Engineers in the branch  by reviewing, accepting and designing traffic plans; provides advice related to traffic management; develops and reviews traffic sign plans and signal timing plans; supports the City’s Vision Zero safety program; makes recommendations for long-term planning and coordination of construction and developments; and reviews permit applications and routing of over dimensioned vehicles. This position is also required to staff the EOC during planned or emergent activations.

This position represents the Traffic and Data Management Branch (TDM) when reviewing construction traffic management plans for other Engineering Branches, as well as, requests from outside agencies such as utility companies, construction companies and other agencies. This position oversees highly technical staff that review, accept, and design traffic plans; that monitor traffic impacts in the field; that review safety of traffic control setups for City crews; and that provide training resources for City staff. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as TDM’s representative for discussions on planned activities that have traffic impacts on arterial streets
  • Oversees technical staff related to the notification for events with traffic impacts, monitoring and safety of traffic control setups 
  • Prepares reports (memos, Council reports, etc.) and delivers formal presentations
  • Communicate directly with the public and resolve cases developed by the City’s 3-1-1 call centre
  • Develop strategies to inform the public about significant events, liaising with communications on special media releases and updating electronic media
  • Liaises with internal and external partners and agencies to coordinate major construction events of partner agencies
  • Reviews traffic control plans for conformance to City, Provincial, and Federal standards, policies, and practices, and provides recommendations to minimise traffic impacts
  • Develops and reviews geometric designs and plans for traffic control devices, for traffic safety measures, and signal timing plans
  • Oversees traffic monitoring program and data analysis for planned and unplanned activities
  • Develops monitoring strategies for long-term or high-profile impacts
  • Assist in responding to unplanned events that involve traffic disruption including potential for deployment the Emergency Operations Centre for larger events
  • Represents the Traffic Management position during Emergency Operations Centre activations
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, preferably with a focus in Transportation
  • Eligibility to register as a P.Eng or EIT with EGBC
  • Previous education and/or experience with developing or reviewing construction traffic management plans and working with contractors, third party agencies and other City departments to coordinate construction activities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of transportation engineering principles and techniques including traffic management plans for construction
  • Working knowledge of traffic management principles for emergency response
  • Working knowledge of the City’s transportation policies
  • Demonstrated ability working with data analysis tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a dynamic team environment with little supervision
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, stakeholders and external transportation partners
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to speak and present in public

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2021 

Position End Date: December 2023 

Application Close: July 25, 2021

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, LGBT2Q+ 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

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.

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