Assistant Director, Engineering - Transportation Services

Salary and benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Organization name

City of Burnaby


Reporting to the Director, Engineering, the Assistant Director, Engineering - Transportation Services performs professional, administrative and supervisory work related to transportation engineering.  An incumbent is responsible for traffic safety, traffic management, parking management, traffic signal systems, street lighting, active transportation, transit supportive infrastructure and street activities. Provides professional advice and recommendations to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.  Ensures the safe performance of the street network for all modes of transportation through planning, designing and implementation of road improvements, utilizing sound traffic management practices and current technologies. Provides leadership, direction and guidance to professionals and staff who manage the City's street light system, traffic signal control system, traffic management centre, street activities and parking management.   Represents Engineering Services at City Committees or with external private, public or government agencies. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to advance the mobility needs of the City.  Represents the department at grievance hearings, arbitrations and labour management meetings. Performs related work as required.


Qualifications include a Degree in Civil Engineering preferably augmented by specialized training in traffic engineering, qualification as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng), plus 10 years of progressively responsible engineering experience including a minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience at the management level, preferably in a municipal environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This role requires thorough knowledge of transportation engineering standards and guidelines, relevant technologies and current transportation trends and practices. The role also requires the ability to ensure the safe performance of the City's street network; direct, supervise, assign and review the work of subordinates; establish priorities and set goals and objectives; communicate effectively orally and prepare clear and concise complex technical reports; work independently and within a team environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; and represent the Division and/or City at meetings. The role also requires skill in the use of various software applications. Knowledge of modelling software is an asset. Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

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