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Senior Engineer (Transportation)
Reporting to the Manager of the Transit Projects Unit, the Senior Engineer will have responsibility for the development and implementation of practices, policies and guidelines as they relate to Transportation Services support and development of major transit infrastructure programs, such as Light Rail Transit, Smarttrack and Regional Express Rail projects. The Senior Engineer will provide technical expertise and engineering input on the planning, design, construction and operation of transit infrastructure projects. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assists the Manager in the day-to-day management of Transportation Services’ involvement in and support of transit infrastructure projects throughout the City of Toronto, including budget preparation and monitoring of the Unit, and development and tracking of key performance indicators and project submittal deadlines
- Evaluates and reports on traffic engineering designs and analyses, such as traffic signal and transit priority designs and operations; intersection, roadway and LRT guideway design; pedestrian, cycle and street scape facilities; area-wide or site specific signage; construction work zone and traffic management designs
- Reviews and provides formal comments on all aspects of detailed construction traffic management plans as they relate to the immediate work zone as well as the broader area-wide impacts and traffic management, including neighbourhood traffic management and parking
- Reviews and provides formal comments on site plans
- Researches by-laws and writes reports to City Council and Community Councils
- Reviews and writes technical critiques on consultant reports, designs, specifications, briefing papers and technical memos, prepared by Metrolinx or the project contractors or consultants, or staff
- Assesses and reports on project cost estimates submitted by internal and external stakeholders
- Liaises with and coordinates input from other sections, divisions and stakeholders in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of transportation infrastructure projects
- Prepares and delivers papers, reports, manuals, presentations, speeches, and training materials and represents the Transportation Division at meetings with Community Councils, standing committees, elected officials, other sections, divisions and agencies, community and special interest groups, the media, citizens and consultants
- Represents the Transit Projects Unit in a wide range of meetings, from regularly scheduled internal and Metrolinx coordination meetings to ad hoc technical meetings (including site meetings) and stakeholder or community meetings
- Provides direction to project team staff and makes recommendations and approvals to City staff regarding any aspect of the Transit Projects Unit responsibilities
- Works closely with colleagues in the division’s Traffic Management Centre on aspects of Intelligent Traffic Systems such as Transit Signal Priority, interface between the city’s traffic management systems and the LRT systems, and deployment and operation of closed circuit video monitoring
- Responds to inquiries from the public, City Councillors or their staff, interest groups, media and government agencies and City staff
- Establishes, maintains and fosters linkages to other divisions and units throughout the City (such as the TTC) and colleagues in other municipal, provincial and federal governments (where and as appropriate) to ensure effective partnerships
- Prepares terms of reference for consultant and/or contractor assignments, as required
- Manages the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeliness, cost and completion of required tasks, as required
- Manages assigned projects, coordinates input from a variety of City staff ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning
- Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in relevant fields to retain technical competency and to provide state-of-the-art advice, including developing leading edge initiatives and workable solutions to the resolution of transit infrastructure issues, such as the use of new technologies, benchmarking initiatives, and the City’s economic, environmental and social responsibilities
- Mentors and trains unionized and non-unionized staff
- Ensures work is undertaken in a manner that complies with and supports City compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), other relevant codes and regulations and City policies
- Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
- University degree in transportation or civil engineering. (For civil, specialization in transportation or traffic engineering, or in a professional transportation-related experience.
- Extensive experience with transportation engineering, planning and operations, transit infrastructure design and construction, and project management.
- Extensive experience in delivering complex transportation engineering assignments with minimal direction, while balancing stakeholder interests.
- Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.
- Excellent knowledge of standard traffic engineering software, including CAD design, SYNCHRO, etc.
- Knowledge of relevant standards, acts, by-laws, and regulations including Occupational Health and Safety Act, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Ontario Traffic Manual, ITE Manual, TAC Roadway Design Guidelines.
- Knowledge of corporate core competencies, including customer service, communications, team work, initiative / self-management, accountability, and flexibility / adaptability will be required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate both orally and in writing to all levels of the organization, with elected officials, the media and the public, is required.
- Ability to successfully participate in and provide positive contributions as a member of a multidisciplinary work team.
- Ability to effectively represent the Division, maintain relations and work with community and special interest groups, the general public, elected officials, internal and external clients and consultants.
- Ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant legal agreements and legislative requirements, such as Metrolinx project agreements, the City of Toronto Act, and the Toronto Building Code.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.
- Ability to assimilate and apply relevant City of Toronto policies, standards and guidelines as they relate to street design, traffic signal design and operations, and construction traffic management is a core requirement.
- There must be a willingness and availability to work outside of regular business hours, when required.
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