Transportation Economist

Transportation Economist

ER4 Economic Research Analyst 4


Manitoba Infrastructure

Capital Planning, Infrastructure, Capital Projects

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37986

Salary(s):   ER4 $75,841.00 – $92,939.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 15, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted.

A detailed position description is available upon request.

Note: Candidate must submit a cover letter and resume clearly indicating how they meet the full qualifications of the position. 

The Capital Planning Branch is responsible for managing the annual capital programs and provides expertise in program development for short and long-term strategic capital infrastructure investment plans and policies of the department. Builds the framework and analysis for decision-making and establishing value for money across all of MI’s asset categories; and manages the maintenance, enhancements and quality assurance of data program and project systems (Construction Management System (CMS) and Manitoba Infrastructure Projects Map (MIP-Map), MI’s georeferenced, internal and public-facing map of capital projects). This position is a key member of the Transportation Systems Planning section in the Capital Planning Branch.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to work extended hours occasionally.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, planning, economics, or other transportation planning related field of study. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Extensive experience in transporation and economic planning which includes economic and financial analysis.
  • Extensive experience in regional development and provincial transportation systems.
  • Strong experience in transportation planning policy and legislation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in ArcGIS and transportation analytical tools for transportation planning and policy development. 
  • Strong analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, engineering consultants, technicians, contractors, major stakeholders and the general public.
  • Excellent written communication skills for preparing complex and significant written materials and submissions for a senior level audience. 
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to take on new challenges. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a diverse team environment. 


  • Master’s Degree in engineering, planning, economics, or other transportation planning related field.

Reporting to the Transportation Systems Planning Engineer, the Transportation Economist functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team and within a team approach, is responsible to:

  • Provide specialized advice on transportation planning and system policy issues important to the provincial government;
  • Provide advice on complex transportation investment alternatives by undertaking specialized analyses of proposed transportation investments and identifies strategy options and policy implications of alternative financing approaches;
  • Prepares reports, discussion papers, executive briefings and submissions which combine engineering, financial and economic considerations in addressing financial and economic aspects of transportation system funding requirements and policy initiatives.
  • Provide support in the development of high level and complex policy and planning service options and solutions for multimodal transportation system and infrastructure;
  • Provide specialized economic and financial analysis input to support the varied complex and high priority multi-modal transportation strategic initiatives of the branch and division;

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37986

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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