Supervisor, Traffic Engineering

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Supervisor, Traffic Engineering with the Engineering and Transportation Services Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Traffic Engineering, the successful candidate will have an integral role leading traffic engineering and operations activities for the City of Guelph. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.


  • Plan, design and supervise the day-to-day activities of Traffic Engineering ensuring the efficient work scheduling of staff to collect and analyze traffic engineering data in order to develop recommendations for action which will maintain a safe, efficient flow of traffic on the municipal road system.
  • Provides visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff
  • Plan, administer and supervise the Traffic Signal group including the coordination of all traffic signal system related activities.
  • Develop and monitor annual work plans, business plans and program operating budgets for Traffic Engineering with recommendations to the Manager and General Manager for approval in accordance with established policies.
  • Plan, administer and supervise the adult school crossing guard program.
  • Develop and recommend policies, operating procedures, work methods and standards for Traffic Engineering; monitor performance and initiate corrective action as required.
  • Responsible for undertaking road safety audits and the development of various traffic control strategies to reduce the number and severity of collision on municipal roads.
  • Review and provide technical expertise on road capital projects, development applications, subdivision plans, site plans and zone change applications to determine impact on traffic operations, traffic signal control and the overall transportation network.
  • Responsible for administering and budget control for the various annual traffic signal capital projects including traffic signal controller replacement program, new traffic signal installations, minor and major traffic signal modifications and reduced speed in front of schools program.
  • Acts as a technical resource to staff in internal departments, such as Engineering, Planning, Public Operations, Economic Development, Bylaw and Community Services on all traffic engineering impacts and control on the transportation network.
  • Assist the manager in developing a staff resource chart for Traffic Engineering.
  • Track on an on-going basis, technical trends, developments, advances and best practices in the area of municipal traffic operations.
  • Ensure compliance in operations with all federal and provincial regulations / legislations and City bylaws applicable to the operations and services provided by Traffic Engineering.
  • Ensure the projects and operations are carried out within budget approved timelines.
  • Prepare and review council reports and attend Council / Committee meetings; provide support to the Manager and General Manager in preparing explanations and interpretation of applicable policies, procedures and standards in Traffic Engineering.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion a diploma in Transportation or Civil Engineering technology or closely related field and considerable experience in municipal traffic engineering and/or traffic operations. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience supervising staff or leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s license with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Possess a thorough and practical knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices, and pertinent regulations and legislation, manuals, guidelines and standards, including Ontario Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications, Ontario Traffic Manuals, Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Advanced knowledge of traffic signal design and traffic signal operation as well as traffic signal systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant civil engineering, design, estimating, procurement and inventory control practices.
  • Registered or eligible for registration through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (O.A.C.E.T.T.).
  • IMSA Traffic Signs Level II and Traffic Signals Level II certifications would be an asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders, the media and the general public
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and customer service.
  • Be able to respond to public inquiries and participate as an effective team member
  • Ability to negotiate with the public, developers, ratepayers, special interest groups, property owners, and agencies from various levels of government on sensitive and sometimes controversial projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and changing demands and priorities.
  • A satisfactory police record check (including vulnerable sector screening) would be required at time of offer.


$81,633.25 – $102,041.56

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday January 19, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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