The City of Markham is proud to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Employers, and ranked in the top three for Government Services by Forbes and Statista Inc! The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader that stands out from other Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 353,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.
Applications are now being accepted for the Senior Project Engineer – Transportation position in the Engineering Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at www.markham.ca/careers by October 2, 2023.
Join us and make a lasting difference!
The Project Engineer will manage and coordinate the development of strategic, City-wide and secondary plan transportation, traffic engineering and active transportation projects and initiatives, including transportation EAs and secondary plan transportation studies. The Project Engineer will work closely with other departments to ensure that these plans are aligned with the overall goals and objectives of the City.
The Project Engineer will also prepare 5 and 10-year roads and active transportation capital plans that include identifying project priorities, funding requirements, stakeholder consultations and process for obtaining senior management and Council approvals in conjunction with other departments.
The Project Engineer will ensure compliance with all applicable City standards and design criteria for roadway, intersection and active transportation designs, coordinate with parties associated with infrastructure and development planning, including developers, consultants, planners, lawyers, architects, and other City departments and public agencies, and conduct technical investigations, analyses, surveys and research to resolve complex transportation problems and identify solutions.
A skilled communicator, you will also prepare reports, briefing notes, and presentations, respond to queries, and represent the City at meetings with the public and stakeholders, City Council and at the Ontario Land Tribunal, court proceedings and other tribunals
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and coordinate the development of strategic, City-wide and secondary plan transportation, traffic engineering and active transportation projects and initiatives, including roads and active transportation EA studies and secondary plan transportation studies.
Prepare 5 and 10-year capital plans related to roads and active transportation network improvements, including identifying project priorities, funding requirements, stakeholder consultations and process for obtaining senior management and Council approvals in conjunction with other departments.
Undertake all tasks related to the procurement of consultant and contractor services including Terms of Reference/Scope of Work preparations, project budget and schedule estimates and requests, proposal evaluations, project management tasks including processing invoice for payment, providing progress updates, etc.
Represent the City at technical committees and provide input to strategic transportation studies and initiatives undertaken by external agencies including by adjacent municipalities, regional and provincial government agencies.
Coordinate and consult with parties associated with infrastructure and development planning, including developers, consultants, planners, lawyers, architects, and other City departments and public agencies, and conduct technical investigations, analyses, surveys and research to resolve complex transportation problems and identify solutions.
Prepare reports, memoranda, briefing notes, and presentations, respond to queries, and represent the City at meetings with the public and stakeholders, City Council and at the Ontario Land Tribunal, court proceedings and other tribunals.
Other duties as assigned.
The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Designation as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed in the Province of Ontario, in good standing, with a degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a recognized university.
PMP designation would be an asset.
Minimum 5 years of working experience in transportation planning/engineering.
Proven knowledge and understanding of various transportation planning and traffic engineering theories and design principles.
Demonstrated work experience related to the functional planning and preliminary design of urban roads including knowledge of relevant geometric design standards.
Knowledge of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, and familiarity with various other municipal, provincial, and federal acts, policies, and guidelines as they pertain to road and active transportation facilities.
Familiarity with transportation demand forecasting and understanding of transportation-related software packages.
Demonstrated experience in managing and completing complex multi-disciplinary transportation projects.
Good knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act and applications submitted under the Act including Official Plan Amendments, Secondary Plans, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Plans of Subdivision, Site Plan Control, etc.
Ability to work effectively with developers, consultants, contractors, colleagues, elected officials, and other internal and external clients and stakeholders.
Highly developed personal, interpersonal, presentation and teamwork skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, at all organizational levels.
Ability to attend meetings at various locations within and beyond York Region, during and outside regular business hours.
Familiarity with safety on construction sites and near roadways.
A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence – Class G in good standing and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes.
Proficiency in the use of general computer software, including Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word
Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 355,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices. Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all.
We are pleased to be named one of Canada's Best Employers for 2022 and the best City employer by Forbes for the second consecutive year. The City of Markham is ranked in the top two for Government Services and 15th among the 300 employers on the list, advancing from 18th place in 2021.