Program Manager

Salary and benefits

Salary range is $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience and qualifications. TAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid annual leave, a pension contribution matching program, and a 36.25-hour work week in a pleasant and inclusive office environment.

Organization name

Transportation Association of Canada


  • Manages a program of activities related to one or more TAC councils, supporting the council executive and members and facilitating the development and delivery of the work program
  • Supports the work of committees of technical experts in varied subject areas including structural and geometric design, road safety, traffic operations and control, road construction and maintenance, planning and the environment
  • Manages the delivery of pooled-fund projects by steering committees and consultants, ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of quality products
Duties and Responsibilities:

Managing councils and committees

  • Council oversight – work with council executives and members to ensure terms of reference and strategic framework are current and aligned with TAC priorities; monitor progress toward goals
  • Council meetings – develop agendas and minutes; arrange speakers and anticipate emerging issues; prepare written report and presentation to Board of Directors on council activities; offer guidance and advice on TAC practices and policies; conduct electronic ballots for approval of technical project deliverables
  • Committee meetings – arrange committee teleconferences; support the development of new technical projects
  • Spring and fall technical meetings – provide input to TAC planners on council and committee meeting requirements; attend meetings of councils, council and committee chairs, and Board of Directors
  • Communications – inform councils and committees about policies and procedures, awards, learning events, technical project funding opportunities; create council news bulletins; contribute to the maintenance of TAC website information

Managing technical projects

  • Project initiation – prepare requests for proposals and consultant contracts; work with volunteers to draft terms of reference and evaluate proposals
  • Consultant management – monitor consultant performance to meet project objectives
  • Project steering committee support – coordinate committee meetings; circulate documentation and prepare minutes
  • Financial management – manage project budgets and costs
  • Approval and publication – coordinate presentation of final project deliverables to relevant committees and councils; review final deliverables before publication; support decisions on publication format and pricing


  • Learning program – solicit and develop ideas for potential seminar and webinar topics that support council and committee areas of interest
  • Technical currency – monitor literature and emerging issues in council and committee areas of interest


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, applied science or related field
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience in the transportation sector
  • Professional accreditation in a relevant field (e.g. Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional) is an asset
  • Fluency in English required
  • Fluency in French is an asset


  • Excellent organizational, planning and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Very good written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely about technical and non-technical topics
  • Very good interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to help large groups reach consensus
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility to travel (typically one week annually for TAC’s conference, plus selected other short duration trips)

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to hr-rh@tac-atc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request during the hiring process.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

Additional comments

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Its members include all levels of governments, private businesses, academic institutions, and other associations. TAC provides a neutral, non-partisan forum for those organizations and their employees to come together to share information, build knowledge, and pool resources to address transportation issues and challenges.