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TransLink Senior Planner, Policy Development (20180338)

Full-Time Regular

Join one of the most innovative transportation agencies in the world and find more than just a job. Build a career in transportation and help keep Metro Vancouver moving!

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.
 
Reporting to the Manager, Policy Development, this position will provide senior planning and project management expertise to major regional transportation policy and strategy files and initiatives, including in areas related to: long range transportation planning, strategic transportation planning, customer experience, policy-oriented service design, transportation pricing, and funding.
 
Responsibilities

PRIMARY PURPOSE
The Senior Planner 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.
 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Qualifications

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.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
 
How to Apply
Please go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.
 
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.

Work Schedule:  37.5 hours per week.
Location: Sapperton, New Westminster
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Regular
Number of Available Positions: 1
Salary Range: $74,139 to $92,674 per annum ($37.89 to $47.36 per hour)

TransLink is committed to employment equity.                                

Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Transportation & Highways
Posted: May 29, 2018, 10:18 am
Expires: June 29, 2018, 4:30 pm