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Career Opportunity

Senior Transportation Planner

(Replacement Term)

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The Senior Transportation Planner is responsible for developing strategies and action plans to accommodate current and future Port transportation needs and to be involved in influencing regional transportation decisions in the Gateway.  This includes determining the Port’s long-term transportation requirements; undertaking transportation studies; and assessing the impact of external transportation plans, policies, or programs on the Port and the Greater Vancouver Gateway.

This role will:

  • Undertake transportation planning projects and studies that focus on improving road and rail access to the Port, including studies to assess transportation service needs, infrastructure requirements and expansion opportunities 
  • Provide analytical support for planning and engineering projects, identifying design and operational issues and providing recommendations to management 
  • Provide strategic technical advice and guidance to staff, Port stakeholders, tenants/proponents, and outside agencies on transportation planning issues and concerns affecting the Port and the Gateway, including terminal infrastructure and development, and project permit applications 
  • Develop, review, and maintain current Project & Environmental Review (PER) transportation review guidelines. Lead and complete the transportation review of Project Permit Applications, including the review of transportation engineering designs and construction traffic management plans
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to complete Port Area-wide Transportation Plans or to implement transportation improvements. Develop budget forecasts for infrastructure projects
  • Monitor external transportation policies, plans, and programs that impact the Port and the Gateway 
  • Provide VFPA representation, and chairs meetings as required, related to Port or external transportation planning initiatives (external contacts including senior staff from local municipalities, Metro Vancouver, TransLink, Ministry of Transportation, BC Transportation Financing Authorities and Transport Canada) to provide a bridging function between VFPA and these agencies. Develop creative solutions and, where appropriate, resolve competing priorities to ensure VFPA interests are met
  • Initiate traffic engineering reviews and road safety audits to address traffic safety concerns from VFPA tenants, stakeholders and the public
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of programs related to traffic management systems, best practices and other similar programs, both internally and to partnered external programs

The successful candidate will possess advanced skills in Excel, and be familiar with MS Project and CAD. Must have a university degree related to transportation planning or traffic engineering along with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in transportation planning or traffic engineering, including at least 2 years roadway design. Must also have experience with traffic simulation modelling and Intelligent Transportation Systems for Commercial Vehicle Operations. Experience working in the commercial vehicle and railway sectors is preferred, along with a working knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering modeling platforms would be an asset.

This position is ideal for an individual with strong organizational skills as flexibility to perform multiple tasks are required. A high degree of initiative, interpersonal skills and good judgment are required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to translate complex technical concepts into easily understood reports and presentations. Communicates tactfully and positively and able to forge relationships and influence and advocate PMV interests with stakeholders including regional partner agencies and senior representatives from business and government. Takes initiative in identifying and resolving issues by developing solutions and recommendations in advance of seeking direction. Must be a team player who exhibits a strong orientation towards customer service. Expected to exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision.  Facilitation and conflict resolution skills will be a strong asset.

Normal office conditions with regular field inspections of VFPA properties including heavy vehicle traffic locations.  After-hours participation in public meetings/consultation, workshops and other meetings as required.

If we have accurately captured your profile above, please apply on-line by visiting
(Please note this posting will remain open until filled.)

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our community.

Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Transportation Services
Posted: July 10, 2019, 12:06 pm
Expires: September 10, 2019, 4:30 pm