• Full Time
  • Toronto
  • September 2, 2019

Website City of Toronto

Work for the City You Love

Are you an innovative Transportation Planner with experience in delivering multi-disciplinary projects while balancing community and other stakeholder interests? Can you deal confidently with elected officials, the media, the public and staff at all levels? If so, the City of Toronto has a lot to offer.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Transportation Planning, you’ll conduct a variety of transportation planning studies, review development applications, develop recommendations, and draft reports for Committees and Council. Your expertise in transportation planning will be evident as you prepare terms of reference and study designs, support and conduct transit planning studies for the City, the TTC, Metrolinx and other authorities, design, develop and maintain transportation planning information systems, data banks and computer models to monitor issues, trends and policies, and much more.

As a Transportation Planner, you’ll be relied upon to compile and analyze demographic, economic, social, cultural and physical data, and prepare reports on transportation issues affecting the City of Toronto, evaluate the implications of transportation planning initiatives of area municipalities, other jurisdictions and transportation agencies, and assist in developing amendments and new official plan policies.

There are four opportunities available: two permanent, full-time positions; and two temporary (12-month), full-time position.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Your primary responsibilities as a Transportation Planner will be varied, but you’ll be expected to:

  • Conduct transportation planning studies, including Secondary Plans, Precinct and Master Plans, Environmental Assessments, Avenue/Corridor Studies, etc., review development applications, develop recommendations, and draft reports for Committees and Council
  • Prepare terms of reference and study designs
  • Support and conduct transit planning studies for the City, the TTC, Metrolinx, and other authorities
  • Compile and analyze demographic, economic, social, cultural and physical data, and prepare reports on transportation issues affecting the City of Toronto
  • Design, conduct and/or coordinate research and analysis activities and surveys
  • Design, develop and maintain transportation planning information systems, data banks, and computer models to monitor issues, trends and policies
  • Assist in developing and recommending amendments, and new official plan policies, and preparing reports
  • Evaluate the implications of transportation planning initiatives of area municipalities, other jurisdictions and transportation agencies
  • Consult with City divisions and Commissions, area municipalities, and other government agencies to coordinate the development of transportation policies and programs, and the planning and implementation of projects, ensuring conformity with provincial, regional and/or area municipal plans
  • Monitor projects and the progress of consultants’ studies, including day-to-day coordination and liaison with consultants to assist in ensuring that studies are completed on time and within budget, and prepare status reports
  • Carry out special transportation planning assignments such as support for Expo or Olympic Bids, other special events, airport studies, etc.
    Prepare and present evidence and opinions before the Ontario Municipal Board/Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)
  • Provide information and advice in response to requests from elected officials, representatives of provincial ministries, area municipalities, other agencies, consultants, and the public, and prepare reports and correspondence
  • Provide work direction on research, analysis, surveys, and report writing assignments to Assistant Planners, and other temporary staff
  • Maintain working relationships with other divisions to ensure effective partnerships within the Corporation
  • Maintain an awareness of developments and advancements in the transportation planning field
    Assist the Senior Transportation Planner or Program Manager in representing the Corporation/Division on external committees, on task forces and at community and public forums

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Your application for the role of Planner – Transportation must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary education in planning, policy, transportation planning/engineering, management or a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience in delivering transportation planning projects, while balancing multi-disciplinary objectives, and community and other stakeholder interests.
  3. Considerable experience in assignments demanding critical judgment and analytical thinking, including such projects as transportation impact assessments, master plans, corridor and area land use studies, environmental assessments, mobility improvement studies, transit planning, street design, and policy development.
  4. Experience in quantitative and survey research methodologies, data management, and analysis of demographic, social, economic and environmental trends, including graphical representation of statistics.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of the Planning Act, the City’s Official Plan, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process, Transit Project Assessment Process, Development Review Processes, Provincial Policies and Legislation related to land use planning, transportation planning, as well as current regulations and evolving policy trends in the City.
  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
  • Excellent communications skills to present and showcase information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, GIS, Graphic Presentation, transportation modelling, etc.) and software packages relevant to supporting the Division’s core requirements.
  • Effective consulting, conflict resolution and negotiating skills when dealing with the community, developers, consultants, other City divisions, and public and private agencies.
  • The ability to prioritize and complete project assignments, working both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Accountability, innovation and adaptability skills.

Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.

Please Note Work Location Information:

  • One permanent position is located at City Hall
  • One permanent position is located at Scarborough Civic Centre
  • One temporary position (12 months) is located at City Hall
  • One temporary position (12 months) is located at North York Civic Centre

 

Wage Range: $45.47 – $49.82 per hour

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Planner – Transportation within our City Planning Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File # 2328759X, by September 2, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation:

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca, quoting job ID # 2328759X and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

To apply for this job please visit www.toronto.ca.

Planner – Transportation