Active Transportation Project Management Specialist

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/12/2023 5:41 PM)
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Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Competition #23/12

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: February 9, 2023


Active Transportation Project Management Specialist (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department


Victoria is a vibrant, diverse and sustainably focused city, renowned as a global tourist destination and a local community with an enviable quality of life. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is home to 90,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 375,000 residents. From a transportation perspective, Victoria is leading the way with delivering on its vision of a clean, seamless mobility options for everyone.


The Transportation Division of the Engineering and Public Works department is responsible for stewarding and transforming the right-of-way to meet the demands of our growing city; increasing access to mobility choices, opportunities, and services; and promoting equity, accessibility, and environmental health through our transportation investments.


The City of Victoria is recruiting for the position of Active Transportation Project Management Specialist to help lead the delivery of its annual capital program – specifically, major multi-year capital projects to deliver transformational transportation infrastructure and the public realm.


In addition to being a natural leader and strong administrator, the ideal candidate is technically confident, experienced in urban transportation project delivery, partnership focused, and experienced with leading complex teams and budgets proactively to build high quality infrastructure.  Drawing on demonstrated project management skills and formal training, the successful candidate will bring rigor to project planning, partnerships, delivery and evaluation. This position will take part in the leadership of the Transportation team leading the delivery of some of the largest and high profile projects in the City street right of way.



Perform project management functions related to active-transportation initiatives in the Engineering & Public Works Department. 



Lead city-wide Active Transportation projects, supervise and oversee a small team of staff and working in a highly collaborative environmental alongside all City departments.


Oversee Active Transportation project governance and communication plans, information and performance and project time/scope/quality.  Lead a small dedicated team of planners, and lead larger inter-department teams towards delivering the City’s priority active transportation projects, including plans, goals, budget constraints, overall quality requirements and project risks.


Prepare project status reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information and recommending action to senior departmental and City staff and Council. 


Liaise with and direct the work of consultants, contractors and engineers on project design, development and standards.  Liaise with and provide information to Council, departments, community associations and outside agencies on project status. 


Coordinate and review the work of approximately two staff; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; provide employee training and input into performance appraisals.


Represent the department at various advisory committees, Council, and community and special interest groups, and public meetings; liaise with Engineering and Planning department staff; prepare reports with recommendations on changes to related project plans and schedules. 


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned and discussed with supervisor and generated by departmental work plan, community issues, and requests from Council or the public. 

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues such as policy changes are discussed with supervisor with recommendations.



Physical Effort:


Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while preparing and reviewing reports. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (often)

Work Environment:

Office and community engagement sites.




Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply principles and methods of project management, transportation planning and engineering.

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related engineering software. 

Understand and interpret related legislation, regulations and policies.

Compose and present reports and proposals.

Facilitate public consultation meetings and workshops.

Conduct research and analysis.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering (4 year), preferably with Transportation specialisation.

Formal Project Management training through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent. (35 hours)

Project Management Professional (PMP) designation preferred. 

Registration or ability to register as a Professional Engineer (PEng) with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (APEG BC) preferred.

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.


5 years of related experience including supervisory experience and experience in project management

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 35 hour work week

$59.58 per hour, Pay Grade 19 

Job Code #4378

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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