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Job Title: TL Director, Mobility Pricing – FTT (2 years)
Location:400-287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7
Full/Part Time:Full-Time Temporary (2 years)
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.
Responsible for the strategic leadership and development of a consistent and comprehensive approach to mobility pricing across the transportation system and specifically on road usage charging. Provides lead staff support to the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission and manages a multi-agency project team that may include seconded staff from other agencies and consultants.
– Provides strategic leadership to the Mobility Pricing Project. Directs the development of a multi-year project including an intensive field study to formulate a Regional Mobility Pricing Strategy that provides a clear policy
direction to roll-out an integrated, consistent and comprehensive approach to mobility pricing across the transportation system, including both transit and roads. Ensures appropriate structure, governance, evaluation, analysis, engagement and decision-making for this project. Oversees the development and implementation of project-related studies, plans, and strategic initiatives, assessing and managing associated risks.
– Provides broad direction and strategy to the project and ensures compliance within reporting functions. Establishes budgetary, schedule, resourcing, customer impact and risk register targets and measures for all project areas, directing adjustments as required.
– Provides expert advice and recommendations to the senior leaders and project stakeholders as related to the Mobility Pricing project, including the executive and the board through presentations, participation on committees, and ongoing consultation.
– Develops and manages critical relationships with key stakeholders, senior industry peers, and government officials, managing expectations and overseeing action taken on the most complex and politically sensitive issues related to the project. Contributes as the leader of the Project’s senior management team, alerts the executive and board to critical project issues, and advises on critical project risk management strategies. Directs development of trusted, respectful relationships, and highly responsive interaction with internal and external stakeholders and partners for all reporting areas.
– Drives this major planning initiative involving significant scope, risk and political sensitivity, pertaining to mobility pricing. Supports the VP Transit Planning & Policy (the VP) by directing translation of endorsed key strategies into operational plans and programs for all reporting areas; also establishes targets and measures, making adjustments as necessary to keep achievement of project goals and objectives on track.
– Develops reports at regular intervals to keep the VP apprised of the status of this major initiative and to alert the VP to critical issues as they emerge. Participates with the VP in delivery of presentations at the executive level.
Manages a multi-agency stakeholder project team that may include seconded staff from other agencies; ensures that project deliverables and timelines are adhered to; project budget and resources are up-to-date and adequately allocated at all times. Reviews and provides appropriate closure to complex issues with enterprise-wide scope and highest risk and political sensitivity.
Manages, develops and coaches reporting managers, and also oversees all people management for exempt and bargaining unit staff in reporting areas.
Education & Experience:
The requirements for this job are acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, planning or a related discipline. Requires Ten (10)+ years’ experience including progressive levels of management accountability in an agency specializing in planning or transportation; with senior level experience working with large-scale transportation projects that require technical skill and political acumen.
Expert knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, methods and techniques pertaining to transportation and land use planning, including public policy, urban planning, transport economics with specialized expertise in mobility pricing considered a major asset.
Advanced business acumen with emphasis on business strategy, policy development, organization culture, change management, and innovation.
Advanced knowledge of TransLink’s vision, mission and values, long term strategy, and strategic priorities and their implications for regional planning; and of organizational structure and the implications for leading processes and change.
Expert interpersonal and communication skills to provide specialized expertise, advice, guidance and influence within the organization; and to engage in complex, high profile external processes with agencies, stakeholders, and partners.
Expert skills in critical/integrated thinking.
Expert leadership skills with ability to influence and direct critical processes across the enterprise, and externally with agencies, stakeholders and partners.
Direct experience working in a local government setting would be an asset.
Language required – Excellent English communication skills (verbal, written)
The first stages of the Mobility Pricing work were completed in mid- 2018 with the delivery of the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission findings to the Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board. This position is responsible for completing the near-term work requested by the Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board upon receipt of the findings report in May of 2018.
Benefits – Medical Services, Extended Health, Public Service Pension Plan, Employee Transit Pass, Group Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Vacation – 15 paid days per year
Number of Available Positions: 1
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
37.5 hours per week.
Rate of Pay
Salary: $145,258 – $181,573 per annum
How to Apply
Please email your resume to email@example.com or please go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Posting Date: March 28, 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
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