Senior Transportation Planner

planning roads & transportation
Location: City of Whitehorse, YT
Type: full-time
Posted On: Feb 25, 2020
Closing Date: Mar 12, 2020

Yukon Employment

We are looking to hire 1 permanent candidate in Whitehorse Yukon. Temporary Assignments & Secondments may be considered with your supervisor’s prior approval.
Government of Yukon > Highways and Public Works Department > Transportation Planning Branch
We are looking for an experienced planner to join our team! This position will work as a senior member of our Transportation Planning Unit. You will work closely with management and employees to develop long-term transportation network plans, develop our 5-year capital plan, and implement comprehensive divisional plans that promote consistency and improves integration with asset management objectives for our network. Learn more about what the Yukon has to offer and all the benefits of working for our Government.
Who are we looking for?
  • An experienced planner with strong stakeholder relations, project management, and people management skills
What will you be doing?
  • Work within a supportive team to develop and improve the planning functions across the transportation division
  • Leading the development of the 5-Year Capital Plan
  • Leading submissions to maximize federal recoveries for projects identified in our plan
  • Leading the development and refinement of a long-term transportation network plan
  • Coaching and supporting staff in the delivery of the portfolio and in their professional development
  • Represent the Division at conferences, seminars, and inter and intra-departmental committees
Why you might like working for us?
  • Lead infrastructure plans that have widespread impact on those that use transportation infrastructure throughout the territory.
  • Lead projects that help support climate change objectives by leading projects such as electrification of the highway network and Zero-Emission-Vehicle implementation.
  • Looking to gain or develop project management or change management experience within a supportive and innovative team
The Government of Yukon is made up of several departments and corporations. They deliver the programs and services mandated by Yukon’s laws. Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose.  Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.
The Transportation Planning Branch applies a systematic approach to the planning and management of our assets. We streamline and improve systems to allow the Transportation Division to deliver programs more efficiently and effectively. We pride ourselves on our innovative and solution-focused culture and approach. Click this link to read more about our branch and the awesome initiatives we are involved in!
For more information about this job, contact Richard Gorczyca, Director of Transportation Planning at
Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications listed below – specifically – how your work experiences and related duties align with these essential qualifications. Ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience. For more information about preparing your resume for a Yukon government posting please refer to Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, economics, land-use management or transportation related discipline with some experience in the planning profession;
  • Experience carrying out and managing economic and/or policy research and analysis of transportation issues and projects;
  • Experience managing and delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders;
  • Leadership and supervisory experience would be considered an asset
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners is an asset
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment as well as work independently;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate projects;
  • Ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with senior management, and other stakeholders; and
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies.
Additional Information
Conditions of Employment: Must possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent
Job Requirements: Travel and mandatory use of personal protective equipment.
Eligibility List: 12 months