The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.
Provides senior transportation planning expertise and leadership to projects of medium/higher scope in support of a designated program related to transportation policy, forecasting, or infrastructure / service development in an integrated, multi-modal environment.
– Contributes senior transportation planning expertise to development of program/project strategies, plans and tactics.
– Provides senior technical guidance, sharing the benefit of an advanced level of expertise with other planning professionals, while also providing leadership to designated projects.
– Develops advanced transportation planning, methods, techniques and models in support of designated project deliverables, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures.
– Contributes as a member of a program team, providing a senior level of transportation planning expertise, identifying and recommending action on planning and project risks and opportunities, based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues. Alerts Manager to critical issues.
– Collaborates with leaders and professionals across the organization, with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.
– Carries out research on best practice and trends related to accessibility, and makes related recommendations.
– Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders to understand needs, keeping them informed and resolving issues. Provides senior technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees.
– Oversees contractors and consultants, providing work direction and monitoring contract compliance.
– Provides technical guidance to other planning professionals, including involvement in development and performance management.
Education and Experience:
The competencies for this position are acquired through a Master’s degree in Planning, Engineering or a related discipline, plus four (4) years’ experience providing an advanced level of expertise and leading projects in an agency specializing in planning or transportation,
– Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning
– Sound knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations.
– Sound Leadership skills to provide a senior level of technical guidance and expertise to other transportation planning professionals and to lead projects.
– Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to identify and assess impact of transportation planning and project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment.
– Strong oral and written communication skills to develop and deliver reports and presentations.
– Strong Interpersonal skills to build trust by consulting with others and applying a team approach and negotiation skills as they pertain to contracts.
– Sound decision making skills to make recommendations/resolve transportation planning and project-related issues, and conflict resolution skills to mitigate and minimize project risks and issues.
This position is in the Access Transit Planning (ATP) team, within the Transportation Planning & Policy Division. ATP is responsible for plans and policies that guide accessibility improvements to TransLink’s services. This includes the conventional bus and SkyTrain service, as well as HandyDART. TransLink is a leader in accessible transit and it is an exciting time to work with the ATP team. We’ve recently rolled out the Universal Fare Gate Access Program for customers not physically able to tap and completed the Custom Transit Service Delivery Review, which lays out a number of critical recommendations that will improve the quality and availability of HandyDART service.
If you enjoy developing plans, policies, and initiatives, working with a diverse group of stakeholders, and possess an understanding of accessibility principles, concepts and best practices – this role would be a good fit for you. Candidates with lived experience with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Please indicate this experience in your cover letter.
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
37.5 hours per week.
Rate of Pay
Salary: $74,733 – $ 93,416 per annum ($38.19 – $47.74 per hour)
- Compensation $74,733 - $ 93,416 per annum ($38.19 - $47.74 per hour)