Traffic Technologist – City of Coquitlam

March 13, 2024

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Job Description


Traffic Technologist

Temporary Full Time
About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

About You / What We Are Looking For 
Coquitlam is at an exciting time in its transportation development, with both residential as well as commercial development providing exciting challenges and opportunities. We are seeking to add a temporary member to our Traffic Operations team. You will be one of three Technologists contributing to the efficient and safe functioning of transportation systems. You will work in tandem with engineers and other professionals to implement transportation plans, address community needs, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
You will be responsible for supervising and/or conducting traffic studies in response to requests from the public and for reviewing development plans and traffic consultants’ submissions. The position will also coordinate the design review and construction inspection of streetlights and traffic signals. You will also be managing Capital Projects related to upgrades to the City’s Traffic Signal System.
This is a temporary role to cover a leave of absence. It is expected to be two to twelve months in duration. Although, this is a full-time role, we may consider candidates interested in working lesser hours to cover this absence through an auxiliary, part-time opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma from a recognized technical institute in an appropriate discipline (Civil, Transportation Engineering, or Electrical/Electronics )
  • Work experience with emphasis in the traffic /transportation field
  • Certification or eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist within the Province of BC
  • Valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence or an equivalent and a clean driver’s abstract

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Synchro and Sim Traffic
  • Considerable knowledge of traffic signal operations and principals
  • Knowledge of municipal traffic operations

What We Offer: 
This CUPE position has an hourly rate range of $44.20 – $52.20. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off program. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer 
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on March 27, 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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