Active Transportation Supervisor

Salary and benefits

Salary subject to skills, abilities and qualifications

Organization name

Town of Whitby


Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with two marinas, year round sports and recreation activites, parks, trails, beaches and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day. With a population projected to grow 200,000 people within the next 15 years, Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future

  • Reporting to and under the direction of the Manager of Transportation and Parking Services, the Active Transportation Supervisor is responsible for providing a range of professional and technical services related to active transportation. The incumbent will oversee various aspects of the implementation of the Town's Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and related programs, policy development and initiatives, including:
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Town's Active Transportation (AT) projects, programs, policies and initiatives. This work is guided by the Town's ATP and aims to meet objectives for  a complete active transportation network and increased walking, cycling and transit modal share;
  • identifying active transportation improvements and initiating follow-up actions arising out of the ATP and its updates;
  • recommending projects to be included in the annual capital budget and multi-year Infrastructure Services section in preparing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets as they relate to AT; and supports the Manager of Transportation and Parking Services in capital budget preparation, planning and coordination of projects;
  • providing technical advice to Public Works staff, other town departments and various stakeholders in analyzing pedestrian and cycling issues; contributes design expertise; reviews plans, drawings, and specifications and makes recommendations for changes;
  • managing educational/promotional/awareness programs, in partnership with the Metrolinx, Region of Durham staff, school boards and other agencies to encourage active transportation and other sustainable transportation options within and to and from the town;
  • working with Public Works staff to incorporate pedestrian and cycling facilities into Environmental Assessments (EA), and transportation capital projects, including the development of design criteria for active transportation facilities;
  • participating and providing input in the active transportation studies and projects conducted by external agencies, including the Region of Durham, Metrolinx and the provincial and federal governments;
  • working with internal staff to develop and implement policies and procedures for the operation and maintenance of active transportation facilities including signage, amenities, standards for "state of good repair";
  • preparing multi-modal and sustainable transportation reports for council, as needed; and
  • performing other duties as assigned.


  • a post-secondary diploma or degree in Civil/Transportation Engineering or suitable equivalent;
  • membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) or membership in professional association relevant to education;
  • a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in the field of Transportation, with focus on Active Transportation
  • a through knowledge and understanding of relevant standards, legislations, transportation design and operating principles, concepts, practices and methods as it related to Active Transportation in an urban context;
  • knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, and flexibility/adaptability;
  • proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, GIS software is an asset;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • strong problem solving and decision making skills;
  • strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills;
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, external agencies, and the general public;
  • excellent research skills required to guide others effectively and bring out their best;
  • ability to work outside regular business hours, as required; and
  • a valid Class "G" Driver's License, maintained in good standing, with access to a personal vehicle.

How to Apply

To be considered for this challenging opportunity, please fax, mail, e-mail or deliver your confidential application/resume to:

The Corporation of the Town of Whitby - Human Resource Services 

575 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2M8

Fax: 905.403.4340

Email: jobs@whitby.ca

Please quote Posting Reference No.: 17-M017-338

Additional comments

The selection process may include assessment methods to further determine a candidate's knowledge and skills for the position.

The Town of Whitby is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise Human Resource Services of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Town of Whitby is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for applications