Website Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

Summary

This position is an excellent opportunity for a young professional to broaden their knowledge of Canada’s transportation sector, help shape the industry’s future, and build an extensive network of contacts. The successful candidate will:

• Manage activities of one or more TAC councils, supporting and facilitating work program development and delivery
• Support the work of committees of technical experts in areas such as geometric design, road safety, traffic operations, asset management, road maintenance, planning and the environment
• Manage the delivery of pooled-fund projects by steering committees and consultants, ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of quality products

Duties and Responsibilities

Councils and committees
• Council oversight – Work with council executives and members to ensure strategic alignment with TAC priorities; monitor progress toward goals; prepare reports to Board of Directors on council activities; conduct electronic ballots for approval of technical project deliverables
• Council and committee meetings – Develop agendas and minutes; arrange speakers and anticipate emerging issues; support the development of new technical projects
• Spring and fall technical meetings – Provide input on council and committee requirements; attend meetings of councils, council and committee chairs, and Board of Directors
• Communications – Inform volunteers about policies and procedures, awards, learning events, technical project funding opportunities; create council news bulletins; contribute to the maintenance of TAC’s website

Technical projects
• Initiation – Prepare requests for proposals and consultant contracts; work with volunteers to draft terms of reference and evaluate proposals
• Management – Monitor consultant performance to meet project objectives; manage project budgets and costs
• Project steering committee support – Coordinate, plan and document committee meetings
• Approval and publication – Coordinate presentation of final deliverables to committees and councils; review final deliverables before publication; support decisions on publication format and pricing

Other
• Solicit and develop ideas for potential seminar and webinar topics in council and committee areas of interest
• Monitor literature and emerging issues in council and committee areas of interest

Qualifications

• Undergraduate degree in engineering, applied science or related field
• Three to five years of relevant work experience in the transportation sector
• Professional accreditation in a relevant field is an asset

Skills

• Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is an asset
• Excellent organizational, planning and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
• Able to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines
• Very good written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely about technical and non-technical topics
• Very good interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to help large groups reach consensus
• Thorough knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Flexibility to travel (typically one week annually for TAC’s conference, and selected other short trips)

Salary and Benefits

• Salary range is $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
• TAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid annual leave, a pension contribution matching program, and a 36.25-hour work week in a pleasant and inclusive office environment.

How to Apply

• Email a cover letter and résumé to hr-rh@tac-atc.ca.
• We thank all applicants, and will contact only those selected for an interview.
• TAC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request during the hiring process, and applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

About TAC

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Its members include all levels of governments, private businesses, academic institutions, and other associations. TAC provides a neutral, non-partisan forum for those organizations and their employees to come together to share information, build knowledge, and pool resources to address transportation issues and challenges.

To apply for this job email your details to hr-rh@tac-atc.ca

Program Manager