Transportation Infrastructure Manager

Are you a passionate Transportation Engineering professional looking to make meaningful contribution to the ongoing transformation of Surrey into a dynamic urban centre? City of Surrey is looking for a Transportation Infrastructure Manager to direct the implementation of the multi-modal transportation capital program.

Located 40 minutes from Vancouver, Surrey is a multicultural diverse community that speaks more than 100 languages with one-third of the population under 19 years of age. Surrey is one of Canada’s largest municipalities with thousands of kilometers of roads, sidewalks, paths, and bike lanes. The city has a significant capital program to enable safe and efficient mobility for people and goods throughout the transportation system. Set to become the most populous city in BC, the pressure on the transportation system will continue to grow and now requires a dedicated team to develop the annual capital and rehabilitation programs.

City of Surrey’s population has a growth rate of more than 10% outpacing the national average. With Surrey adding 1000 new residents each month, Surrey will surpass Vancouver in population to become the largest city in BC by 2030. This poses some unique challenges in designing a city ready for the future, especially around driving, transit, walking, cycling & road safety. There are going to be some challenging projects executed under the strategic plan to reduce reliance on cars, and creating transportation infrastructure ready for all mobility needs, reducing congestion and increasing safety for motorized and non- motorized users. Federal and Provincial government have committed an additional of $4 Billion in infrastructure needs that includes a 27 km LRT network with the construction of the first line expected to start in 2019 and be completed by 2024s, and the Pattullo bridge replacement project starting in 2019 to be completed by 2023. SCOPE The Transportation Infrastructure Manager will lead a team of professionals within the Transportation Division of the Engineering Department. The role reports to the Manager, Transportation and is accountable for developing and implementing annual and 4 year plans for all transportation infrastructure improvement or rehabilitation projects (delivery is through the Design & Construction Division), project terms of reference, associated budget, internal/external liaison and coordination, and transportation asset management, while providing customer focused service to residents, City Council, staff, businesses, stakeholders and other customers.

Expand the new Transportation Infrastructure team within the Transportation Division, including recruitment and training;
Provide direction for the Transportation Infrastructure Section and guidance to the team;
Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to monitoring transportation asset conditions, plan budget needs for the optimal state of good repair program of maintenance/rehabilitation;
Lead the City’s short-term (1 and 4 years) transportation infrastructure program by: prioritizing projects (data-driven approach), preparing TOR’s, reviewing/approving designs and associated budgets, and jointly inspecting/approving final construction with the Construction Project Managers; Transportation infrastructure projects will include walking, cycling, transit (road and bus stop works), and road improvement projects (new and upgrades); and pavement, structures and other transportation infrastructure maintenance/rehabilitation;
Local Area Service projects for transportation infrastructure; Provide transportation design expertise for major city and regional projects, such as LRT; Work with internal and external stakeholders, including external agencies, City Council and subject matter experts to ensure Surrey identifies and implements the highest priority projects with attention to details and best practices;
Ensure that all stakeholder needs are identified through regular consultation and effective communication; Monitor and prepare submissions for all funding opportunities, including TransLink funding programs;
Develop and implement systems and technologies to monitor key performance indicators and report on performance targets; Prepare reports, presentations, and respond to queries from Council, committees and the public in a timely and helpful manner;
Prepare information for social media and the website to inform the public about the transportation infrastructure program, including updates on projects; Manage, control and monitor the overall transportation infrastructure budget and ensure the effective use of financial and other resources;
Co-manage/support infrastructure within Surrey road allowance, such as fibre optics and, cell towers; Ensure alignment with City of Surrey Engineering standards, policies, and infrastructure objectives, and the City’s overarching Sustainability Charter and Public Safety Strategy; and Perform other job related duties.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field, or a combination of related education and experience;
A minimum of 10 years’ related experience in transportation planning and road design, including progressive accountability with large-scale complex projects, preferably in a technical field;
Demonstrated project management skills in a complex environment; Excellent knowledge of budgeting related to planning capital programs and implementing new projects and initiatives;  
Experience leading and managing a team of professionals;
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders both technical and nontechnical; Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent skills in delivering presentations to internal and external audiences;
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to reach mutually acceptable solutions while achieving consensus between groups; including strong negotiation skills as they pertain to contracts, multi-party agreements, and conflict resolution;
Proven experience and results in managing projects and teams under pressure; and Commitment to leading and working in alignment with the City’s Values.


If you would like to be considered for this role please send your resumes to: or call Nirad at 250.294.8048
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