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Technologist - Traffic Engineering

Openings:  2

Type of Posting: Internal & External

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: January 23, 2023

Closing Date: February 13, 2023

Profession: Engineers & Technologists 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Term up to ten (10) months

Education Level(s): Diploma

Job ID: 1097 
 

Position Summary

This position performs complex technical work including roadway management; database management; infrastructure design; construction, and preservation; systems operation; and traffic engineering. The position provides advanced advice regarding industry best practices related traffic safety, roadway management, transportation planning, design, construction planning, operations, asset preservation, maintenance, testing, and performance. This position typically reports to an Engineer, Coordinator, or Technologist II.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initiate, develop, maintain and coordinate databases related to infrastructure planning, asset management, operations and preservation, traffic safety, material testing, and field inspection. Provide technical analysis and operational support related to operations, preservation, traffic safety, material testing and field inspection.
  • Review and comment on documentation, drawings, specifications, plans and applications from engineering consultants and developers to ensure City standards and requirements are met. Monitor, manage and conduct data for operational programs.
  • Supervise and direct staff, consultants and contractors.
  • Maintain and operate specialized analysis software and be able to interpret results, produce reports/outputs and make recommendations for transportation planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management programs, traffic safety analysis, (AutoCad, Crystal Reports, RapidPlan, Asset Management software, SPL, and MMS)
  • Develop and review standards, specifications, processes and manuals related to roadway and traffic operations, the development of transportation networks, operation, construction and maintenance.
  • Develop and review engineering design, material, testing and technology/equipment standards and specifications.
  • Research, co-ordinate and assemble information and prepare technical reports.
  • Research and evaluate the application of new technologies and industry best practices related to infrastructure planning, engineering, design, construction, preservation, traffic safety, asset management and testing services.
  • Provide advanced advice for technical analysis related to infrastructure planning, design, construction, operation, preservation, maintenance, management, testing and performance; including integration of Global Positioning System/Geographical Information System (GPS/GIS) technology; development/integration of computer applications and information systems to enhance productivity/efficiency; equipment deployment and route modelling; new testing/monitoring equipment for quality control of construction or operations; information systems, etc.
  • Manage projects, work programs and budgets, including contract administration.
  • Represent the department in meetings with department staff, other departments, the public, consultants, contractors, other government agencies, community associations and City Advisory Committees.
  • Tactfully and adequately respond to concerns and inquiries from the public, City Council and other branches/departments/divisions.
  • Contribute to team projects and effectively participate as a team member.
  • Assist in labour relation activities such as staffing, discipline, staff development and performance appraisals of subordinate staff.
  • Ensure compliance of personnel, equipment, materials, contractors and consultants at worksites to meet Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual, City of Regina Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures and legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform related work as required

Education & Experience

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

The knowledge, abilities and skills are obtained through completion of a two-year diploma in Civil, Environmental and/or Water Resources Engineering Technology or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply engineering practices, principles, theories, computations, analyses and statistics.
  • Knowledge of basic transportation infrastructure planning, roadway management, design, materials, operation, construction, maintenance and preservation.
  • Knowledge of basic drafting and surveying technology practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge and ability with sampling and laboratory/field/facility test procedures.
  • Beginner level skills with GIS and CAD skills to display data including symbology, create, edit and query data, modify drawings, relate data, and prepare designs using software such as Arc View, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and RapidPlan.
  • Ability to interpret, understand and manage work in accordance with the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, other legislation, and expectations of City of Regina’s policies, standards, practices and guidelines.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, direct and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of City policies and procedures, and legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to operate and maintain facility and network systems and mobile equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and work with complex databases.
  • Intermediate skills to create tables, charts and forms, create formulas, create queries and reports, modify and customize charts and tables, use pivot tables and cross tab queries, and import/export data from various sources and formats using office productivity software such as in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • Skill to develop innovative engineering/technical solutions.
  • Skill to manage budget, and evaluate progress and quality of projects, programs, contracts and operations.
  • Skill to work independently and prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Skill to express ideas effectively, in oral and written form.
  • Skill to establish and maintain effective working relations and a respectful work environment with superiors, subordinates, co-workers and the public.
  • Skill to work as part of a team and actively collaborate both inter-departmentally and with external stakeholders to accomplish tasks and goals.

Working/Other Conditions

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License and have a vehicle available for work usage (a travel allowance is provided).
  • Must be registered or able to obtain registration, and maintain registration under Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (TPS) and any other applicable governing professional bodies.
  • Must participate in training and be willing and able to complete recognized certification programs and courses to perform the work and maintain status.
  • Will be required to work from variable bases of operation. (e.g., 4th Avenue Yard and/or other designated bases).
  • Must be able and willing to perform work of a physical nature in all types of plant, field environments and inclement conditions.
  • Willing to be on call, perform overtime, work shift and/or irregular hours.


✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.


Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: Citizen Services 

Department: Roadways & Transportation 

Hourly Salary: $29.89 - $33.28 (2021 rates)

Annual Salary: $61,864.00 - $68,880.00 (2021 rates)

 

The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.


We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca.