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TL Manager, Policy Development

New Westminster, BC
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
Experience Level: 
Salary: $97,190 - $121,488 per annum


Transportation Planning and Policy


Strategic Planning & Policy


Manages a program area covering multiple services and related projects related to transportation policy, forecasting,

infrastructure / service development or engineering in an integrated, multi-modal environment.

Key Accountabilities;

Develops program strategies, plans and tactics, ensuring alignment to department goals, and providing direction for projects.

Also develops and manages the program budget.

Manages service delivery for program or department and oversees complex projects with enterprise-wide scope and highest risk and political sensitivity.

Ensures appropriate structure, evaluation, engagement and decision-making for diverse projects and initiatives.

Develops program-specific standards, policies, and procedures, ensuring alignment to the broader department framework.

Implements targets and measures for the designated program, reporting out on progress and making adjustments as necessary.

Contributes as a member of the department management team, identifying and taking action on program-related risks and opportunities, alerting manager to critical issues.

Collaborates with leaders across the enterprise, with a view to continuously developing the program and successfully integrating with other areas of the enterprise, troubleshooting and resolving problems as required.

Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders, industry peers, and government officials, acting as a senior advisor or chairing committees, managing issues in public forums, sharing information, and assessing trends.

Provides the full scope of management to program staff, including selection, development, performance management and other people practices.

Manages relationships with contractors and consultants, providing work direction and overseeing contract compliance.


Education and Experience:

The competencies for the position would typically be acquired through a Master’s degree in planning, engineering or a related discipline, and at least 5 years’ experience including management accountability in an agency specializing in planning or transportation.

Other Requirements:

Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning including public policy, urban planning, transport economics.

Sound knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations.

Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.

Advanced communication skills to write and deliver persuasive reports and presentations.

Solid interpersonal and relationship management skills, including negotiation skills as they pertain to contracts, multi-party agreements, and conflict resolution.

Solid decision-making skills.

Solid leadership and people management skills.

Other Information;

Recruitment Process:

An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process.

A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.


37.5 hours per week.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For a confidential  inquiry, simply email us at [email protected].

The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.

Published on:
September 5, 2019 - 10:18am
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