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City of Toronto Career Opportunities: SENIOR ENGINEER (18346) in Toronto, Ontario

Career Opportunities: SENIOR ENGINEER (18346)

Requisition ID 18346 - Posted - Automated Enforcement - Engineering & Technical - Non-Union - Full-time

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Job ID: 18346

Job Category: Engineering & Technical

Division & Section: Transportation Services, Project Development & Management and Planning & Capital Program

Work Location: Union Station - 65 Front Street West (Hybrid Work Model)

Job Type & Duration: Full-Time, Permanent Vacancy

Salary: $104,340.60 - $122,595.20

Shift Information:Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open:1

Posting Period:24 -Jun-2022 to 15-Jul-2022

Transportation Services is seeking experiencedSenior Engineersto oversee the conceptual, preliminary design and implementation of safe, comfortable all ages and abilities complete streets projects across Toronto. The successful candidate(s) will work in either the Cycling & Pedestrian Projects Unit or the Capital Projects & Program Unit.

More people are walking, riding bicycles and taking transit in Toronto than ever before. In some Toronto neighbourhoods, the cycling mode share is now over 20% and streets with more people walking and cycling than motor vehicles. Demand for safe, connected bikeways, innovative pedestrian/public realm projects and enhanced surface service throughout the city is on the rise.

As a result, Transportation Services is seeking experienced Senior Engineers to oversee the conceptual, preliminary design and implementation of projects for safe, comfortable complete streets – for all ages and abilities – across Toronto. The successful candidates will work in Cycling and Pedestrian Projects Unit or the Capital Projects and Program Unit.

The Cycling and Pedestrian Projects Unitis seeking one Senior Engineer. This unit is accountable for the integrated consultation, design and delivery of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure including new sidewalks and on and off street bikeways including quick build / standalone and civil focused projects and other public realm projects.

As the Senior Engineer in the Cycling and Pedestrians Projects Unit, you will report directly to the Manager of the Cycling and Pedestrian Projects Unit. You will provide professional and technical support overseeing the creation of new City specifications and guidelines, designing and obtaining approvals for new and upgraded bikeways, sidewalks and public realm/streetscaping projects. The projects will be focused on civil reconstruction and will include a diverse portfolio of transformative City projects. You will supervise and mentor design and engineering and urban design staff.

The Capital Projects and Program Unitis seeking one Senior Engineer. This unit is responsible for the planning, prioritization and programming of projects in Transportation Services' 10 Year, $5 billion Capital Program to ensure project and program objectives and benefits are realized as intended. This Unit manages the capital budget, identifies and programs near- and long-term delivery projects, and oversees initial feasibility of capital projects including active transportation, surface transit, Vision Zero, and other types of roadway projects.

As the Senior Engineer in the Capital Projects and Program Unit, you will report directly to the Manager of the Capital Projects and Program Unit. You will provide professional and technical support overseeing planning, programming, and preliminary design for safety related Vision Zero capital projects. You will also lead the management and delivery of in-service safety reviews, road safety audits, analysis of safety data and development of safety project prioritization frameworks using an equity centered approach.

Both positions will help to shape the future of Toronto's streets with a focus on equity, safety, comfort and active/multimodal transportation and work across the Division, with external partners and the public at the forefront of design, implementation and process innovation.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Leads the planning and design of safety focused pedestrian and bikeway projects.

  • Develops new guidelines and specifications, modifies established guides, and applies existing criteria in new manners to design and delivery of roadway design projects, with an emphasis on high quality bikeway, Vision Zero safety, public realm and surface transit projects.

  • Develops, reviews and implements preliminary and detailed plans and cost estimates for new bikeways, public realm, Vision Zero safety, surface transit and other roadway projects.

  • Supervises/directs professional engineering and technical personnel and leads multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Prepares Committee and Council reports, presentations, memoranda, Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, contract plans, specifications and estimates for tenders, evaluates tendered bids and makes recommendations for award of contracts.

  • Manages assigned projects delivery contracts and consultant assignments, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning.

  • Represents the Units and Division as a technical specialist at project and organizational meetings

  • Maintains relations with councillors, public, consultants, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors and formulates sound recommendations regarding such additions or alterations during design and construction phases.

    Key Qualifications:

  • Must be a qualified Engineer as defined by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in good standing or eligible to register as a P.Eng with the PEO prior to the employment start date.

  • Considerable experience managing the planning and delivery of complex transportation engineering studies and design projects, preferably in the design and delivery of bikeways, Vision Zero safety and public realm/streetscaping projects.

  • Experience developing construction documents and cost estimates along with knowledge of horizontal and vertical roadway geometric design and/or traffic signal/systems design, construction, and operations.

  • Experience planning, supervising, and providing work direction to technical and administrative staff, contractors and consultants

    A passion for active transportation, safety related projects/initiatives and other relevant experience will also be considered

Candidates should also bring knowledge of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the Ontario Traffic Manual, and other applicable legislation, and are familiar with Ontario Statutes, municipal legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Collective Agreements and City of Toronto People, Equity & Human Rights policies. Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCADD. GIS and Abode Creative Suite, and traffic simulation software such as Aimsum, Vissim, and Paramics and traffic optimisation software such as Synchro and Vistro skills would be considered an asset.

Given the City’s diverse, multi-stakeholder environment, we are looking for Professional Engineers who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and lead by example in this regard, and can communicate effectively – verbally and in writing – at all organizational levels, including the political level, while balancing competing stakeholder interests. This is reflected in your highly developed personal, interpersonal and group skills, and ability to prepare sound technical reports.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information, visit jobs.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/CityTOjobs , on LinkedIn at Linkedin.com/company/city-of-toronto or on Facebook at Facebook.com/CityTOjobs .

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy . Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

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