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Transportation Systems Engineer

Surrey, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

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Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time.


Surrey is the second largest city in B.C. with a population 600,000 and is rapidly growing by 1,000 new residents each month. Surrey has invested in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), leveraging technology to optimize mobility and find efficiencies. The hub for transportation data and innovation is its Traffic Management Centre (TMC), the most advanced municipal centre of its kind in B.C.

The Transportation Systems Engineer reports to the Transportation Systems Manager who has the overall responsibility for the City's ITS, TMC, Traffic Signals, Street Lighting, Railway Crossings, Transportation Data, and Roadway Electrical Maintenance. As the Transportation Systems Engineer, you will help position the City to take advantage of emerging digital transportation disruptors, manage the transportation data program, and support TMC operations.


    • Chart a path and deliver actions identified in the City's Digital Transportation Strategy ; • Lead the operation and sustainable service delivery of Surrey's network of ITS; • Develop and grow the Transportation Data Program to meet the City's needs; • Supervise and schedule Traffic Data Assistants for data collection and processing; • Develop and maintain private and public partnerships for data and technology solutions that help optimize operations and improve planning decisions; • Assisting the Transportation Systems Manager with all engineering/City responses regarding transportation data, ITS, railway crossings, and traffic signals; • Regular shifts in the Traffic Management Centre (TMC) to monitor the City's transportation systems and implement live signal timing changes when appropriate, including for collisions, traffic obstruction permits, and events; • Work with railway operators to bring grade crossings into compliance with relevant regulations and standards; and • Act as City representative in transportation related matters

Other related duties can include:
    • Review and comment on engineering designs for new and upgraded infrastructure in accordance with industry best practices and the City's standards; • Prepare contracts, requests for proposals and tender documents for assigned projects, including terms and conditions, scope of work definition, technical requirements and specifications, project specific requirements, and project schedule constraints; • Present and report the assigned project progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones, and key project metrics to leadership. Participate in the selection process of consultants, contractors, and vendors for assigned projects; • Anticipate and proactively manage change throughout the project life cycle of assigned projects; • Public tours of the TMC, public engagement at events and neighbourhood meetings, and preparing/presenting information to partners, stakeholders, and council committees; and • Working in coordination with other City staff and external agencies, including the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, ICBC, and Law Enforcement.


    • You possess a Civil/Electrical/Systems Engineering Degree and a minimum of 5 years related experience in North American transportation engineering or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Engineering Licensee (Eng. L.) with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. • A valid and unrestricted B.C. driver's license is required.

The successful candidate will have:
    • A forward thinking approach, familiar with disruptive, emerging transportation trends; • The ability to write technical reports; effectively plan and prioritize multi project workloads, and meet project scheduling and delivery requirements; • Strong skills in building and maintaining relationships with other employees, partners, residents; • Strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence to promote the City through public tours of the Traffic Management Centre and demonstrations for City partners; • The ability to make sound evidence-based engineering decisions; and • Alignment with the City of Surrey's Core Values of Community, Service, Integrity, Innovation, and Teamwork

Conditions of Employment

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until December 8, 2022.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community