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Traffic Technologist

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

$6,471 – 6,742 – 7,037 – 7,335 – 7,640/month

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:
10/20/23 3:14 PM

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!

This is administrative and technical engineering work at the sub-professional level in traffic engineering and transportation planning. An incumbent conducts traffic operations analysis for traffic control systems at intersections and corridors; performs technical calculations as related to transportation infrastructure; recommends and prepares design specifications and layouts for traffic control systems, road markings and traffic control signs. Coordinates capital projects related to traffic operations and asset maintenance; prepares request for proposals, quotes and cost estimates; participates in the review and selection of consultants and contractors; prepares project schedules and work orders; monitors work progress; and inspects work upon completion. Other responsibilities of this position include preparing traffic signal timing plans for multiple signals within a coordinated network and central traffic signal management system; plans and conducts traffic studies encompassing traffic movement and control, safety and parking; conducts on-site inspections of traffic control devices to ensure conformance to municipal standards. Reviews, negotiates and approves traffic management plans with contractors and receives, investigates, resolves or makes recommendations regarding traffic action requests and complaints from the public. A Traffic Technologist provides guidance and assistance to technical subordinates engaged in technical field and preliminary design work; assists a supervisor in the administration and coordination of section operations including liaison with other departments, municipalities, the provincial government and external agencies for collaboration on joint initiatives. Prepares and maintains correspondence, records and statistical information as related to the work. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include graduation from an institute of technology in an appropriate discipline, plus considerable related municipal traffic engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, techniques and equipment used in traffic engineering operations in addition to the applicable rules, regulations, policies and bylaws. Sound knowledge of engineering mathematics, street lighting design, transportation planning and traffic management principles and practices. An incumbent will have the ability to conduct traffic operations analysis; recommend and prepare design layouts, plans and specifications for traffic control systems, and to coordinate related capital works projects. Investigate traffic action requests and complaints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts, and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. A Traffic Technologist will have the ability to plan, direct and inspect the work of operations staff and external contractors, to work under minimal supervision and to act on behalf of supervisor during absences as required and have skill in the use and care of instruments and equipment used in the work. Certification or eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist and a Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia are required.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until the position is filled. New applications are welcome!

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

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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