BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Planner I - Travel Demand

Requisition ID: 12375

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
The Travel Demand Planner will support the implementation of the Transportation 2040 Plan policies and actions. The successful candidate will help advance the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Behaviour Change and Demand Management work plan, including research, policy development, implementation planning, program development, and stakeholder and public engagement. The position will also provide strategic transportation planning support to the Branch Manager.

The position reports directly to the Senior Transportation Planning Engineer and will work closely with multidisciplinary transportation engineers, planners and technical staff within Transportation Planning, other Engineering branches, and various other City of Vancouver departments.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supports the delivery of Transportation 2040 policies and objectives and ensures organizational alignment with other key citywide strategies including the Greenest City Action Plan, Healthy City Strategy, the Renewable City Strategy.
  • Provides Transportation 2040 policy oversight for implementing transportation and travel demand management programs and other long range strategic planning.
  • Supports the development of strategies, implementation plans and programs to support travel behaviour change for large employers, institutions, and residents city-wide.
  • Performs project assignments on any aspect of transportation planning by conducting research studies, preparing and supervising surveys, analyzing survey results, formulating recommendations and preparing reports for presentation to Committees of Council or civic boards.
  • Supports partnerships with TransLink (TravelSmart), major employers, institutions, BIAs, sustainable transportation groups and other partners.
  • Supports conversations across departments within the City of Vancouver, in relation to strategies to manage transportation demand.
  • Supports the design and delivery of broad stakeholder engagement on citywide transportation issues and trends.
  • Uses a strong knowledge and understanding of the full spectrum of transportation planning priorities, work plans, projects, and processes to advise and support the Branch Manager. This may include reviewing incoming email communication and prioritizing calendar items using this broad transportation planning knowledge and a strategic lens.
  • Advises the Branch Manager on key transportation planning issues and concerns regarding meetings, urgencies, and other strategic Branch priorities. Evaluates priority and urgency of issues/request for time and attention of Branch Manager and decides what transportation planning issues/requests can be delegated to Section Heads for appropriate action.

Education and Experience:
  • University degree in planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners and a minimum of two years’ experience as a planning professional; or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience
  • Experience in designing and facilitating public engagement processes and events
  • Experience in long-term policy planning, leading research studies and report writing
  • Experience in sustainable transportation and land use best practices, behavioural change, transportation demand management, and travel planning

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, external transportation partners and co-workers
  • Experience in public and stakeholder engagement design and delivery
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including presenting on sustainable transportation
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines and in multi-disciplinary teams

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: February 2019
Position End Date: February 2021
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-29: $44.83 to $53.01 per hour

Application Close: January 18, 2019

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.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: January 9, 2019, 3:26 pm
Expires: January 18, 2019, 11:59 pm