Public Engagement Lead, TransportationRequisition ID: 11200
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Main Purpose and Function
The Public Engagement Lead, Transportation role is responsible for leading complex consultation processes involving competing interests and often politically sensitive issues, maintain key stakeholder relationships, and provide strategic consultation support on major transportation projects. This position will initiate collaborative working relationships with other city departments, external government agencies, consultants, external stakeholder groups and the public to engage, consult, and inform people about transportation projects and promotional campaigns.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with a team of engineering and planning staff on major Transportation led projects
- Represent the transportation planning branch at other corporate and public events to answer questions or provide input about transportation policy, practice, and promotion
- Prepare timely responses to media and other inquiries with tact and sensitivity
- Lead high profile and sometimes contentious consultation projects
- Supervise the work of Planning Analysts as they develop consultation processes and conduct research, analysis and presentation of data for public materials
- Attend weekend and evening meetings and workshops to support consultation efforts and handle difficult issues should they arise
- Liaise with key stakeholders including other levels of government, special interest groups, citizen organizations, business interests, and other departments to provide ongoing updates
- Develop and implement strategic consultation methods that are tailored to the impacts of specific transportation projects
- Generate and/or review content for public notifications, engagement materials, project website, and social media platforms
- Assist with the implementation of the Active Transportation and Enabling Plan through development of innovative initiatives to promote transportation infrastructure and normalize sustainable transportation modes
- Oversee annual public reports on key transportation metrics
- Assist in the development and analysis of public surveys
Education and Experience:
- Post graduate degree in urban planning, communications, engineering, or public relations with consultation experience or university graduation and professional experience in a field related to urban planning
- At least 5 years of recent experience with a significant focus on consultation/issues management and stakeholder relations
- Considerable experience providing advice to senior managers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Sound judgement, discretion and diplomacy
- Promotes a team environment, works under tight timelines and ability to multitask
- Able to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
- Excellent communication and consultative skills
- Has working knowledge of City policies for transportation, environment, health, etc.
- Has considerable knowledge of and demonstrated skills in developing and implementing consultation strategies
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Application Close: May 29, 2018
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Communications
Posted: May 16, 2018, 9:50 am
Expires: May 29, 2018, 11:45 pm