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Traffic Engineer/Technologist

One temporary, full-time position (18 months) – Hamilton, ON

Are you a Certified Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified individual, familiar with traffic-related national and provincial manuals and municipal statutes? Can you respond effectively and knowledgeably to questions from multiple stakeholders? If so, this role with the City of Hamilton Transportation Operations & Maintenance Division is for you.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Traffic Safety, you’ll perform a variety of duties related to traffic operation and safety issues on existing roadways – from undertaking, or arranging for, traffic studies and conducting analyses, to recommending changes based on studies, investigations and observations, and developing recommendation reports for committees and departments within the City of Hamilton.

Both technically competent and an excellent communicator, you’ll address requests and complaints from the public, Councillors and their administrative assistants, contractors and lawyers, and internally from supervisors, regarding traffic operations, road congestion, intersection control, pavement markings, traffic signs, traffic calming devices and access issues. This will see you identifying the problem, analyzing and interpreting collision and other pertinent data, determining patterns and deficiencies, developing alternative solutions, and recommending the best course of action, such as changes to traffic signs, pavement markings and by-laws. As a Traffic Engineer/Technologist, you’ll also be expected to assign, co-ordinate and monitor the work of Traffic co-op students, provide direction to the Foreman/woman for traffic signs, pavement markings and traffic detours, manage the work order issuing and filing process, and more.

Your qualifications as a Traffic Engineer/Technologist include:

Proven knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of Traffic Engineering normally acquired by attaining a Traffic Engineering Technology diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in intersection control, pavement markings, traffic signing, traffic calming devices, various technical manuals and traffic safety.
Demonstrated excellent time management and communication (written and verbal) skills.
C.E.T. designation, preferred.
Experience in a computerized environment, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
Working knowledge of specialized traffic operations and planning programs such as Synchro, Simtraffic and Traffic Engineering Software (TES), an asset.
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Highway Traffic Act, Planning Act, Municipal Act, and relevant municipal statutes.
Knowledge of Ontario and National Manuals of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Ontario Traffic Manual, Traffic Association of Canada and relevant technical manuals.
A valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence and ability to provide a personal vehicle for use on the job.
This CUPE Local 5167 Inside temporary, full-time position offers a wage range of $37.666 to $42.802 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this position as a Traffic Engineer/Technologist, JOB ID #15824, and to apply online, by Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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Traffic Engineer/Technologist