Senior Transportation Planner

TransLink
New Westminster, BC
Canada
June 19, 2017
Professional Area: 
Transportation Planning
Experience: 
5-7 years

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND POLICY DIVISION

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.

This position is a key role within the Transportation Planning & Policy Division, which is accountable for developing strategic plans for the multimodal transportation system including statutory plans, system policy, area plans, transportation system guidelines and transportation forecasting and research.

Key accountabilities of this position include:

  • Contributes senior transportation planning expertise to development of program/project strategies, plans and tactics.
  • Provides senior technical guidance, sharing the benefit of an advanced level of expertise with other planning professionals, while also providing leadership to designated projects.
  • Develops advanced transportation planning, methods, techniques and models in support of designated project deliverables, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes as a member of a program team, providing a senior level of transportation planning expertise, identifying and recommending action on planning and project risks and opportunities, based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues. Alerts Manager to critical issues.
  • Collaborates with leaders and professionals across the organization, with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.
  • Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders to understand needs, keeping them informed and resolving issues. Provides senior technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees.
  • Oversees contractors and consultants, providing work direction and monitoring contract compliance.
  • Provides technical guidance to other planning professionals, including involvement in development and performance management.

The competencies for the position would typically be acquired through a Master’s degree in planning, engineering or a related discipline, and 5 years’ experience providing an advanced level of expertise and leading projects in an agency specializing in planning or transportation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

We’re hiring Planning professionals!

This is one of a number of exciting new positions within the Transportation Planning & Policy Division. We are looking for Planner professionals in the areas of

  • System Planning
  • Partner Planning
  • Policy Development
  • Transit Network Management
  • Strategy & Plan Development

For details and more Planning opportunities, please visit our website at http://www.translink.ca/careers

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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