• Full Time
  • Kitchener
  • April 25, 2019

Website Region of Waterloo

Engineering Technologist (Traffic)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced transportation engineering technologist to play a key role in improving and maintaining the Region of Waterloo’s traffic control infrastructure.

As a Traffic Engineering Technologist, you’ll draw on your highway and urban road design expertise to plan, design and inspect the installation of traffic control infrastructure, while providing technical guidance and expertise to contractors, consultants, project engineers, and other Regional staff. You’ll be expected to produce detailed design criteria and identify geometric requirements for capital projects on the road network, develop and administer the collision and volume database, and make recommendations to address road safety and capacity issues.

In this role, you may be required to alter hours to accommodate evening work and may be requested to work weekend hours.


To assume the role of Engineering Technologist (Traffic), you will have the following profile:

Knowledge of transportation engineering technology, construction procedures and costs, road design, inspection, surveying, drafting, transportation planning, mathematics, reading and writing skills, and skill interpreting statistical data, acquired through a 3-year community college Diploma in Transportation Engineering or a related field, plus 3 years of related experience.
Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) in Transportation Engineering or equivalent.
Knowledge of highway and urban road design principles, relevant Provincial standards, administrative policies and procedures, and relevant regulations and legislation (e.g., Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Traffic Manuals, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications and Standard Drawing Manuals, Ministry of Transportation Design and Corridor Control Manuals).
Organizational and problem-solving skills to make independent decisions, prioritize work, and coordinate projects and programs.
Human relations and communication skills to resolve issues and respond tactfully to the public; provide technical guidance to contractors, consultants, and staff; coordinate transportation management activities; discuss specifications with contractors, and utility and communication companies; conduct presentations to staff on engineering and construction issues; and participate as an effective team member.
Ability to read and interpret legislation, technical journals, manuals, work orders, design drawings, by-laws, correspondence, reports, and supplier information.
Ability to write and present memos, reports, technical specifications, and letters regarding engineering approvals, operations and concerns to committees, the public and other municipalities.
Ability to prepare, develop, and write Engineering Committee reports and draft policy statements.
Ability to alter hours to accommodate evening work, as required, and to work weekend hours, as requested.
Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office, Acrobat Reader, and GIS.
Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
Where people matter and ideas grow

Serving a diverse population of over 560,000, the Region of Waterloo is a growing community where people matter and ideas grow. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire – residents, businesses and staff alike. This means delivering quality services while creating a positive, inclusive workplace where our employees are valued and respected for their talents and contributions to our success.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca, for a detailed description of this Traffic Engineering Technologist position (competition number 2019-1373), and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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

Engineering Technologist (Traffic)