City of Toronto

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Engineering Technologist Technician 1

May 29, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Administers, prepares, coordinates requirements and reviews designs, reports, specifications and any documentation related to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) such as traffic signal systems, traveller information systems and advanced traffic management software systems
  • Conducts surveys, investigations, and studies relating to ITS
  • Provide real-time response to emerging traffic conditions on the City's expressways and major arterials by implementation of active traffic management strategies
  • Conducts field inspections and evaluates condition of facilities to ensure proper traffic control/management procedures are in place
  • Assists the Engineers or carries out technical work for the planning, design, tendering, construction and inspection of ITS installations
  • Assists with the preparation of budget and tracking of expenditures
  • Leads projects and directs staff on projects
  • Checks and monitors consultant and contractor work for completeness, accuracy and conformance to the City of Toronto practices, standards and specifications
  • Prepares drafts of documents, policies, procedures, contracts, specifications and agreements for review by the Engineers
  • Programs, operates and maintains a variety of mechanical, digital, analog, wireless, and computerized equipment and systems in performing surveys, calculations, diagnostics, repairs, studies, etc.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors software programs and traffic control/management systems including updating records and files
  • Checks and provides progress/inspection reports on the work of contractors and developers to ensure use of safety equipment, adherence to approved designs, procedures, regulations, statutes, specifications, etc.
  • Performs and/or monitors equipment and systems-related tests and submits results
  • Liaises with City staff, utility companies, developers, public and contractors at pre-construction and construction meetings, to resolve traffic operation issues
  • Prepares training course materials and conducts training and demonstrations for users of the traffic control/management systems
  • Performs and/or reviews research on new technical developments and practices, performs calculations and analyzes technical data
  • Investigates and responds to inquiries from the public, consultants, lawyers, contractors, media and City staff related to traffic operations
  • Searches, evaluates and analyzes existing records, notes and plans
  • Instructs and directs Work Term students in work relating to signal operations, traveller information and traffic management systems

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. University degree or a college diploma from a recognized institution in Civil, Transportation, Electrical or Industrial engineering, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  2. Experience in computerized traffic control/management systems, intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment (e.g. electronic traffic control devices, variable message signs, Bluetooth/Wifi devices, UPS, etc.) and system communications hardware/software
  3. Experience in MS Office and traffic operations software such as Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Time Space Diagram (TSD), SimTraffic, Synchro, Aimsun and Vissim
  4. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" driver's license, the ability to obtain a City's Driver's permit and have daily use of a personal vehicle

You must also have:

  • Ability to provide Active Traffic Management (ATM) coverage and work assigned ATM shifts between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday as part of the City's goal to deliver ATM services
  • Highly developed analytical and diagnostic skills, with the ability to perform effectively in a system operation environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize records and data and to prepare sound technical reports and specifications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering and technical personnel at all levels.
  • Ability in directing the work of others and in coordinating multidisciplinary projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
  • Knowledge of the City of Toronto road system; Ontario Highway Traffic Act; and City of Toronto Uniform Traffic By-laws.
  • Knowledge in the principles of traffic engineering technologies, theories and practices.

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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

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