Supervisor - Transportation Operations

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/11/2023 6:25 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #23/126

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: June 8, 2023


Supervisor – Transportation Operations (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Coordinate and administer the transportation operations component of the Transportation and Infrastructure Design Section. 



Coordinate, assign, review and participate in the work of approximately 5 staff  involved in transportation operations engineering; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; responsible for full supervision.


Administer, develop and implement the operation of the computerized traffic signal control system; evaluate traffic signal timing and traffic flow simulations using computer modelling software Coordinate the on-going review of city policy, land use changes and statistics to determine design requirements for streets and intersections; investigate congestion problems and review requests for traffic signal installations; make recommendations on bylaw and policy changes.


Develop annual construction schedules, prepare financial analyses of proposed projects; develop and administer routine and complex transportation and safety-related programs for municipal transportation infrastructure; prepare budget proposals, projections and detailed estimates for transportation projects and safety-related activities; monitor job cost and verify expenditures; prepare unit cost and progress reports as required; research and recommend external funding sources such as grants; prepare review and recommend approval for proposals; develop and  maintain files and records for projects; liaise with consultants, developers, other departments and outside agencies as required; provide advice and guidance to management and staff and liaise with Finance Department in relation to budgetary items and grant applications. 


Liaise with and provide information to community associations and outside agencies on project rationale, requirements, progress and budgets; lead public open houses; represent the department in a advisory, liaison and resources capacity; respond to enquiries and complaints from the public and other departments regarding on-street regulations and bylaws; liaise with and provide technical information and analysis to staff, consultants and outside agencies regarding traffic movement, on-street regulations, cycling and pedestrian flow; administer various transportation management programs; prepare and present reports and recommendations on traffic operations and safety-related issues to City Council, advisory committees and other departments for information or approval.  Work with Supply Management Services on project requisitions; prepare requests for proposals and related documents in accordance with purchasing policy and procedures; assess and make recommendations in the selection and termination of external consultants, contractors and engineers; develop specifications for projects; liaise with and direct the work of consultants; prepare, review and recommend approval for tenders; ensure project schedules; negotiate and resolve disputes and represent the City in mediation – arbitration as required. 


Participate in the development and implementation of departmental standards, procedures, specifications and long-term strategies. 


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated by committee requirements and development activity or assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports and meetings with supervisor.

Issues such as staffing levels and proposed changes in policy and bylaws are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:


Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while preparing technical reports and designs. (occasional)

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and detailed drawings for short periods. (occasional)

Work Environment:




Organize and prioritize work of a subsection.

Understand and apply principles and methods related to transportation engineering.

Understand and apply the techniques of project management. 

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

Advanced level operation of City traffic system control and transportation engineering software.

Compose and present technical reports.

Facilitate public consultation meetings.

Read and interpret engineering codes, standards and drawings.

Maintain accurate records and prepare budgets.

Supervise a small staff.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical School Diploma in Transportation Technology. (3 years)

Registration or ability to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) with the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

Accredited courses in leadership and management studies. (1 year) 

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


3 years of related experience including supervisory experience.

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

$54.02 per hour, Pay Grade 17 

Job Code #4179

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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