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Senior Transportation Engineer – Development Engineering

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 4 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and remote work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

As a senior member of the Development Engineering team, you will use your leadership and technical skills to provide professional civil engineering oversight to the review of land development applications to ensure that associated municipal transportation infrastructure is satisfactorily designed and delivered. This position leads the development of world-class transportation designs using a Complete Streets approach to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. You will participate in multi-disciplinary engineering and streetscape designs, provide mentorship and support to the engineering and technical group, and liaise with consultants, contractors and external agencies. You lead the transportation review of development applications; define terms of reference for transportation impact assessments (TIAs); review and accept the TIAs, functional road layout and detailed design drawings; and attend Council meetings as needed to answer questions on transportation impacts of development applications.

As an ideal candidate, you are a seasoned engineer with strong technical skills who works well with stakeholders. You are a balanced negotiator and understand the implications of design decisions in infrastructure lifecycle costs. You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts, reconcile differing perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support while respecting the sensitivities, trade-offs and political challenges that affect decisions. You have knowledge of transportation planning, traffic engineering and geometric design, including the design of protected bike lanes, protected intersections, pedestrian design, transit design, and safety improvements. You can write effectively, organize and maintain project documentation, prepare status reports and summaries, and have the ability to speak effectively in public through formal and informal meetings and presentations. You have strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines and are proactive at resolving project conflicts in a timely and effective manner. Experience with traffic simulation software (Synchro, VISSIM) is considered an asset.

You have a Degree in Civil Engineering, a Professional Engineer designation in BC (or are eligible for registration) plus a minimum of seven years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and a significant amount of experience in a related field, along with a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. This exempt position will appeal to those seeking a challenging career opportunity in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.

If you are interested in this position and have a passion for serving people and the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply online with your cover letter and resume at by February 05, 2023, to be considered for this competition.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

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Senior Transportation Engineer – Development Engineering