November 14, 2012

Jobs Jar – TransLink planner

Planner – Full Time, Regular Infrastructure Planning Department
Details here.
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PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Provides transportation planning expertise and leadership to projects of   smaller/medium scope in support of the major infrastructure planning program   in one of the world’s few multi-modal, regional transportation authorities.

Has a key role in technical analyses related to transportation policy,   forecasting, infrastructure/service development underpinning major transit   and road-related infrastructure, including alternatives analyses, multiple   account evaluation, and business case development, among others.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
-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

Qualifications
Education and   Experience:
The competencies for this position are typically acquired through a Masters   degree in Planning, Engineering or a related discipline, plus 2 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
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.Please note: effective April 2013, TransLink MetroTown Tower II offices will   be relocating to their new Sapperton/New Westminster location.
Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week.
 Apply here.

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