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City : Toronto

Category : Engineering & Technical

Industry : Government

Employer : City of Toronto

Job ID: 12492

Job Category: Engineering & Technical

Division & Section: Transportation Services, Traffic Management

Work Location:  703 Don Mills Road

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 3 Permanent Vacancies

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade:  $43.97 - $48.20, TF0564, Wage Grade 14

Shift Information:  35 hours per week, rotating shifts (from 6 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday) and for special events (weekends and nights).

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open:  3

Posting Period:  23-Feb-2021 to 08-Mar-2021



Job Description


To perform, coordinate and direct staff in traffic engineering technical work relating to the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of traffic management facilities and installations in the City.


Major Responsibilities: 


  • Responds to emergency traffic incidents during shift and special event coverage by developing and implementing Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategies to mitigate disruption to traffic flow on the City's expressways and arterial roadways.
  • Investigates and responds to inquiries and service requests in relation to signal operation and traffic management from 311, the public, City staff, City divisions, Councillors, public transit agencies, developers, consultants, contractors, utility companies, the media and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops standard operating practices, guidelines and procedures relating to active traffic management systems, advanced traffic management systems, ITS equipment, special events, controller programming, fieldwork and traveller information.
  • Undertakes signal optimization studies including development and implementation of auxiliary signal timing plans in support of the multi-year Council mandated MoveTO Congestion Management Plan.
  • Implements signal modifications and updates existing signal optimisation models to mitigate the impact of Vision Zero 2.0 initiatives such as posted speed reductions, red light camera installations, leading pedestrian intervals, leading bicycle intervals and senior safety zones. 
  • Implements signal modifications and updates existing signal optimisation models relating to MoveTO initiatives such as queue jump lanes, transit signal priority, fire hall pre-emption, left turn green arrows, LED blank out signs and mode of control changes.   
  • Develops and implements optimized signal timing plans for road reconstruction, traffic diversions, special events and emergency routes in response to requests by internal and external agencies and stakeholders.
  • Reviews draft signal installation reports (prepared by Are Traffic Operations) to ensure that all operational requirements are included.
  • Reviews draft signal installation drawings to ensure design complies with operational requirements.
  • Reviews draft signal timing plans and drawings submitted by consultants and internal stakeholders for conformity with the City's Signal Timing Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Collaborates with transit agencies, such as the TTC, Metrolinx, York Region Transit and GO Transit to review technology and to develop and implement signal timing plans and modifications to respond to various initiatives including planned and emergency subway closures, LRT design/construction, transit signal priority testing/design/implementation, and upgrades to at-grade rail pre-empt operation.
  • Provides technical support and expertise to other Transportation Services Units, such as Traffic Operations, Cycling & Pedestrian Projects, Vision Zero Projects, Development Planning & review, Transit Infrastructure Projects, Data & Analytics, other divisions and external agencies to assess, develop, evaluate and implement operational solutions and programs to accommodate their needs.
  • Leads projects and ensures timely and effective teamwork, communication and high standards of work quality in support of the MoveTO Congestion Management Plan and Vision Zero Road Safety Plan initiatives
  • Undertakes the evaluation and testing of new traffic control systems, pedestrian/vehicle/cycling detection systems and traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) devices and controller firmware for system compatibility, performance, integration and user acceptance.
  • Prepares, evaluates and make recommendations for REOIs, RFPs and RFQs. Prepares  associated budgets. 
  • Prepares training materials and conducts training and demonstrations to staff, consultants and contractors on signal operations, privacy compliance and active traffic management practices.
  • Issues work orders within the work management systems to contractors for planned work in accordance with bid items within contracts. Tracks and reports expenditures on capital and operating accounts. Records and reports worked hours on assigned projects/activities.
  • Coordinates projects with, reviews and inspects work and services undertaken, by consultants and contractors to ensure field work, contract work and consulting work is undertaken in accordance with City procedures, regulations, standards and specifications.
  • Collaborates with the Traffic Systems Planning Design & Coordination and the Traffic Systems Construction & Maintenance units on the delivery  of the Council mandated Congestion Management Plan and Vision Zero Plan.
  • Analyzes data, performs calculations, prepares technical reports and makes recommendations to improve current methodologies, processes, standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Responds to Freedom of Information (FOI) and public requests relating to signal timings, signal maintenance and system operations.
  • Operates computerized traffic control systems, traffic management systems and ITS equipment.
  • Reviews work undertaken by supporting staff (ETT1, 2, 3, 4; Technical Trainees; adult co-op students and high school co-op students) relating to various ITS projects.


Key Qualifications:


Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:


  1. Post-secondary education in one of the following disciplines: Civil, Transportation, Electrical or Computer Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience working with computerized traffic control systems (SCOOT, SCATS or other traffic adaptive system; TransSuite TCS or other traffic responsive system).
  3. Extensive experience working with computerized ITS equipment (various types of traffic signal controllers, intrusive and non-intrusive detectors, Vehicle Detection Systems, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, Transit Signal Priority, Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption and LED Blank-Out signs.)
  4. Extensive knowledge and experience in traffic analysis, traffic operations, modelling, and micro-simulation software - Highway Capacity Software, Time-Space Diagram, Synchro/SimTraffic, Vistro, Aimsun and Vissim.
  5. Experience interpreting real-time and historical traffic data and using performance measurement software.
  6. Must have a valid Class G driver's license with good standing plus the ability to obtain a City driver's permit and have access to a vehicle to conduct City business.


You must also have:


  • Ability to develop, implement and make recommendations on traffic-related strategies, practices, guidelines, procedures  and best practices for continuous improvement in methodologies, processes and standards.
  • Ability to prepare training documentation and deliver training to staff, consultants and contractors.
  • Ability to act as a Project Coordinator and represent the City at project meetings with various stakeholders including divisional staff, consultants, contractors, etc.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts to provide Active Traffic Management coverage (from 6 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday) and for special events (weekends and nights).


City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal. 


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.



The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.  


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