Project Manager, Public Realm (Automated Vehicles)


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Urban Planning November 12, 2018 City of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada

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Reporting to the Manager, Traffic Planning & Right of Way Management, the Project Manager, Public Realm (Automated Vehicles) will have an interest in emerging technologies, urban mobility, and vehicle automation, and will have responsibilities as follows:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of detailed project plans and recommends policies, pilot projects, and/or procedures related to automated vehicles and emerging transportation-related technologies.
  • Maintains state-of-practice knowledge in the application and use of all forms of automated vehicles, including safety standards, social and environmental impacts, as well as municipal and provincial/state regulations in other jurisdictions.
  • Conducts research into assigned areas ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Researches, develops and reports on a range of new projects and initiatives associated with automated vehicles and transportation-related technologies.
  • Manages and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations and contractual arrangements.
  • Oversees assigned projects and provides contract management to ensure effective teamwork and communication, as well as high standards of work quality to advance the Division’s initiatives in a complex municipal environment.
  • Supervises the day to day operation of project team members including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work.
  • Manages projects to ensure completion in accordance with approved plan and agreements of undertaking.
  • Oversees and evaluates the work performance of any external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks, and ensures that required approvals and obtained as required from external agencies.
  • Establishes and maintains linkages to other Divisions, agencies, and groups in the City to collaborate and ensure effective partnership.
  • Acts as the division’s and/or City’s representative as designated on stakeholder, committees, working groups, and coordinating/information-sharing bodies with local, national, and international peers.
  • Acts as the division’s representative as designated for meetings, communications and correspondence with Councillors, other Divisions or City agencies such as City Planning, Municipal Licensing & Standards, Toronto Public Health and Toronto Transit Commission; as well as with other key stakeholders, other levels of government, and the public.
  • Leads, facilitates, or participates in internal technical working groups to develop or address policies, pilot projects, applications, regulations, operational issues and other projects associated with automated vehicles and transportation-related technologies.
  • Builds targeted project communication plans and creates outputs to help promote various initiatives.
  • Manages requests originating from elected officials, other divisions and the public, coordinates divisional input and assesses project feasibility within current programs.
  • Participates in the process of planning and developing long-range objectives for the division.
  • Prepares Committee and Council reports, presentations, requests for proposals or information, contract plans, specifications and estimates for tenders, evaluates tendered bids and makes recommendations for award of contracts.

Key Qualifications

  1. Post-secondary education in Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy or a discipline pertinent to the job function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. Considerable Experience managing projects associated with transportation plans, policies, and/or pilot projects.
  3. Considerable experience as a fully accountable project Manager handling multiple and diverse projects and priorities in a detail and deadline oriented environment.
  4. Experience in conducting research, analysis, interpreting large volumes of data, summarizing findings and creating graphic presentations.
  5. Experience with project management tools and software.
  6. Knowledge of innovative practices and approaches to develop policies and implementation solutions in urban transportation as well as sustainable transportation issues and initiatives.
  7. Ability to conduct presentations for audiences including members of the public, peers, community and industry stakeholders, as well as senior-level management.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and conflict resolution skills.
  9. Ability to provide effective work direction to project team members, contractors, and staff in a unionized environment.
  10. Excellent stakeholder management skills. Proven track record of solid internal and external relationships, partnership development and strong leadership capacity.
  11. Knowledge of various legislation related to the field including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  12. Proficiency with computerized office systems, including MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and database software packages.

Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at [email protected], quoting job ID # 2314438 and the job classification title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

Closing date: November 21st, 2018.