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

Requisition ID: 30573 


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 Transportation Design Engineer develops transportation street and public realm designs that align with the City’s policy objectives to encourage sustainable mobility and safety. Furthermore, the position will involve developing transportation policy and design guidelines.

This role is part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes Engineers, Landscape Architects, Designers, Planners, and Community Engagement Specialists. It also requires liaison with multiple branches within and external to the Transportation Division.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops conceptual transportation corridor designs in close collaboration with other Engineers, Planners, Landscape Designers, Engineering Assistants and an engagement team
  • Oversees the work of Engineering Assistants involved in detailed geometric, sign and pavement marking design
  • Coordinates preparation of and/or develops design deliverables (such as memos, geometrics, sign/paint plans, and data analysis, including reports)
  • Develops and/or contributes to development of policy and design guidelines relating to mobility and public space
  • Liaises with internal and external branches and agencies (e.g., emergency services, Park Board) on design deliverables
  • Oversees and participates in data collection and analysis
  • Oversees and participates in public engagement processes
  • Investigates site conditions in the field to assist in conceptual design work and to observe completed works
  • Retains and oversees consultants as needed (developing scope of work, reviewing proposals and selecting consultants, overseeing and approving consultant work, etc.)
  • Ensures adherence to appropriate project management, quality management, and project/design documentation practices
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Registration or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer, or an Engineer in Training with EGBC
  • Experience with transportation planning and design including specific experience with sustainable and active transportation
  • Familiarity with the City’s network of cycling and greenway facilities, transportation policies, and traffic regulations would be an asset
  • A transportation and/or construction background would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with current Canadian and international design guidelines pertinent to active transportation
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage multiple interacting and technically complex issues
  • Flexibility and creativity to generate and explore design options, with an eye for evaluating complicated tradeoffs, with input from various internal and external interests
  • Ability to balance a range of interests, including those of local residents, community groups, and businesses
  • Proactive in addressing questions and concerns from internal and external stakeholders, as well as the general public, in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, stakeholders, and external transportation partners
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of project management, including planning, design and construction management of engineering projects
  • Excellent report and letter writing skills, and oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge of standard office software applications
  • Familiarity with CAD fundamentals would be an asset

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July 2021 

Position End Date: July 2023 

Application Close: June 15, 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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