City of Grande Prairie


Traffic Engineering Supervisor

Grande Prairie, located 456 kilometres northwest of Edmonton is the youngest city in Canada and one of the fastest growing in North America.

With more Grande Prairie residents preparing for kindergarten than getting set for retirement, the median age of our community of 55,032 is a youthful 30.3.

It is a place to do business. With a spirit for innovation and entrepreneurship, we can tell you with confidence that Grande Prairie is a great place to invest, raise a family, and realize your dreams. The Grande Prairie region has an abundance of natural resources ranging from agriculture and forestry, to oil and natural gas. It is the regional centre for shopping, hospitality, recreation, culture, health care and education serving over 250,000 people.

The Job

Apply your engineering expertise in municipal infrastructure relating to traffic. As the Traffic Engineering Supervisor you will have the challenge to support a safe and sustainable community by applying best practices in design, construction and infrastructure management. In this position you will lead and act as an advisor to technical and support staff within the Engineering Services and Transportation Services groups. Your department is responsible for the City’s infrastructure/asset management of roads, traffic signals, bridges, storm drainage system, sidewalks and pathways. The department is also responsible for all Transportation Capital Projects including the annual Road Rehabilitation Program and Sidewalk Replacement programs as well as working closely with our Operations and Development areas.

Your Responsibilities

  • Your skills as a supervisor and your ability to recruit, select and hire will be high on the list of your responsibilities. As the Traffic Engineering Supervisor coaching and mentoring is second nature to you. Another important aspect of your job will be to determine the training and development needs of your group. You know what needs to be done and when.
  • Also key is your ability to administer and coordinate staff investigations of complaints/ requests regarding road safety, pedestrians, cycling, school zones, congestion, inappropriate operating practices, parking, traffic control signals, and other traffic-related problems. Is responsible for the development, organization and implementation of traffic and functional studies, including area/neighbourhood/corridor/construction and traffic management plans.
  • You will research, compile and analyse data and prepare/direct the preparation of, reports that will be presented to City Council as well as members of the public and standing committees …you will be expected to assess impacts and recommend changes where necessary.
  • You will be working with Council and other government officials along with agencies, the public, resident and business associations, dealing with transportation issues. You will be called upon to represent Engineering Services at both inside and outside meetings and committees.
  • You will provide input into the preparation of, by-laws and regulations and supervise their implementation.
  • You will oversee the installation of and/or modification to traffic control devices and develop initiatives directed at improving traffic operations to enhance public safety.
  • You quite naturally create an environment for the effective and efficient performance of high-quality traffic investigations, with a focus on customer service


  • You have Ten years of experience in Municipal Traffic or a related field.
  • You have a post-secondary education in a professional discipline that is relevant to the job or perhaps you have taken a different route and have realized an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • You are a Professional Engineering (P. Eng) through APEGA or alternatively a Professional Technologist (P. Tech) through ASET.
  • Your experience includes applying and interpreting related legislation and technical documents, including the ITE Trip Generation Manual, TAC Geometric Design Guide and TAC Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada and the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
  • You have demonstrated that you have knowledge in statistical and other analysis relating to traffic and/or transportation matters.
  • You have knowledge and hands on experience working with Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS).
  • You are proficient in the use of computers, and have experience with traffic software.
  • You are good with people you are an effective communicator both as a speaker and a writer well able to deal with every level of the organization.
  • You are comfortable delivering reports and making presentations to Council.
  • You relish the opportunity to be an active representative of the City at meetings with elected officials, the public, ratepayers and business associations, special interest groups, stakeholders, etc.
  • You bring to the job strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads; plus you have demonstrated supervision, management and leadership experience.
  • You have shown that you have the ability to handle day-to-day personnel and labour relations issues, as well as experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of others.
  • You hold a valid Province of Alberta driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle.
  • The successful candidate will be pleased on receiving a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefit package. Starting salary will depend on compensation history and qualifications.

A recent job description is available from the consultant. Further information is available on the city’s web site:

Closing Date: September 25, 2015 Please reply with a compelling cover letter; Comprehensive resume; Salary history; and three (3) work references (who will not be contacted until later in the process). Confidential inquires welcomed to Mr. Michel Savard

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