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Website Toronto Transit Commission

Requisition ID: 3637 
Number of Vacancies: 1.00 
Department: Project Development and Planning (20000712) – Project Development and Planning (30000013) 
Salary Information:  $83,246.80  –  $104,067.60
Pay Scale Group:  09SA (CAN/S/J/09SA)
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:  35 
Posted On:  May 31, 2021
Last Day to Apply:  June 7, 2021
Reports to: Director, Transportation Engineering 

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

General Accountability

Manages transportation engineering projects and assignments by researching, planning and implementing operational improvements to the transportation network that benefit the public transit system in the City of Toronto. Undertakes a variety of research, analysis and implementation assignments to support the Operations Planning Section activities.

Key Job Functions

·         Investigate and resolve operational problems on surface routes by applying knowledge of traffic signal systems and traffic engineering principles related to traffic flow, road design/geometry, traffic gaps and queuing theories for safe bus operation, etc.

·         Represent the department and the TTC as  technical specialist  on complex internal and external studies, design/application specifics and transit priority applications.

·         Keep abreast of technological advances in Transportation Engineering.

·         As a technical specialist with respect to transit priority applications, advise City Transportation Services staff as to the optimum design/application.

·         Conduct and/or review transit/traffic impact analyses associated with new developments and make conclusions/recommendations.

·         Analyze intersections being considered for transit priority and project the level of benefit that would result.

·         Liaise with internal staff and with a variety of external departments and agencies (e.g. City Transportation Services, Waterfront Toronto and Metrolinx) regarding transportation engineering issues affecting the TTC.

·         Monitor traffic enforcement, and other traffic related matters which impact TTC services.

·         Prepare various reports, memos and letters associated with the work. Attend public meetings and make presentations as required.

·         Review computer simulation of complex intersections with a view to determine the best signal operation/geometric design for transit vehicles.

·         Identify general priority measures for transit in the City of Toronto (e.g. bus lanes).

·         Set up, and analyze, the results of Speed and Delay studies to identify problem locations and recommend possible courses of action.

·         Promote a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination.

·         Provide leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.

·         Participate in the TTC’s Customer Service Ambassador Program.


·         Apply analytical skills

·         Perform relevant mathematical calculations and statistical analyses

·         Gather information and conduct research

·         Use office technology, software and applications

·         Provide specialized consultation

Education and Experience

·         University degree in Civil Engineering, or the equivalent, combined with several years of directly related experience

·         Must be registered (or eligible to be registered within 2 years*) as a licenced Professional Engineer in Ontario. (Candidates not licenced as a Professional Engineer will be considered, however salary will be commensurate with experience and candidate will be hired as a Transportation Engineer in Training until a P.Eng. licence is acquired).

·         Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.   

Additional Requirements

·         Sound knowledge of civil engineering principles, methods and practices, specifically in Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning

·         Excellent analytical skills; and knowledge of research methods and techniques

·         Sound judgement; and well developed technical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and report writing skills

·         Proficient in the use of a PC and computer applications and systems related to the work, including HCS and/or Synchro intersection analyses software

·         Experience with Macro, Meso and Microsimulation software would be an asset.   

To find out more about the TTC and to apply online, by June 7, 2021, please visit www.ttc.ca/jobs, click on “current employment opportunities” and enter Requisition ID 3637 in the search field.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources – Employment Services at 416-393-4570.

The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee

Transportation Engineer