Traffic Engineer Job at Yukon Government in Whitehorse, YT

Highways and Public Works


Building Foundations

Inspiring Innovation

Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance, planning and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.

The Transportation Engineering Branch is responsible for the planning, design, rehabilitation and construction of different highways, bridges and transportation infrastructure throughout Yukon. There are currently approximately 45 people working at the Branch; we’re a diverse group of people who truly enjoy working together. The work is fast paced, varied and there isn’t a lot of downtime – even in the winter, as our planning and the majority of the design work is completed by our employees.

As Transportation Division’s expert in roadway safety and traffic engineering, this position improves Yukon highway safety for all road users through the development and maintenance of policies and warrants; engineering analysis to determine safe and effective configuration of traffic control devices; short and long-term studies and technical reports; and the design and management of the traffic-monitoring program.

For information about applying on a Highways and Public Works competition, contact Kylie Townend, HR Consultant at [email protected]

For more information about this job, contact Amanda Price, Manager, Planning and Programming at [email protected]

Essential Qualifications

Selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. For more information about preparing your resume for a Yukon government posting, please refer here.

Degree in Civil Engineering, or related discipline;

Recent experience developing and interpreting policies and guidelines related to traffic/highway safety;

Knowledge of Transportation Association of Canada Guidelines related to signage and traffic safety;

Experience researching and analyzing traffic/highway safety concerns and providing recommendations;

Experience with highway construction and operation; and

Experience with project, budget and contract management.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be assessed on the following competencies using Yukon Government’s Core Competency Framework:

Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility

Influencing Others

Thinking Strategically

Taking Action and Achieving Results

Demonstrating Client Focus

In addition, candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Ability to monitor traffic and calculate traffic statistics

Ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with technical staff and other stakeholders

Excellent verbal and oral communication skills

Ability to implement regulations, policies and guidelines

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:
Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence and registration with Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (within 3 months).

Job Requirements:
Travel throughout Yukon, working in adverse weather conditions, mandatory use of personal protective equipment.

Eligibility List

12 months

Post Date

13 January 2021

Close Date

27 January 2021

About the Company

Company: Yukon Government

Company Location:  Whitehorse, YT

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