Transit Systems 2017-09-07 2017-10-12

TL Planner (20170667)

Company: TransLink View more listings
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Job Status: Not Specified
Job ID: 95813

The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.



Provides transportation planning expertise and leadership to projects of smaller/medium scope in support of a designated program related to transportation policy, forecasting, infrastructure/service development in an integrated multi-modal environment.


-Contributes transportation planning expertise and leadership to the development of program strategies, plans and tactics and to designated projects.

-Develops transportation planning methods, techniques and models in support of designated program and project deliverables, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures.

-Contributes as a member of a program team, providing transportation planning expertise and identifying planning and project risks and opportunities based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues. Alerts Senior Transportation Planner and Manager to critical issues.

-Collaborates with leaders and professionals across the organization, with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.

-Researches and analyzes transportation data, trends and issues. Develops technical reports and delivers presentations for both internal and external stakeholders.

-Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders to understand needs, maintain communication and resolve moderate issues within defined limits. Provides technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees.

-Provides work direction to contractors and consultants and monitors contract compliance.

-Provides technical guidance to junior planning staff where applicable


Education and Experience:

The competencies for this position are typically acquired through a Masters degree in Planning, Engineering or a related discipline, plus 3 years’ experience providing expertise and leading projects in an agency specializing in planning or transportation.

Other Requirements:

-Sound knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning

-Basic knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations

-Sound knowledge of Translink’s decision-making context including its strategic context and organizational and governance structure

-Solid leadership skills with the ability to provide technical guidance and expertise to other transportation planning professionals and to lead projects

-Solid analytical skills including the ability to identify and communicate transportation planning and project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment; includes skills to analyze transport data, trends and issues

-Solid communication skills including the ability to write and deliver well-prepared reports and presentations

-Solid interpersonal skills including the ability to build trust by consulting with others and applying a team approach as needed to achieve solutions. Includes negotiation skills as they pertain to making refinements to contracts and to conflict resolution at a basic level of risk and complexity.

-Solid decision-making skills including the ability to resolve transportation planning and project-related issues within defined limits, and to identify and know when to refer issues to others.

Other Information

This position is a key role within the System Planning department of the Transportation Planning & Policy Division, reporting to the Manager of System Plans. The System Plans team is responsible for planning the multimodal transportation system of one of the world’s most livable regions. Key accountabilities of this team include:

• Ensuring alignment of high-level regional transportation policy & strategy with implementation

• Leading sub-regional, local, and corridor-level multimodal transport plans

• Developing and monitoring transportation system guidelines and policy

• Identifying and evaluating near- and long-term multimodal investment needs

• Liaising directly with internal stakeholders within TransLink and its Operation Divisions

• Liasing directly with local, regional, and provincial partner staff

• Supporting other multimodal planning and analysis tasks as required

Upcoming System Plans projects anticipated in the near term include:

• Development of innovative new program for road, cycling, and walking investments leveraging significantly increased funding across all modes

• Initiation of sub-regional multimodal Area Plan

• Implementation of updated Transit Service Guidelines

• Proactive road, cycling, and pedestrian planning

• Near-term local area transit reviews

• Integrated land use & transportation corridor studies

• Participation in other multimodal transportation planning processes

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please go to to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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