Transportation Planner

Our thriving Victoria branch is looking to add talented and enthusiastic Transportation Planner to join our existing team of professional planners, engineers, and other professionals working with local communities on Vancouver Island.  

Our planning practice excels at providing professional planning services to clients who are dealing with the interconnections between governance, policy, finance, community design, land use, mobility, and infrastructure. More and more of our clients are looking for innovative ideas and customized solutions based on an integrated perspective of these fields.

This position presents a significant opportunity for someone passionate about transportation planning as a career path to directly contribute to improving Vancouver Island communities through the growth of Urban Systems’ local transportation planning practice, drawing on resources both locally and across our Western Canada branches.

As a member of our transportation planning practice, you can expect to be involved in:

  • Providing planning support on a broad range of transportation planning projects including but not limited to multi-modal and active transportation, school travel planning, corridor planning, parking management and transit planning
  • Conducting research, analysis, and report writing
  • Spreadsheet development, statistical analysis and technical study
  • GIS Mapping
  • Researching best practices
  • Supporting communication and engagement
  • Providing interpretations of legislation, regulations, and policies
  • Assisting in the preparation of planning documents, technical studies and preparing presentations for clients and public meetings
  • Providing support at community engagement and stakeholder events
  • Collaborating with the existing team to develop public engagement materials such as open house panels, newsletters, brochures and community surveys
  • Attending meetings and liaising with clients.


About You

Our preferred candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field, with preference given to candidates that hold a master’s degree. Past relevant experience providing transportation planning services for municipalities, regional districts, transportation service providers and Indigenous communities is an asset, as is a demonstrated interest in the transportation field and/or supplemental study or training specific to transportation.

The following attributes would be key to success in this role:

  • Demonstrated interest in transportation planning as a career path and dedication to improving communities through enhanced multi-modal solutions.
  • A service-oriented mindset with a passion for serving urban, rural, and indigenous communities on Vancouver Island and throughout Western Canada.
  • A self-starter who is opportunity-seeking and looking to expand and/or grow entrepreneurial traits and behaviours.
  • A belief in the value of teamwork and demonstrated ability to collaborate, learn, and think creatively when working with a range of perspectives.
  • A willingness and desire to work in a variety of practices areas for a variety of clients;
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated proficiency in writing, verbal, and visual communication.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills that involve technical and non-technical matters
  • Strong organizational capabilities, demonstrating project management skills and the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with variable teams and competing deadlines.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for research and the ability to efficiently and quickly translate complicated concepts into materials and deliverables for various audiences.
  • An ability to make connections with colleagues and industry partners demonstrating curiosity for process, opportunities, and personal development.
  • An ability to thrive in a self-directed work environment, take initiative and consistently deliver high-quality work.
  • You are early in your careers and committed to ongoing personal and professional development and are passionate about the field of transportation.


About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have over four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of 450 people, across multiple branches, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.


Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities;
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things;
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment;
  • Ongoing career development and learning; and
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition.