Transportation Engineer

Position: Transportation Engineer (click for full posting)

Employer: Town of Whitby
Closing Date: October 2, 2022

The successful candidate will have a positive impact on our corporate culture by demonstrating the Town’s CARE core values (Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged) through daily interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts and elected officials.
By effectively building positive rapport and relationships both internally and externally, the successful candidate will help us achieve our mission that together we deliver services that make a difference in our community.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Transportation Services, the Transportation Engineer, will manage all facets of operations, planning and implementation within the Municipality, as it relates to transportation mobility. This includes, but is not limited to:
• recommending multi-modal transportation systems (active transportation and roads), improvements and projects, based on economic, population, land-use or traffic projections;
• reviewing traffic flows using mathematical techniques and computer applications;
• interpreting data from traffic modeling software, GIS and associated databases;
• managing the Town’s day-to-day parking needs and planning for future needs;
• coordinating, managing and overseeing consultants, contractors, public, staff and all other stakeholders as it relates to transportation planning and construction projects;
• preparing technical documents such as Terms of Reference and Requests for Proposals for technical studies, traffic count program, preliminary design and detailed design;
• reviewing and providing comments and technical leadership and guidance for all transportation engineering reviews and approvals related to development applications;
• assisting in the development annual operating and capital budget;
• preparing tender packages, evaluation of bids, and recommendation of awards for transportation construction projects;
• supporting and providing technical expertise to Engineering Services staff as it relates to all transportation matters;
• responding to public inquiries in regard to transportation initiatives/requests as required;
• participating in public meetings to explain transportation proposals, gather feedback from those affected by projects and gain approval on project designs;
• providing input into developing a strategic plan to support a strong future vision for all road users; and,
• assisting with other miscellaneous projects/assignments as required.


Who You Are
An ideal candidate for the Transportation Engineer position is an enthusiastic, innovative, and visionary employee that understands what it takes to build a vibrant community. As an ideal candidate, you thrive in a fast-paced environment, and will use your extensive knowledge and experience in the field to navigate through complex challenges, assess risks, recommend innovative and/or cost-effective solutions and meet conflicting deadlines. While you enjoy being a collaborative team member, you can successfully meet goals and deadlines with minimal supervision required. You are someone that establishes and maintains positive relationships with diverse groups of people including but not limited to staff, consultants, members of Council and the general public. When making decisions or providing leadership or guidance, you exercise discretion, sound judgement and diplomacy, while recognizing opportunity for suitable compromise. You are able to align and integrate multi-faceted plans that enable you to collaboratively achieve goals.
Finally, to you, being at work is a mindset and not a location. You can switch seamlessly across modes of work and cultural norms of working in different environments. You know you best, including the tasks you do better when working virtually versus on-site. You believe that the cornerstone of successful working relationships is trust and understand how this positively impacts productivity and performance. You have a high degree of accountability, readily adapt to disruption, like to learn to skills, and explore new ways to connect and collaborate in the digital world.
What You Bring To Our Team
As the successful applicant, you must possess:
• post-secondary degree in Engineering or Science;
• designation as a P.Eng. in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario;
• minimum five (5) years of related work experience; with progressively more responsibility in transportation engineering, including operations, design and construction of transportation infrastructure;
• demonstrated understanding of Town of Whitby and Region of Durham Engineering Standards, Town/Regional Official Plan, MTO Standards, Transportation Association of Canada Design and Ontario Traffic Manual;
• thorough comprehension of principles and processes related to transportation facility design such as roads, sidewalks, multi-use paths, cycling and parking;
• demonstrated ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings, plans and legal agreements.
• thorough technical and analytical knowledge and understanding of theories, principles and practices related to all aspects of Municipal, Regional facilities and Provincial multi-modal transportation facilities including operations, safety, design and construction.
• in-depth experience formulating design concepts, setting scope and design parameters, preparing tender packages and seeing projects through to completion; and,
• intermediate level computer knowledge and skills in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel).
What We Offer You
• Salary: $101,210 – $119,070 per annum (under review)
• A comprehensive benefits and pension program to ensure your total compensation package addresses both your work and life needs
• A hybrid work environment and/or flexible work arrangements, where employees are empowered to do their best work from various ways or locations as appropriate for the position. Further details on these programs will be discussed through the selection process.
• An organization that prioritizes work culture, and is committed to ensuring the employee experience is positive and fulfilling