Reporting to the Manager, the Engineer will be responsible for project management, design and delivery coordination of various safety and local improvements projects. These include the development of short and long-term safety countermeasures under the City’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, policies and standards as needed, managing internal and external coordination, public consultations and engagement, coordination with other municipal infrastructure and delivery agents and contract management.
- Manages and undertakes engineering design, stakeholder coordination, financial controls, construction quality control and assurance, tenders and contract management and delivery of capital projects that implement Vision Zero road safety improvements and Complete Streets features.
- Develops preliminary design and functional drawings to support various Pedestrian Projects and Complete Streets initiatives and liaises with delivery groups on detailed design and delivery of municipal road design projects.
- Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality to advance the Public Realm Section initiatives in a complex municipal environment.
- Prepares and reviews drawings, engineering studies, specifications, plans and cost estimates to support planning and delivery of capital geometric safety projects (Vision Zero Road Safety Plan capital projects)
- Liaises with and resolves conflicts with internal and external stakeholders, the public, developers, consultants, stakeholders, councillors, other divisions and government agencies about projects, programs and developments.
- Gathers and refines project scope and determines financial impact of projects/proposals.
- Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
- Assists in preparation of capital and operating budget related to assigned projects.
- Secures all engineering permits and approvals required from external agencies.
- Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of technological developments, corporate policies, practices and guidelines, legislation and initiatives by other jurisdictions in the field of engineering and traffic safety.
- Provides technical advice, review and expertise and utilizes standard engineering principles and practices to assist in the operation, development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and related services.
- Conducts and leads studies, surveys, research and development for the effective resolution of engineering issues.
- Prepares engineering analysis and evaluates and recommends new systems, work procedures and technologies with the potential to improve performance of the Division.
- Plans, investigates and prepares reports and recommendations concerning simple and complex engineering problems.
- Develops creative solutions to design and implementation challenges and demonstrates problem solving by use of combination of standard procedures, modification of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments and by other jurisdictions.
- Formulates design concepts for engineering problems and sets scope and parameters of design projects.
- Undertakes the testing and implementation of design concepts to meet functional requirements.
- Prepares Committee and Council reports, presentations, Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, contract plans, specifications and estimates for tenders, evaluates tendered bids, makes recommendations for award of contracts, and prepares change directives and payment certificates.
- Informs project team staff to ensure timelines are met.
- Oversees and evaluates the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks.
- Represents the City on committees, attends meetings and provides input.
- Must be a qualified Engineer as defined by Professional Engineers Ontario.
- University degree in civil engineering (specialization in traffic / transportation engineering), or traffic / transportation engineering is preferred. A university degree in systems engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer engineering may also be considered. Education in multiple disciplines is an asset.
- Considerable design experience in complex municipal infrastructure including roads and sidewalks and streetscapes.
- Considerable experience dealing with sustainable transportation issues, innovative practices and approaches to active transportation in complex urban environments.
- Experience in applying traffic engineering concepts as they relate to all modes of transportation.
- Experience in applying Complete Streets principles and features, related to accessibility, connectivity, maintenance, placemaking, safety and sustainability.
- Experience in applying the principles of Engineering in addition to Municipal, Provincial and National standards and guidelines related to urban traffic, roads, road safety, trees, streetscapes, sewers, watermains, and retaining walls.
- Project management experience in an Engineering Environment in finding cost effective solutions to municipal road design challenges as related to urban traffic, roads, road safety, trees, streetscapes, sewers, watermains, and retaining walls.
- Strong problem solving and project coordination skills and the ability to exercise independent judgement in dealing with technical matters and initiating creative solutions.
- Experience working in a large organization and a thorough understanding of the requirements and operations of Council would be assets
- Experience using one or some of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microstation or InRoads and the application of AutoTurn in developing functional geometric designs.
- Experience using traffic modelling software such as SYNCHRO would be an asset
- Knowledge of legislation related to the job summary, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Accessibly for the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Ability to prepare, read, interpret and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all organizational levels.
- Highly developed personal, interpersonal and team skills with the ability to collaborate and work effectively with contractors, colleagues, elected officials, consultants, developers and other internal and external clients and stakeholders.
- Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of staff.
- Proficiency in the use of general computer software including Microsoft Windows XP, Excel, Word and Power Point.
- Must possess a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and excellent knowledge of the geography of the City of Toronto.