Project Manager – Infrastructure Planning

Project Manager – Infrastructure Planning



Requisition #                           2310293X

Division                                   Transportation Services

Section                                    TRS Infrastructure Management, TRS Svcs Infra Transit Projects Unit

Work Location                         NORTH YORK CIVIC CENTRE, 5100 YONGE ST

Job Type                                  Temporary, Full-Time

Temporary Duration                 27.0  Months

Salary/Rate                               $102,029.20 - $119,883.40 / Year

Shift Information                      Monday to Friday; 35 Hours Per Week

Affiliation                                 Non-Union

Number of Positions Open      2

Posting Date                            31-Aug-2018

Expiry date                               14-Sep-2018


Job Description


Work for the City you Love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Project Manager – Infrastructure Planning. 


What are your key accountabilities?

In this role, you will lead and facilitate complex and multidisciplinary planning and engineering studies related to transportation infrastructure to enhance the delivery of the Regional Express Rail and SmartTrack initiatives.

Reporting to the Manager, Transit Projects, situated within the Transportation Services Division, the position will function within the following key competencies:

  • Project Management to manage Infrastructure Planning project deliverables and inter-divisional program coordination and development in a complex municipal environment, including: monitoring service standards and delivery levels to ensure quality assurance/quality control and adherence to schedule, budget and project scope; to plan and execute capital projects, applying project management body of knowledge.
  • Technical Knowledge, Research & Analysis to undertake complex, multidisciplinary planning and engineering studies such as environmental assessments, feasibility studies, and preliminary design/constructability assessments, to review functional plans, and detailed design drawings, and to provide technical advice to ensure that the Transportation needs are considered in transportation infrastructure decisions and are in compliance with Ontario and other recognized design guidelines for Transit facilities.
  • Relationship Building & Consultation to manage iterative and strategic consultation processes in support of capital projects by developing and working with interdivisional, interdisciplinary and interagency teams while addressing political, community, business and other stakeholder (e.g. City Councillors, staff and all City divisions, citizen groups, businesses, individuals, property owners, etc.) interests.
  • Resource Management & Compliance to allocate capital budget funds, develop business cases, and ensure that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations; to lead the purchasing planning, including the development of Terms of Reference, scope of work, specifications and materials for all purchasing call documents, including RFQ, RFP, REOI, and RFI; to liaise between Purchasing & Materials Management Division and program staff to complete briefings, perform site inspections during the proposal stage, evaluate proposals, make selection recommendations; to execute legal agreements and contracts; to manage contracts with selected vendors, including compliance with legislation; to monitor and evaluate performance of consultants and/or contractors' progress and related capital project deliverables.

Note: a full job description will be provided to candidates who are considered further in this competition process.


Who is our ideal candidate?

You are someone who demonstrates expertise in project management and stakeholder engagement, bringing a high degree of conceptual ability and strategic thinking to develop creative solutions to complex issues. Your highly developed skills in establishing performance objectives and measures enable you to enhance the on-going performance and the standard of excellence in the Division. You are fiscally prudent, and manage resources effectively, ensuring the public interest is maintained.

You have technical industry knowledge (i.e. project management body of knowledge), including knowledge of transportation engineering and planning principles, standards, designs, guidelines, and applications, giving you an awareness and an ability to continually provide strategic consultation to a leadership team, colleagues and stakeholders. Knowledge thereof includes: Environmental Assessment Act, Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Traffic Manuals, Ontario Water Resources Act, Clean Water Act, and Environmental Protection Act, regulations, other applicable policies, technical standards and guidelines. You also have knowledge of relevant policies and government legislation, including Occupational Health and Safety Act.

You thrive in an organizational culture that emphasizes innovation, continuous learning, collaboration, transparency, accountability and trust, with a strong code of ethics and integrity to support public service excellence. You can manage and grow a culture that champions equity, diversity, and respectful workplaces, supports service excellence and promotes the best interests of the City of Toronto.


Your application should describe:

  1. Extensive experience managing/leading complex multidisciplinary projects in Transportation Planning or Engineering, Infrastructure Planning or Design, or Environmental Assessments.
  2. Considerable experience in a project management leadership role, delivering projects, activities and assignments from inception through to implementation with minimal direction while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests.
  3. Post-secondary education in planning, civil engineering, environmental studies, project management or a discipline pertinent to the job function combined with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2310293X, by September 14, 2018.


Employment Equity

The City of Toronto is dedicated to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the residents we serve and promoting diversity at all levels in a dynamic, inclusive and barrier-free environment The City of Toronto is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women

Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting job ID #2310293X and the job classification title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.