Transportation Planning Technician - City of Burnaby

Transportation Planning Technician

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

$6,011 – 6,264 – 6,538 – 6,815 – 7,098/month (2021 Rates)

70 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM (Nine-Day Fortnight)

Special Notes:
Normal for CUPE 23 Inside Division Collective Agreement


Last Updated:
1/20/23 9:20 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

The Transportation Planning Technician supports the planning of local and regional transportation within the City of Burnaby, including planning for improved walking, cycling, transit, and goods movement. The position also supports the analysis and review of transportation policy and program initiatives related to citywide and regional strategies. The position reports directly to the Transportation Planner and works closely with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, planners, and technical staff within the Transportation Division in the Engineering Department and across other City departments. Job responsibilities include: 1) Supporting transportation planning for the City of Burnaby to meet the needs of residents and businesses at a citywide, community, and corridor level and advances specific projects with a focus on sustainable and active transportation; 2) Conducting data analysis, modelling, and associated reporting of the transportation network; 3) Demonstrating knowledge on emerging transportation planning trends and guidelines; 4) Assisting in the preparation of Council reports and technical presentations to the public and external agencies; 5) Participating in public engagement events related to transportation projects or policies; 6) Preparing conceptual designs and related cost estimates; 7) Supporting coordination efforts within Transportation Division as well as with other City departments. Performs related work as required.

Job requirements and qualifications include: 1) Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by advanced technical courses, computer-aided design, and transportation planning courses or an equivalent combination of training and work experience (completion of university-level planning courses or degrees is preferred); 2) Sound knowledge of engineering best practices, design principles, and theories related to transportation and transit systems; 3) Working knowledge of City bylaws, transportation policies, infrastructure development processes, and policy development processes; 4) Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage multiple interacting and technically complex issues; 5) Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills; 6) Strong conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation skills; 7) Ability to consider a range of interests, including those of local residents, community groups, and other stakeholders; 8) Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; 9) Proficiency in the use of geospatial analyses software such as ArcGIS; 10) Proficiency in the use of visual design software such as Adobe Creative Suite to communicate complex planning issues and present data-driven solutions; 11) Experience in stakeholder and public engagement; 12) Experience in the planning and design of local to regional transportation and transit projects; 13) Ability to develop databases and collect, analyze and interpret statistical and narrative data; 14) A valid Class 5 driver’s licence for the Province of British Columbia.

This competition has been extended until filled. New applications are welcome!

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire.  External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Transportation Services
Posted: March 17, 2023, 7:25 pm
Expires: April 7, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $6,011.00 to $7,098.00 Month

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