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Traffic Engineering Supervisor

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Public Works Department
Requires a Traffic Engineering Supervisor

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position, should you be selected, please contact the Human Resources Division at

Reporting to the Manager of Operations, the Traffic Engineering Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that best practice approaches are used to enhance the safe movement of all users (vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists) on roadways, sidewalks and pathways. The candidate will be responsible for working collaboratively with the public, internal clients and external customers on the implementation of transportation technologies, strategies, policies and procedures related to traffic management and the provision of various operational services. 

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Manage a small team of traffic and road safety-oriented technical staff by providing guidance, training, supervision and leadership.
  • Scheduling and assigning of work, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and providing performance feedback.
  • Ensure the coordination of effective programs that include the school crossing guards, road patrol, street lighting inspection/maintenance and various seasonal operating contracts such as senior’s snow removal, sidewalk snow clearing and grass cutting.
  • Develop multi-year divisional work plans in support of corporate priorities and initiatives, as well as developing guidance documents to assist with providing safe traffic solutions in both our urban and rural communities.
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with members of Council, Durham Regional Police, the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Ministry of Transportation and neighbouring municipalities on a regular basis while delivering on departmental objectives.
  • Provide a proactive and citizen-focused approach to investigate and respond to local traffic concerns and, as necessary, manage open houses and public meetings.
  • Prepare technical and corporate reports on various transportation issues that are received from citizens, staff and members of Council.
  • Manage and provide planning and budgeting support for Special Events, Road Construction and other emergency road closure and detour traffic control requirements.
  • Represent the Municipality on coordinating committees that include the Active Transportation and Safe Roads Committee (ATSR).
  • Lead the development of our upcoming Active Transportation Master Plan and manage ongoing updates.
  • Act as a technical resource to staff of internal departments, such as Planning and Development Services, Economic Development (CBOT), Legislative Services and Community Services on all traffic engineering impacts and operational controls on the road and active transportation network.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree or Diploma in Transportation or a suitable equivalent combination of education and work-related experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works.
  • Designation as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng), or a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) or suitable equivalent is preferred.
  • Proven abilities in customer service, communication, teamwork, initiative, personal accountability and adaptability.
  • Strong, effective report writing and project management skills, with the ability to achieve program objectives successfully while working towards tight deadlines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization;  including demonstrated negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills, combined with the ability to conduct oneself in a manner bestowing tact and diplomacy in a political environment.
  • Knowledgeable and familiar with the Highway Traffic Act, all relevant MTO Ontario Traffic Manual books, relevant Ontario Provincial Standards, AODA requirements related to parking, road and active transportation facilities and Municipal By-laws.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in traffic management, traffic safety and operations, including demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience, with demonstrated knowledge of traffic engineering and safety policies, legislation related to traffic engineering and regulatory control and traffic regulations approval process.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to coordinate, plan, supervise and direct the work of subordinates and knowledge of collective agreement administration and labour relations principles and practices.
  • Proven commitment to workplace safety with knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and the hazards associated with work.
  • Highly proficient in computer literacy utilizing MS Office and relevant traffic modelling software applications.
  • Valid Class G driver’s licence and reliable vehicle with automobile insurance
  • Legally able to work in Canada.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the following, at their own expense, prior to employment:

  1. A satisfactory, current (within last 180 days) Criminal Records Check (CPIC), with vulnerable sector screening from a Canadian Police Information Centre. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.
  2. Proof of a valid Ontario Drivers License and current automobile Insurance Coverage along with a current Driver’s Abstract.

Salary:  Grade 8 Non-affiliated $95,612 - $116,218 (2020 rate) and includes a comprehensive benefit package.  Subject to Pay Equity review.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Please quote:  File #97-20

Human Resources Division, Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, Ontario  L1C 3A6

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Corporate Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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