Senior Advisor, Stations Planning
Toronto, ON, CA
2d ago

Employee Status

RegularBargaining Unit : Non-Union


Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system.

We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier.

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

Our Stations Planning Office is seeking a Senior Advisor. The Senior Advisor contributes to the planning of GO Rail stations in support of the objectives outlined in the Station Access Plan (2016), Regional Transportation Plan, and in support of Corporate programs, such as the Market Driven Strategy.

What will I be doing?

  • Develops public-facing corporate strategic planning documents that integrate corporate policies, programs, and financial frameworks to convey corporate business direction and objectives
  • Provides strategic planning services to Metrolinx divisions and business planning units to clarify strategic direction and ensure alignment with the GO Rail Station Access Plan and other corporate directions
  • Manages station and other related transit planning projects from start-to-finish.
  • Provides station planning support on transit corridor planning projects
  • Builds partnerships throughout Metrolinx to strengthen corporate alignment between business unit activities and Station Access Plan objectives;
  • Leads and conducts comprehensive policy & planning analysis and research to guide capital infrastructure investments.
  • Provides input and advice to staff and senior management on transportation and land use policy and planning issues in the overall context of the government’s transportation priorities.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with and consults with external partners, including municipal partners and provincial ministries on station planning issues
  • What skills and qualifications do I need?

  • Completion of a degree in Urban / Regional Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Engineering, or a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
  • Minimum six (6) years’ progressive experience in multi-modal transportation planning, land use planning, master planning, and / or policy development, with demonstrated experience in coordinating concurrent projects, analyzing and evaluating findings, assessing implications, developing conclusions and making effective policy and capital investment recommendations.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, performance measurement, and related processes and methodologies
  • Strong planning, research, analytical and problem solving skills to identify transportation, land use and environmental issues, with an understanding of current transportation policies, plans, programs, and directions.
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation, negotiation, consultation, facilitation, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills, including coordinating contracts and overseeing vendors / consultants, with the ability to coordinate a number of complex projects under pressure.
  • Proficiency in graphics and desktop publishing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) would be considered an asset.
  • Accommodation :

    Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

    Application Process :

    All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions.

    It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users.

    As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity.

    Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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