• Full Time
  • Edmonton, AB
  • October 2, 2022

Website City of Edmonton

Transit Planner II

ID: 44627

Are you interested in using your Transit Planning skills to support the Development Services Branch at the City of Edmonton? If so, read on!

As a Transit Planner II, you will be responsible for the review and delivery of transit focused requirements for land development applications. You will be a resource to the Branch, contributing technical knowledge and experience towards implementation of policies and plans, and liaising extensively with Edmonton Transit Service. By applying specialized transit knowledge of plans, policies, regulations and guidelines, the primary responsibilities are:

  • Evaluate development proposals using sound transit planning principles including opportunities, deficiencies and conflicts between the developer’s proposal and statutory planning policies and the City’s strategic goalsFacilitate and review comments and requirements from Edmonton Transit Service and other stakeholders
  • Assist with Public Hearings by preparing materials, slides and key messaging
  • Attend and contribute to public engagement activities and public inquiries
  • Conduct site inspections as required
  • Participate in business process reviews to identify areas where innovation will improve service and/or section outcomes
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to other team members as appropriate
  • Support long-range policy and program initiatives to implement the City Plan’s vision including but not limited to: District Planning, Mass Transit Planning, Nodes and Corridor Planning
  • Contribute to the development of new policy and program initiatives
  • Determine detailed bus stop placement/configuration as part of the land development process, including engineering drawing review
  • Determine on-street transit infrastructure requirements (e.g. bus bays, road widths, turn radius, etc.)
  • Review crosswalk/sidewalk locations and connectivity (pedestrian walkability, distances, standards etc.)
  • Review traffic calming measures (e.g. curb extensions, speed bumps, speed tables, etc.)
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, a Master’s degree in Planning is preferred and may be deemed equivalent to one year of professional planning experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible related planning experience. Experience in a transit setting will be considered an asset
  • Member or eligible for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Alberta Professional Planning Institute (APPI) is an asset
  • Knowledge of planning principles regarding transit planning, multi-modal transportation planning, land use planning, urban design and urban sustainability
  • Ability to understand and interpret planning legislation, plans, policies, regulations and guidelines and apply these to develop applications using discretion and sound planning judgment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and to resolve conflict through facilitation, negotiation and mediation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing
  • Willingness to take initiative, be self directed and to act confidently when taking positions.
  • Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
  • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit (http://bit.ly/3bH2Ztv)
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit (http://bit.ly/2PLbz1w)
  • Applicants may be tested

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.

The City of Edmonton 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 Employment@edmonton.ca.

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.

For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (bit.ly/3lKwb6j) and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure (bit.ly/39BICMt).

Up to 1 temporary full-time position for up to 18 months 

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week.  The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

Salary: $48.106 – $61.389 (Hourly); $84,750.750 – $108,152.070 (Annually)

Closing Date:   Oct 2, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MDT)

To apply for this job please visit recruitment.edmonton.ca.

Transit Planner II