Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Transportation Technologist - Data Collection (Contract)

Markham, Ontario, Canada
Posted: April 19 - 2021

Role Summary

LEA is hiring a Data Collection Technician to join our Transportation Practice Area. This is an excellent opportunity for Traffic and Transportation Technologists who are interested in Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering career opportunities. Training will be provided for equipment handling and LEA will provide tools needed for the position.  Use of a data collection vehicle on some specific projects will be required. The successful candidate will help solve mobility challenges for different transportation systems by undertaking a wide variety of Transportation and Traffic field surveys. Hours per week are expected to be between 24 and 30 hours per week, till the COVID restrictions ease, this role can turn into full-time employment. Please refer to the duties and responsibilities for more details.


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.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct different types of Transportation Surveys, these include but are not limited to (Turning movement counts, Site trip generation, Parking lot utilization, Vehicle queue length, Travel time and more).
  • Undertake research and data collection by conducting site visits, as well as completing field surveys, analyzing data, and documenting observations.
  • Gather information that will help in producing forecasts relating to the construction of new and upgraded roads.
  • Prepare a signage and pavement marking plan in accordance with local guidelines (Ontario Traffic Manual).
  • Other exciting multi-functional learning experiences through job rotational assignments, and exposure to other fields/areas within the scope of the Transportation practice area.
  • Engineering Technology program, with a focus on transportation.
  • Travel will be a requirement for this position. A clean driving record is required, as will access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license. In some studies/surveys, a vehicle with data collection equipment will be provided.
  • Flexibility to undertake the surveys during different times of the day and may include working at night and weekends.
  • Capable of learning about and installing traffic data collection equipment, may also include installing temporary cameras.
  • Strategic and process-oriented, prefers to operate in a fast and dynamic environment.
  • Team player and able to work independently with little oversight.
  • Proficient with computer hardware and software (i.e. MS Office, Synchro, AutoCAD, GIS based tools).
  • Able to prioritize tasks with excellent organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented and commendable problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership and ability to coordinate with other data collection staff when required.

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LEA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law. We are also proud to provide an accessible work location and accommodate candidate accessibility needs for the interview. We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please contact should you require information or assistance.