Traffic Analyst

Position: Traffic Analyst (click for full posting)

Employer: City of Richmond HIll

Closing Date: November 7, 2022

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor, Traffic Safety and Operations, the Traffic Analyst will use engineering techniques to achieve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on the City’s roadways. The traffic analyst position will review and comment on development application submissions, and assess traffic safety and operational issues raised by the public.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments related to parking, traffic operations, and safety issues, applying traffic safety and operations policies and procedures, and developing recommendations for changes and/or improvements based on industry best practices, guidelines and standards
  • Collect or coordinate the collection of various types of traffic and parking data and observations related to neighbourhood traffic calming, traffic operations, traffic safety, and parking inquiries
  • Conduct, review and comment on traffic signal, all-way stop, and pedestrian crossing warrants; and traffic signal timings
  • Coordinate with consultants undertaking road safety and traffic operational studies
  • Prepare staff reports for recommendations with respect to traffic safety, traffic operations and parking issues
  • Assist in the development and delivery of the Traffic Safety and Operations Strategy (TSOS) and its related projects and programs
  • Coordinate the delivery of existing and future traffic safety and operational programs (example: school crossing guard program, radar message board program, pedestrian crossover (PXO) program, etc.)
  • Liaise with school boards, school representatives and Regional Public Health for the Active and Safe Routes to School program
  • Review and comment on development applications, including composite utility plans/signs and pavement marking plans, and construction management plans/traffic management plans to ensure compliance with City standards
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding development applications
  • Review and comment on site plan agreements and on pre-submission applications through appropriate committee meetings
  • Review, research, and comment on transportation-related policies during the development of planning documents
  • Maintain and update traffic related chapters in the Municipal Codes
  • Prepare staff reports to seek Council direction and approval for traffic safety and operational improvements and traffic by-law amendments as required
  • Liaise with residents, property owners, contractors, utilities, consultants and other government agencies regarding matters pertaining to various City policies and procedures, and municipal services and programs
  • Liaise with York Regional Police, York Region and other Municipalities regarding parking and traffic inquiries, and programs
  • Participate on various technical committees and working groups at the local and regional levels (e.g., Road Watch Committee, Road Safety Committee of Ontario, York Region Traffic Advisory Committee, etc.)
  • Update and maintain traffic and collision database
  • Assist with the management of the annual data collection program
  • Coordinate responses to requests for traffic data

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Civil or Transportation Engineering Technology, or related discipline, or Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, or related discipline
  • Certification from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) or license from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) as a Professional Engineer or an EIT designation is required
  • Membership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers is an asset
  • 3 years of experience in traffic engineering

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCad, Adobe Pro, Bluebeam Revu, AutoTurn, Synchro, SimTraffic, Traffic Engineering Software, PetraPro
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the Highway Traffic Act, Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Canadian Capacity Guide (CCG) and associated traffic safety and operations documents and software
  • Knowledge and experience in various design standards such as Ontario Traffic Manuals (OTM), Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads, Ontario Provincial Design Standard and Specifications (OPSD/OPSS), MTO Roadside Safety Manual, ITE Parking Generation Manual
  • Thorough understanding of traffic operations, traffic calming and traffic safety industry practices, traffic warrant analyses, and school safety related programs
  • Familiarity with the Provincial Municipal Act and Planning Act
  • Formal report writing skills
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire
  • Regular meetings and work outside typical business hours may be required (i.e. conducting traffic counts or surveys, attending Council or committee meetings)
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Demonstrates good judgement and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change