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Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC's top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!


Title Coop/Technical Student - Transportation Planning (8-Month Term)
Employment Group Union - CUPE Local 402
Overview The City of Surrey Engineering Department has an opportunity for a Civil Engineering student in its Transportation Planning Section.  The Engineering Department is a fast paced environment serving a rapidly growing city of over 475,000 residents.
 
The Transportation Planning Section is responsible for planning the long term road, bicycle and pedestrian needs for the City, managing the preparation of the annual transportation capital program and the 10 year capital program, reviewing road design projects, liaison with Transit and Provincial Road Authorities, planning for and evaluating the transportation requirements for all new development in the City, and managing the City's traffic calming program.
 
Scope
The successful candidate will work as part of a team of 7 engineering and planning professionals. The work will involve a variety of tasks related to the traffic calming program, including responding to public inquiries, problem identification, option evaluation and report preparation, and some field studies.  Additional duties will be varied, but could include conducting traffic counts, collecting engineering inventory data, assisting with the planning and implementation of bike network and pedestrian enhancements, assisting with land development reviews, assisting with the implementation of new pay parking areas, and assisting with the promotion of walking and cycling at schools. 
 
The level of responsibility will depend upon the candidate’s aptitude and initiative. The successful candidate must be a team player, who possesses the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications; collect and analyze data.
 
 
Requirements

Applicants must have completed their first year of a diploma or degree program in a related discipline. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license and a safe driving record are required. Applicants with a Class 7 BC driver’s license would be required to use their own vehicle for business purposes and purchase necessary business insurance. The City of Surrey reimburses 53 cents per kilometer for use of a personal vehicle.



The City of Surrey offers more than competitive compensation and the opportunity grow and develop in one the fastest growing and innovative municipalities in Canada.

 
The closing date for this competition is May 21st, 2013 by 4:30PM. Applications must be received prior to this date/time to be considered.
 
This position is anticipated to start in September 2013.
Department Engineering
Note Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
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