Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Senior Transportation Planner

Markham, Ontario, Canada
Posted: January 5 - 2021

Role Summary

LEA is currently seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to join LEA’s Transportation Practice Area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic company of leading professionals with a solid track record of financial success. Qualified candidates will have experience in formulating simulation models of transportation problems, utilizing a set of different industry software (Emme, VISSIM, AIMSUN and traffic analysis software Synchro/SimTraffic). Successful applicants will have demonstrated their knowledge of transportation methods and transportation planning principles.


Why Join Us?

LEA is a reputable, well established employee-owned professional services firm comprised of engineers and planners. LEA provides consulting services for planning, design, and construction administration of Infrastructure, including Civil, Transportation, Transit, Structures, and Infrastructure Systems projects.

  • Our mindset is on the recruitment of like-minded high-performing individuals.
  • We are a medium-sized company with a Strategic Plan for growth and expansion.
  • We are employee-owned: about one-third of our employees are shareholders.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit, engaging in stimulating projects with plenty of room for advancement and career growth.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package.
  • We prioritize employee mentorship and training opportunities to reach your fullest potential.
  • We have a collaborative work environment with flexible hours.
  • We balance work-life by unwinding with regular social events such as Golf Day, theatre, sporting events, canoeing, and bowling to name a few.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Take a lead role in long range transportation planning, transportation demand forecasting, transportation microsimulation, and travel demand management.
  • Apply transportation methods, planning principles, standard industry and new evaluations and analysis to support the planning, design and implementation of transportation projects.
  • Formulate simulation models of transportation problems, relating constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives and their numerical parameters.
  • Perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and reformulate models as necessary.
  • Collaborate with senior managers and decision makers to identify and solve a variety of transportation related problems and to clarify management objectives.
  • Interpret data from traffic modelling software and incorporate into transportation models.
  • Develop knowledge of and familiarity using travel demand modeling and analysis, project-level alternatives analysis and traffic operations analysis.
  • Apply strong written and oral communication skills in presentation of work activities to internal project teams and external client and stakeholder groups.
  • Other exciting transportation-related assignments as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Planning, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in planning and modelling.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario, or a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).
  • Applicable knowledge of transportation planning principles and jurisdictional design guidelines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of industry-relevant software (e.g. AIMSUN, VISSIM, Synchro, Microsoft Office).
  • Proficient skills in various macro/meso/micro-simulation modelling in Emme, VISSIM, AIMSUN and traffic analysis software Synchro/SimTraffic.
  • Strategic and process-oriented, prefers to operate in a fast and dynamic environment.
  • Team player, able to prioritize tasks with exceptional skills.
  • Detail-oriented and satisfactory problem-solving skills.

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We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. LEA is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact should you require information or assistance.