Major Responsibilities :
Reporting to the Program Manager, Transportation Planning, the Transportation Planner will be responsible for the following :
Conducts transportation planning studies and reviews development applications, develops recommendations, and drafts reports for Committees and Council, studies would include : Secondary Plans, Precinct and Master Plans, Environmental Assessments, Avenue / Corridor Studies, etc.
Prepares terms of reference and study designs.
Supports and conducts transit planning studies for the City, TTC, Metrolinx, and other authorities.
Compiles and analyzes demographic, economic, social, cultural and physical data, and prepares reports on transportation issues affecting the City of Toronto.
Designs, conducts and / or coordinates research and analysis activities and surveys.
Designs, develops and maintains transportation planning information systems, data banks, and computer models to monitor issues, trends and policies.
Assists in developing and recommending amendments, new official plan policies, and preparation of reports. Evaluates the implications of transportation planning initiatives of area municipalities, other jurisdictions and transportation agencies.
Consults with City Divisions and Commissions, area municipalities, and other government agencies to coordinate the development of transportation policies and programs and the planning and implementation of projects, ensuring conformity with provincial, regional and / or area municipal plans.
Monitors projects and the progress of consultant’s studies, including day to day coordination and liaison with consultants to assist in ensuring that studies are completed on time and within budget.
Prepares status reports.
Carries out special transportation planning assignments such as support for Expo or Olympic Bids, other special events, airport studies, etc.
Prepares and presents evidence and opinion before the Ontario Municipal Board / Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).
Provides information and advice in response to requests from elected officials, representatives of provincial ministries, area municipalities, other agencies, consultants, and the public.
Prepares reports and correspondence.
Provides work direction on research, analysis, surveys, and report writing assignments to Assistant Planners, and other temporary staff.
Maintains working relationships with other Divisions to ensure effective partnerships within the Corporation.
Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in the transportation planning field.
Assists the Senior Transportation Planner or Program Manager in representing the Corporation / Division on external committees, task forces and at community and public forums.
Key Qualifications :
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to :
Post-secondary education in planning, policy, transportation planning / engineering, management or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Considerable experience in delivering transportation planning projects, while balancing multi-disciplinary objectives, community and other stakeholder interests.
Considerable experience in assignments demanding critical judgment and analytical thinking, including such projects as transportation impact assessments, master plans, corridor and area land use studies, environmental assessments, mobility improvement studies, transit planning, street design, and policy development.
Experience in quantitative and survey research methodologies, data management, and analysis of demographic, social, economic and environmental trends, including graphical representation of statistics.
You must also have :
Knowledge of the Planning Act, the City's Official Plan, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process, Transit Project Assessment Process, Development Review Processes, Provincial Policies and Legislation related to land use planning, transportation planning, as well as current regulations and evolving policy trends in the City.
Effective interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
Excellent communications skills to present and showcase information to a variety of audiences.
Ability to use a variety of computer software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, GIS, Graphic Presentation, transportation modelling, etc.
and software packages relevant to supporting the division’s core requirements.
Effective consulting, conflict resolution and negotiating skills when dealing with the community, developers, consultants, other City Divisions, and public and private agencies.
The ability to prioritize and complete project assignments working both independently and as a part of a team.
Accountability, innovation and adaptability skills.
Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations / legislation that apply to the job duties.
Please Note Work Location Information :
One permanent position is located at City Hall
One permanent position is located at Scarborough Civic Centre
One temporary position is located at North York Civic Centre
One temporary position is located at City Hall
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion :
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported.
We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.