Transportation Planning Engineer

Salary and benefits

City of New Westminster employees enjoy a 50% subsidy on monthly transit passes.

Organization name

City of New Westminster


Primary Duties include:

  • Developing terms of reference for comprehensive, multi-modal transportation studies and reports based on the City's guidelines.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and providing constructive comments and direction on transportation studies and reports prepared by development applicants and their consultants.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and providing constructive feedback and direciton on major development projects through a multi-modal transportation lens.
  • Preparing conceptual designs and related high level cost estimates.
  • Attending civic committee, public hearings and Council meetings as needed.
  • Participating in public engagement events related to the work.
  • Acting as a liaison and spokesperson for the Transportation Division with othe departments, outside agencies, development applicants and transportation consultants.
  • Keeping current on emerging sustainable transportation, transportation planning, transportation demand management and land development trends, best practice, guidelines and standards.
  • Preparing internal memos, committee, task force and council reports.
  • Preparing and delivering technical presentations related to the work.
  • Retaining and managing consultants.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Requirements include:

  • Eligible for registration as a professional engineer in the Province of BC.
  • University degree in civil or transportation engineering experience, with direct experience in multi-modal network planning, analysis and design, including making careful consideration of the CIty's commitment to universal accessibility.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an interest and/or training in urban planning, urban studies, or a related field
  • Sound project management skills and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of key technical manuals, standards and guidelines applicable in BC.
  • Experience with conceptual planning, analysis and design of roadway geometrics, including complete streets.
  • Strong understanding of multi-modal transportation studies or corridor reviews, and accessibility considerations and requirements, particiularly as they relate to new development and impacts on the trnasportation network.
  • Excellent report and letter writing skills, including preparation of technical documents.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communicaiton skills including experience presenting complex transportation issues. 
  • Strong analytical skills and working knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. InDesign or other graphic design program experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks of moderate to high complexity and setting/meeting competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment with little supervision.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with coworkers, stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and respectfully in writing and verbally with members of the public.
  • Ability to understand conflicts and weigh trade-offs, and arrive at a defensible recommendation while exercising sound judgment and discretion.
  • Strong ability to exercise sound judgment in interpreting policies, requirements and standards, and to make sound decisions on a variety of professional and technical engineering problems and matters.


How to Apply

To apply please send your resume quoting competition #20-28 by March 3, 2020 to :

Human Resources Department
City of New Westminster
511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster BC
V3L 1H9 

Fax: 604 527 4619

Email: hr@newwestcity.ca

Deadline for applications