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Toronto, ONFull-time, Temporary$110,965 – $130,367 a year

Job ID: 4315

Job Category: Operations & Maintenance

Division & Section: Transportation Services, Traffic Management, Traffic Systems Maintenance

Work Location: 703 Don Mills Road

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy (12 months)

Salary: $110,965.40 – $130,366.60, Wage Grade 8, PSG TM1444. Please note: The salary reflects 2019 rates

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 27-Apr-2020 to 18-May-2020


Job Summary:


Reporting to the Director, Traffic Management, the Manager of the Traffic Systems Maintenance Unit shall manage the maintenance of all of the City’s street lighting and electrical transportation technologies including the strategies, policies, programs and procedures. The Traffic Systems maintenance Unit provides oversight to maintenance and state-of-good repair for street lighting and all traffic control devices, permanent/temporary video and traffic data collection devices, RESCU intelligent transportation systems plant, and all electronic plant in relation to transit signal priority infrastructure, cycling infrastructure and in relation to the Vision Zero road safety plan. The Manager of the Traffic Systems Maintenance Unit also provides oversight to the City’s Electrical Maintenance Contract as well as the City’s Street Lighting Contract with Toronto Hydro.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements associated with the maintenance and state-of-good-repair of the City’s electrical assets.
  • Manages, motivates and trains the unit’s staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others.
  • Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments and recommends disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Develops, recommends and administers the annual budget for the unit, and ensures that the unit’s expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Provides leadership in the allocation of staff and material resources and the application of advanced technologies for the delivery of traffic safety and efficiency services for the entire City, including the installation, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices, street and expressway lighting plant, traffic signal systems, Transportation Operation Centre and, expressway and arterial road traffic management.
  • Provides oversight to the City’s Electrical Maintenance Contract including planning, budgeting and forecasting in the context of emergency maintenance, regular preventative maintenance and planned work maintenance
  • Provides oversight to the City’s contract with Toronto Hydro for Street lighting state-of-good repair including planning, budgeting and forecasting of work
  • Reviews and assesses effectiveness of maintenance operations to ensure standards are met and/or exceeded.
  • Develops and implements equitable solutions to the resolution of traffic management and safety maintenance related issues (e.g. traffic signal transit priority, audible pedestrian signals, safety initiatives, new lamp technology which reduces energy consumption), including the use of new technologies and product testing in response to Council directives related to improved traffic safety, efficiencies and reduced costs.
  • Manages the maintenance program for traffic systems and oversight of street lighting systems to ensure infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair. Provides advice and counsel to the Transportation Asset Management Unit, to ensure that adequate capital budget funds are allocated to accommodate City needs. Manages the City’s traffic systems maintenance and installation.
  • Manages the investigation and preparation of recommendations on all transportation and traffic safety related maintenance related issues and problems brought forward by the public, Councillors or staff for pedestrians, cyclists, private vehicles, transit vehicles and commercial vehicles.
  • Ensures that investigations and subsequent recommendations meet legislative requirements, approved policies, technical standards as well as sound transportation engineering principles.
  • Provides technical expertise and reviews the traffic management components on development proposals to ensure public safety and the maintenance of efficient traffic flow by identifying the requirements that have to be satisfied by the developer.
  • Represents the division on issues related to the respective unit’s responsibilities at public advisory group meetings and Standing Committees as required including the provision of expert advice on traffic and safety matters.
  • Ensures that contractors and consultants deliver the products and services for which they are contracted through the introduction and application of the required quality control/quality assurance methodologies.
  • Acts as City representative on provincial, national and international transportation organizations.
  • Acts as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board, coroners’ inquests, mediations and legal proceedings.
  • Acts as the Traffic Management Centre representative on city-wide initiatives such as the preparation of special event plans, Emergency Response Plans and contingency planning for respective unit.


Key Qualifications:


  • Completed post-secondary education/training pertinent to the job function (Civil Engineering Technology, Electrician, Engineer preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable management experience gained through progressively more responsible positions held in business, commerce or a municipal environment.
  • Considerable experience in project management, specifically leading complex projects.
  • Extensive experience in Transportation Services related traffic operations and activities.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying the Highway Traffic Act, Provincial Offences Act as it pertains to red light cameras and automated speed enforcement.
  • Knowledge of various legislation related to the field, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Experience effectively dealing with senior levels of management, conducting meetings, resolving problems and issues at various levels.
  • Experience in leading, directing and managing a diverse workforce in a fast paced politically sensitive, customer service oriented environment
  • Strong management leadership skills evidenced by past successful performance.
  • Effective decision maker with a track record demonstrating innovation and results oriented leadership, fiscal accountability, customer service orientation, the ability to promote and foster teamwork, and establish and operate in an environment which provides the capacity for excellence.
  • Ability to lead change within a complex organization, and ability to manage diverse stakeholder needs and interests and build effective relationships within a unionized environment.
  • Excellent strategic and lateral thinking skills, in combination with strong analytical, technical and planning skills
  • Excellent business management, financial and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Ability to function as a fully accountable program leader and as a member of a management team.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Division, maintain relations and work with other divisions, external agencies and the general public, elected officials, internal and external clients and consultants.
  • Knowledge of sound accounting and financial principles and practices.
  • A thorough understanding of contract management with the ability to prepare tender documents and contract agreements, and award and monitor contracts.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and achieve results by effectively managing a diverse group of staff.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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