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Lead, Planning

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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As part of an automatic metro project in Montreal, under the responsibility of the Senior Vice-President, Transit, the Planning Lead coordinates and steers the technical production related to transportation and traffic planning. He supervises mobility impact studies, modelling and simulation of public transit and road traffic. He supervises proposals for restructuring (electrified) bus networks, intermodality and flow simulations. He is responsible on a daily basis for the implementation of the aspects of the project under his responsibility and ensures that the associated production schedules and budgets are respected.


General and specific responsibilities:

  • Appropriates the content of the missions to be carried out, and clarifies them with the project coordination teams and clients if necessary.
  • Ensures that the objectives of the missions for which he is responsible are met.
  • Oversees the performance of mobility assessments:
    • Supervises the collection, compilation, analysis, conversion, interpretation and updating of geomatics data and land development plans for the study areas entrusted to it (demographic, economic, legal, political, cultural, sociological, physical or other factors influencing land use, etc.).
    • Supervises the design of thematic maps and other communication documents using specialized software for projects in various fields (environment, transport, mobility...);
    • Supervises the production of diagnostic and territorial analysis reports to promote the harmonious insertion of transport systems in a dense urban fabric and to ensure the development of integrated mobility concepts consistent with the urban fabric being analysed.
    • Judges the performance of the transport network under study and proposes relevant adaptations accordingly.
  • Develops concepts for the urban integration of transport systems and the spatial organisation of urban mobility projects:
    • - Oversees the development of principles for the urban integration of a transportation system and architectural concepts in line with identified development needs.
    • Arguments his ideas and develops his planning vision by promoting active mobility.
    • Oversees studies on demand forecasting, road traffic and urban planning to measure the impacts of and on the transport system as well as modal shift.
    • Oversees simulations of road traffic, rail traffic, transport electrification...
    • Develops solutions that promote sustainable mobility (preferential measures for buses, pedestrian facilities and cycle paths).
    • Presents plans to civil, rural and regional authorities and holds public meetings to present plans, proposals or planning studies to the general public and interest groups.
  • Ensures the application of business management processes.
  • Participates in project follow-up and progress meetings with clients and partners.
  • Represents the company to its clients, prospects and partners.
  • Provides technical advice, prepares periodic reports and performs any related work, as required.
  • Participates in the development of technical offers.
  • Acts as an advisor on all matters related to his field of expertise and develops his general knowledge around the urban transportation market in Canada (subway, tramway and bus).
  • Keeps a watch on the evolution of mobility and planning tools.


Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, engineering, urban or land use planning applicable to the urban mobility sector, or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in similar positions, including 10 years in traffic analysis, network optimization and traffic simulation or other similar experience.
  • Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ), or eligible.
  • Fluency in French (spoken, read and written).
  • Proficiency in English (spoken, read and written), an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Ability to organize and plan work.
  • Methodical, rigorous and proactive.
  • Interest in acquiring, applying and transmitting new knowledge.
  • Creative and innovative spirit.



Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.