The Planner, Transportation Facilities is responsible for providing expertise to a wide-range of transportation facilities planning activities in support of infrastructure planning, projects, design guidelines and strategies to ensure TransLink adheres to legislative requirements, best practices and industry standards. The role is involved in leading projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity, providing technical guidance and supporting the development of project scopes, schedules, workplans, deliverables and budgets. The Planner works across the enterprise to provide subject matter expertise and develops reports and presentation materials for senior leadership.
Provides transportation facilities planning expertise, leadership and project management input to support the development of transportation facilities planning policies, plans, design guidelines and strategies, ensuring compliance with Enterprise standards, guidelines, policies and procedures, and legislative requirements for work of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity.
Provides technical guidance for the development of multi-modal infrastructure facilities plans and projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity. This includes conceptual and functional planning, supporting capital planning procedures and project management of transportation facilities projects including but not limited to customer amenity initiatives, expansion of cycling infrastructure, improvements to existing facilities, and integration of transit-oriented developments. Provides subject-matter expertise during project implementation.
Develops advanced transportation facilities planning methods, techniques and models, including conducting research, quantitative analysis and qualitative assessments to support structured decision-making for business cases and justification of capital projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity in support of senior leadership level decision making.
Contributes as a member of a program/project team to manage projects of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity in designing and developing project scope, schedules, and work plans; defining and prioritizing deliverables; preparing and monitoring project budgets, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures, and alignment to program, Enterprise, and regional goals. Identifies and recommends action on planning and project risks and opportunities based on analysis of transportation data, trends, and issues. Alerts senior staff to critical issues and risks.
Ensures the lived experience and transportation needs of people and businesses in Metro Vancouver, and especially of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, are considered in the development of projects and programs.
Applies a sound understanding of Metro Vancouver municipal and regional policies and processes to engage with municipal authorities during implementation of transit infrastructure.
Collaborates with and provides technical expertise and advice to leaders and professionals across the organization with a view towards constantly improving existing and new transit facilities in support of TransLink’s customer experience objectives and other regional and municipal plans.
Develops technical reports and presentation materials to support discussions with Senior Leadership, Executives, elected and appointed officials, including the Board and Mayors’ Council.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders, including advisory committees, staff at other government and public agencies, and other organizations and interest groups in order to understand needs, maintain open communication, provide technical support and advice, and proactively resolve issues of low to moderate impact, risk and complexity.
Collaborates with internal stakeholders to scope and facilitate public, stakeholder, and partner consultation processes; collects, analyzes and reports out on consultation feedback from elected officials, policy makers, partners, stakeholders, and public to help identify issues and opportunities.
Oversees the work of multi-disciplinary contractors and consultants; provides work direction and monitors contract compliance.
Provide coaching, mentorship, technical guidance, and input on development and performance management to junior planning staff where applicable.