TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY PLANNER III
Reference #: 102005
Reporting to the Manager, Long Range Transportation Planning, this role is responsible for the development and maintenance of transportation and infrastructure planning functions within the division and promoting and developing sustainable transportation planning initiatives consistent with the Brampton Transportation Master Plan, including the conduct of transportation planning studies, the development of recommendations, and the preparation of associated study reports.
- Assists in the implementation of short and long term recommendations of the City's Transportation Master Plan, and in scheduled reviews of the Transportation Master Plan.
- Reviews and comments on transportation and infrastructure studies submitted in support of development applications and proposes modifications to phasing or growth management programs.
- Assists in the formulation of transportation policies and provides input into scheduled reviews of the City's Official Plan Review, and prepares/processes Official Plan Amendments, including participation/preparation of detailed background studies and analysis of transportation, infrastructure and growth management matters.
- Evaluates the implications to the City of Brampton of transportation policies and plans proposed by adjacent municipalities and senior levels of government.
- Prepares terms of reference and study designs for transportation planning studies.
- Coordinates departmental reviews and comments for environmental assessment projects, related to transportation infrastructure the Transportation Master Plan objectives.
- Researches/reports on various transportation infrastructure related planning policy matters to various committees, City Council, and to other committees of Council, as required.
- Designs, develops, and maintains databases to monitor transportation planning issues, trends, and policies.
- Designs and conducts primary research within the City of Brampton, and represents the City on inter-regional data collection and transportation research initiatives.
- Guides the development and enhancement of computer models and other analytical tools for forecasting travel demand and simulating transportation networks.
- Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in the transportation modelling and data collection fields.
- Represents the division as required on project-specific inter-departmental and intergovernmental working groups and technical advisory committees dealing with transportation planning, policy and infrastructure matters.
- Attends and represents the division at Council, various committees, public meetings, and Ontario Municipal Board hearings, as required.
- Provides information and advice in response to inquiries from elected officials, representatives of senior government ministries and other municipalities, other government agencies, consultants, stakeholders and the public.
- Conducts field work and site visits as required.
- Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.
- Masters Degree in Planning with additional specialized courses in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Growth Management or equivalent.
- Over four (4) years, up to and including eight (8) years of progressive experience in transportation planning or related field.
- Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and full Member with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).
- Familiarity with the demands of a busy municipal planning department.
- Broad policy planning experience with general knowledge of transportation modelling and growth infrastructure requirements.
- Extensive knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Proven report preparation, presentation, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
- Knowledge of planning process and Ontario Planning Act.
- Excellent public relations skills and able to effectively deal with other staff, members of Council, developers, agencies and the public.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a dynamic, contributing member in a team environment.
** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Job status: Permanent
Job Type: Union
Applications must be received by October 24, 2016
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online quoting reference #102005 by October 24, 2016 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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