Transportation Project Manager / Engineer (Up to 4)

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Transportation Project Manager / Engineer (Up to 4)
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Professional Engineers & Certified Technologists
Transportation Services
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Full Time
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Date Posted:
December 14, 2020
Closing Date:
September 27, 2021

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

The Transportation Project Manager / Engineer, Transportation Services, is responsible for a range of duties and projects that support the development of and enhancements to the City’s transportation systems through capital projects. This position focuses on leading capital projects to construct and improve transportation infrastructure in the City’s right-of-ways. The position will review and direct the work of staff and consultants and oversee the planning, implementation and tracking of capital projects for the Transportation Services department and Transportation & Public Works group.

The City’s transportation system is evaluated through the completion of studies, analysis, policy development and community and stakeholder engagement. This position analyzes the feasibility of and makes recommendations for the scope of infrastructure projects, and leads the implementation of changes to or new infrastructure projects that are sustainable and meet the needs of all travel modes.

This position manages the design and implementation of infrastructure projects consistent with strategic plans for the Transportation & Public Works group and other city departments and in support of the City’s Official Plan, Kingston Transportation Master Plan (KTMP), and Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) and Council’s priorities, to ensure the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

The position acts as a subject matter expert in matters pertaining to the City’s transportation systems and infrastructure, safety, active transportation, transit priority, and other policy matters and industry best practices, and works in tandem with stakeholders in transportation services, planning, public works, engineering, transit and finance to support the transportation policy goals of the City and reflect this in the delivery of capital infrastructure projects. This position will also plan for and conduct public engagement and work collaboratively with stakeholders on projects as part of the City’s public engagement policies and the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

This position works with the City’s Engineering Services department to construct new and reconstruct City infrastructure within the right-of-ways in alignment with the City’s transportation policy goals and other master plans, technical standards and industry best practices, in support of multi-modal infrastructure improvements.

Qualifications, Competencies

Degree/diploma in Civil Engineering with a specialization in transportation or equivalent

3 years of practical related experience in transportation/municipal infrastructure planning, design and construction, including familiarity with the Ontario Traffic Manuals (OTM), Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Guidelines and other guidelines and standards for municipal infrastructure design and construction

3 years of experience managing/leading multiple capital projects from feasibility to completion while dealing with a diverse group of stakeholders; including experience with regulations and legislation governing design, approvals and construction in Ontario, familiarity with the various construction contracts, and experience in the public sector or comparable multi-stakeholder environment

Experience with transportation planning studies, practices and standards, and transportation modeling is an asset

Knowledge of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act is an asset

Experience leading staff and/or teams is strongly preferred

Experience working with Transportation Demand Management strategies an asset

Experience working in traffic operations and experience in an urban/rural municipality an assets

Municipal government experience in a unionized environment preferred

Other Certifications & Requirements:

Eligibility for full membership in PEO

Valid class “G” Ontario driver’s license

Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record check at own expense

Ability to work outside regular business hours as needed

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Knowledge of municipal transportation facilities, engineering standards, and TAC and ITE standards

Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels, internal and external to the organization

Advanced computer skills including MS Office

Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize and adapt to changing conditions and tight deadlines

Proven ability to strategically think and deliver results

Strong leadership and team building skills, with the ability to prioritize, mentor and manage a cross functional team

Advanced analytical and research skills with the ability to formulate solutions to complex issues

Familiarity with Synchro and various transportation forecasting and traffic simulation models an asset

Demonstrate integrity; adhere to professional standards, regulations and corporate policies and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct)

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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