• Full Time
  • Waterloo
  • December 13, 2018

Website Region of Waterloo

Transportation Planner


If you’re a forward-looking Transportation or Civil Engineering Technologist interested in sharing your planning expertise to promote environmentally sound development, the Region of Waterloo Transportation Planning team has a temporary, full-time position of approximately 15 months for you to consider.


As a Transportation Planner, you will develop, negotiate, and recommend conditions for development applications for transportation, transit, rapid transit and/or corridor projects (e.g., access, road improvements, storm water management, road allowance widenings, noise abatement, lot grading). Conducting site inspections, performing research, and preparing reports will also be an integral part of your role.



To assume the role of Transportation Planner, you will have the following profile:

  • Knowledge of civil engineering technology, road design and construction, sewers, water main and storm water management design and construction, construction procedures and costs, drafting, transportation planning, math, reading and writing skills, and legal interpretation of survey plans, acquired through a 3-year degree/diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field, plus 3 years of experience reviewing development applications for transportation/transportation noise impacts.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) at the Technologist level.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to follow, corporate policies and procedures, highway and urban road design principles, relevant standards and legislation (e.g., Regional Official Plan, Highway Traffic Act, Highway and Transportation Improvements Act, Municipal Act, Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Development Charges Act, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Regional noise policies and guidelines).
  • Ability to complete an approved environmental noise assessment in a land use planning course.
  • Human relations, negotiation, and communication skills to negotiate with the development community; present complex technical reports to Committees and Council; respond to inquiries from developers and the public, using technical terminology (and using tact and diplomacy); gain the support, commitment, and co-operation of other Regional and area municipal staff in achieving objectives; and participate as a team member.
  • Ability to read and interpret research and technical reports, documents, policy and procedure manuals, and scientific literature.
  • Ability to write reports for Committees and Council, letters and other documents requiring complex descriptions and explanations.
  • Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office, GIS, and road traffic noise prediction software (e.g., STAMSON).
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
  • Ability to travel to locations within Waterloo Region.

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. The Region of Waterloo and the seven area municipalities have been selected as 1 of 5 ‘big city’ finalists communities in Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.

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 Transportation Planner position (competition number 2018-2154), and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018.

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.