Project Manager Traffic Services

Position: Project Manager Traffic Services (Click for full posting)(click for full posting)
Employer: Norfolk County
Closing Date: September 26, 2022

Basic Function:

Reports to the Director of Roads. Responsible to coordinate the planning, administration, project management, approval, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of short and long-range plans, policies, technical studies, designs, agreements, and applications relating to transportation planning, traffic signal control systems, traffic operations, municipal parking and street lighting infrastructure.

Prepare consultant and contractor procurement documents and participate in selection and administration of these goods and services. To ensure that projects are completed within the annual budget limits; and to meet with government representatives and utility companies regarding capital construction projects.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Undergraduate or community college degree or community college diploma in engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum five years’ experience beyond university or community college graduation in an engineering department with a municipality or multi discipline consulting, working predominantly with municipalities.
  • Certified under OACETT as Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) (Certified Technician [CTech] would be considered however must have ability to obtain [CET] within 18 months from date of hire) or licensed under the Ontario Professional Engineers Act (including Engineer Interns).
  • Good understanding of the various Acts, Regulations and guidelines and standards, such as, but not limited to: Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways; Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Act; Ontario Traffic Manuals; Transportation Association of Canada Guidelines; Institute of Transportation Engineers Guidelines; and Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications and Drawings
  • Ontario Good Roads Association courses would be considered an asset

Skill and Abilities:

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license (G) and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software to data search and entry and to create and modify word processed documents
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must be familiar with GIS software. Experience with ArcGIS would be considered an asset
  • Experience using traffic counting software and interpreting data would be an asset
  • Experience with street line design, traffic signal timing and applicable guidelines would be considered an asset

Position Description:

The Project Manager will:

  • Coordinate with various County Departments and Divisions to develop the Scope of Work for projects related to existing or proposed assets within the jurisdiction of that Division.  That may include, roads and related structures (ie., bridges), water and wastewater infrastructure, including pump stations and treatment plants, studies to define project needs; and, implementing any activities to meet the needs of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.
  • Prepare reports and recommendations to Council for approval/direction and/or bylaw endorsement.
  • Represent the operations division at various meetings and committees
  • To prepare business cases for technical and operational change, analyzing impacts, determining best options and presenting findings to the Senior Leadership Team and Council for approval.

·       Create and provide input in the development of policies, practices and procedures within the division

·       Review and respond to traffic and parking related requests and inquiries including response to members of the public, Council, Staff and other agencies.

·       Responsible for the coordination of maintenance and operation of all municipal parking lots, traffic signals and streetlighting infrastructure.

·       Conduct and document regular inspections of all municipal parking lots, streetlighting and traffic signals.

·       Review of planning and development applications such as official plan amendments, zoning bylaw amendments, committee of adjustment applications, site plan applications, and plans of subdivision from a transportation/operations perspective including review of Transportation Impact Studies.

·       Oversee and manage the School Crossing Guards contract.

  • Prepare scope and as needed, procurement documents for consultants for studies, construction, maintenance and design related to traffic, streetlighting, parking and traffic signals ,
  • Investigate and prepare summary reports of specific parking  issues brought forward by staff or stakeholders
  • Chair and actively participate in various internal and external stakeholder meetings, by identifying and sharing specific traffic, parking and transportation concerns.  The groups may include enforcement (OPP), Active Transportation groups, and those related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Determine how the input of these groups influence capital budget proposals for Council.
  • Ensure Health and Safety practices are implemented by staff undertaking field assignments
  • Manage and assign onsite inspections for capital projects to ensure conformity to standards and specification
  • Work with the  Director of Roads on technical matters regarding design, traffic data, by-laws, tendering and reports to Council
  • Responsible for the operational budget and must ensure projects are completed on time and within allocated budget
  • Plans, designs, operates, and maintains the traffic signal infrastructure, computerized traffic signal control systems (C.T.S.C.S.) and street lighting networks.
  • Basic knowledge of contracts, construction and maintenance practices, and engineering drawings as it relates to transportation and parking lot projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned