Transportation Planning Engineer - City of New Westminster

City of New Westminster

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Transportation Planning Engineer


Regular Full-Time



37.5 hours per week

$111,530 to $122,977 annually plus benefits

The City of New Westminster has an exciting leadership opportunity to advance the City’s sustainable transportation goals. The focus of the position is development policy and development application review, in support of the City’s multi-modal transportation goals.

Key Functions
The Transportation Planning Engineer will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, planners and other technical staff. This position is instrumental in conducting technical review, analysis and conceptual design as it relates to land use changes, master planning, rezoning review, servicing requirements, design review, and zoning and other development policy. The position will also support the policy, planning, analysis and design of local and regional sustainable transportation improvements within the City, including improvements for walking, transit and cycling.

Primary duties will include:

  • Developing terms of reference for comprehensive, multi-modal transportation studies and reports based on the City’s guidelines.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and providing constructive comments and direction on transportation studies and reports prepared by development applicants and their consultants.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and providing constructive feedback and direction on major development projects through a multi-modal transportation lens.
  • Preparing conceptual designs and related high level cost estimates.
  • Representing Transportation at civic committee, public hearings and Council meetings.
  • Participating in public engagement events related to the work.
  • Acting as a liaison and spokesperson for the Transportation Division with other departments, outside agencies, development applicants and transportation consultants.
  • Keeping current on emerging sustainable transportation, transportation planning, transportation demand management, planning policy, and land development policies, best practice, guidelines and standards.
  • Preparing internal memos, committee, task force and council reports.
  • Preparing and delivering technical presentations related to the work.
  • Retaining and managing consultants.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Eligible for registration as a professional engineer in the Province of BC.
  • University degree in civil or transportation engineering, plus sound related professional experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional transportation engineering experience, with direct experience in development planning, multi-modal transportation network planning, analysis and design, including making careful consideration of the City’s commitment to universal accessibility.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an interest and/or training in urban planning, urban studies, or a related field.
  • Sound project management skills and demonstrated experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of key technical manuals, standards and guidelines applicable in BC.
  • Strong understanding of development planning policy and practice.
  • Experience with conceptual planning, analysis and design of roadway geometrics, including AAA cycling and complete streets.
  • Strong understanding of multi-modal transportation studies or corridor reviews, and accessibility considerations and requirements, particularly as they relate to new development and impacts on the transportation network.
  • Excellent report and letter writing skills, including preparation of technical documents.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution, and communication skills including experience representing complex transportation issues.
  • Strong analytical skills and working knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. InDesign or other graphic design program experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks of moderate to high complexity and setting/meeting competing deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work well in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment with little supervision.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Proven ability to communicate tactfully and respectfully in writing and verbally with members of the public, developers, and colleagues.
  • Strong ability to understand conflict and weigh trade-offs, and arrive at a defensible recommendation while exercising sound judgment and discretion.
  • Strong ability to exercise sound judgment in interpreting policies, requirements and standards, and to make sound decisions on a variety of professional and technical engineering problems and matters.

*City of New Westminster employees enjoy a 50% subsidy on monthly transit passes

To apply, please send your resume quoting competition #21-03, by February 5, 2021 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527-4619 or e-mail to

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada

Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development, Engineering, Transportation Services
Posted: January 4, 2021, 4:15 pm
Expires: February 5, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $111530.00 Year

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