Job description
    Job Category: Project Management
    Division & Section: Environment & Climate, Environment & Climate Outreach
    Work Location: UNION STATION, 65 Front St W, Toronto
    Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy, 24 months
    Salary: $83,228.60 - $97,770.40
    Shift Information: Mon - Fri 35 hours/week
    Affiliation: Non-Union
    Qualified List will be established to fill temporary positions.
    Number of Positions Open: 1
    Posting Period: 25-NOV-2022 to 13-DEC-2022

Project Lead Environment (Smart Commute Program)

Striving towards making Toronto one of the most sustainable cities in the world, the Environment and Energy Division (EED) facilitates the development of corporate-wide and community environmental and energy policies and programs in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the entire Toronto community, guided by the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

We are a group of diverse and enthusiastic professionals dedicated to long-term environmental and energy sustainability. If you are a passionate and innovative individual with behaviour change and engagement skills and looking for an opportunity to collaborate and lead on transportation demand management (TDM) and climate action projects, this is the place for you!

In this role, you will develop, coordinate and implement TDM outreach and engagement projects with a goal to reduce single occupant vehicle trips and encourage sustainable transportation across the City.

Major Responsibilities

  • Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements.
  • Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Leads the development and implementation of TDM projects including employer and community projects across the City, with a particular focus on implementing the recommendations from the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.
  • Develops and implements outreach and engagement initiatives with a specific focus on TDM behaviour change including reducing single occupant vehicle trips, congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Communicates and promotes sustainable transportation initiatives to residents, employers and commuters.
  • Oversees assigned projects and provides contract management to ensure effective teamwork and communication and high standards of work quality to advance the Division's initiatives in a complex municipal environment.
  • Monitors projects to ensure completion in accordance with approved plans and agreements of undertaking.
  • Prepares project plans, reports and status updates for senior staff, in addition to undertaking program evaluations including tracking and quantifying program impacts, making recommendations for ongoing program enhancements, and writing reports to Council. Regularly updates documentation on Divisional initiatives.
  • Establishes, maintains and develops linkages to other divisions, agencies, boards and commissions to ensure effective partnerships.
  • Researches and reports on a range of new projects and initiatives.
  • Communicates and promotes sustainable transportation initiatives to residents, employers and commuters.
  • Attends meetings, develops and delivers presentations, plans and hosts outreach and engagement events that promote sustainable transportation options, programs, campaigns, and incentives.
  • Plans, designs and delivers public and stakeholder events and programs to encourage sustainable transportation use, encourage feedback and build relationships.
  • Creates, shares and/or exchanges information and ideas in virtual communities and social networks ensuring connectivity with the public and the development of relationships.
  • Researches, writes and designs audience-appropriate communications materials (e.g. newsletters, flyers, letters, posters, etc.).
  • Prepare reports and status updates for the senior management team, in addition to undertaking program evaluations including tracking and quantifying program impacts, making recommendations for ongoing program enhancements, and writing reports to Council.
  • Provide supervision to project team members, support staff and trainees, ensuring effective teamwork, communication and high standards of work quality to advance the Divisions initiatives in a complex workplace
  • Acts as an advocate for Smart Commute within the division with project teams, project managers, senior management, other corporate divisions and agencies, individual Councillors, other municipalities and governments.
  • Ensures that outreach and engagement activities support strategic divisional and corporate plans and programs (including but not limited to MoveTO and TransformTO).

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies, Geography, Science, Engineering, Environmental Planning, Marketing or Business with relevant working experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in delivering a Smart Commute program or other related TDM programming.
  • Experience in planning and implementing multi-stakeholder projects that are focused on behavioural change.
  • Experience conducting research, surveys, analysis, interpreting large volumes of data, summarizing findings and making recommendations based on findings and stakeholder feedback.
  • Experience writing reports, developing training, educational and/or promotional materials.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of sustainable transportations modes including transit, walking, biking, carpooling, telework and shared mobility as modes of transportation, and sensitivity to the way transportation issues affect people’s lives and communities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and staff, as well as strategic planning, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality service to clients/customers and the public.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including a proven ability to manage multiple projects at once, coupled with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent public speaking skills including the ability to speak with knowledge and assurance in front of an audience.
  • Knowledge of commute trip reduction programs, ridesharing systems, local and regional transportation initiatives, incentives and funding opportunities.
  • Interest in or experience with environment/climate change, applying for grants/funding; working with employer and community partners to implement project plans.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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