Transportation Planning Technologist

District of North Vancouver

North Vancouver, BC

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Apply Now

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 5 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

An exciting opportunity exists with our Engineering Services department for a regular full-time Transportation Planning Technologist.  This position will be responsible for:

  • Researching background information as well as evaluating, analyzing and preparing technical materials related to all transportation modes;
  • Assisting with the development of presentations to Council and major transportation documents;
  • Developing options for transportation solutions taking into consideration traffic and safety implications;
  • Participating in long range road, bicycle and pedestrian local and regional planning projects;
  • Developing the parameters for consultants’ transportation studies including assisting in selecting consultants, setting terms of reference, and reviewing work for completeness;
  • Participating in various internal and external meetings including open houses, public hearings, information
meetings, and Council meetings;
  • Monitoring and tracking grant applications and billing for works funded by others, and monitoring account status of various operating and capital programs;
  • Explaining and interpreting applicable municipal policies, procedures, requirements, and programs to the general public, government officials, developers and other internal and external contacts; and,
  • Performing other related duties as required. 

The preferred candidate will possess: sound knowledge of transportation planning principles, procedures, standards, objectives, methods and techniques related to the work; considerable knowledge of the bylaws, policies, regulations, and practices governing the work; specialized knowledge and skills in the development and refinement of sustainable transportation plans and policies; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. 

The successful candidate has completed a diploma or degree in an appropriate discipline such as civil engineering or urban planning from a recognized post-secondary institution plus sound related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Certification or eligibility to work towards certification from a related association in the Province of British Columbia is preferred.

The pay range for this unionized position is $39.50 to $46.64 per hour (2021 rates) based on a 35-hour work week. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you.  Please apply on-line at by May 31, 2023, to be considered.

 *As part of your application, either through your cover letter, or in a separate document please answer the following questions:

  • Please describe your experience with researching, writing, interpreting, and/or implementing policies.
  • Please describe your experience with researching, analysing, and/or writing transportation reports.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Posted May 10, 2023, 11:46 AM PDT

Find your next career opportunity in planning and urban design.

Planetizen Courses logo

Planetizen Courses: Online Training in Urban Planning

Access more than 250 urban planning courses on your computer, phone, or tablet. Learn today, plan for tomorrow.

View Courses

Edmonton, Canada

Planetizen AICP Exam Prep Class logo

Planetizen AICP* Exam Prep Class

88% of students who took our class passed the exam and became AICP* certified.

View Class