City of Toronto


Traffic Planning Technologist

Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

On-Going Opportunities Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Traffic Planning Technologist within our Transportation Services Division.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes planning applications, e.g. zoning by-law amendments, site plan control, plan of subdivision, Committee of Adjustment, etc., to ensure that transportation facilities and infrastructure have been identified. Recommends alterations to proposals from a transportation safety, efficiency and adequacy perspective
  • Conducts site visits or field investigations to develop recommendations regarding safety and efficiency improvements on roads and development sites
  • Liaises with other City staff in the context of performing development application review
  • Prepares, reviews, analyzes and formulates comments on Transportation Impact Studies
  • Conducts studies and prepares reports pertaining to development and redevelopment proposals. Represents the Division on transportation or planning studies being conducted by developers or the City
  • Attends meetings with members of the public, developers and their agents, Councillors and other City staff to represent the Traffic Planning Section
  • Responds to enquiries from the public, City staff, members of Council, interest groups and government agencies regarding development applications, policies, by-laws, procedures and related legislation
  • Provides input to Servicing Agreements for securing Transportation requirements
  • Resolves compliance issues related to developments
  • Uses computer software programs to carry out data input, statistical analysis and to summarize results
  • Prepares written correspondence on behalf of the Transportation Services Division in response to circulated planning applications, development proposals and Committee of Adjustment applications
  • Reviews requests for permanent road closures and road alterations under the Municipal Act and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, respectively
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Degree, diploma or certificate in engineering, planning, environmental studies or a related discipline, supplemented by special training or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience in working with computer applications relating to transportation planning and highway/intersection capacity analysis such as: Syncho/SIMTraffic, HCS and CCG/CALC.
  3. Experience with applying the fundamentals of intersection capacity analysis, and the processes involved in preparing a site access/transportation impact and parking demand study.
  4. Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and has access to a motor vehicle.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of the municipal planning and development review process, zoning bylaws and the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work extended hours, when required, and to perform traffic surveys.
  • Ability to deal with elected officials, the public and staff in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to organize, plan and carry out tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Ontario Statutes, including Occupational Health and Safety Act.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

How to Apply