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Route Optimization Engineer / Ingenieur Optimisation d itineraire

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Date: 20-Jul-2021

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA

Company: Purolator

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Job Description

The Route Optimization Engineer will focus on the development and maintaining of route optimization resource models enabling performance and capacity improvements. This role will be part of the high performing team whose purpose is to make sustained improvements at all levels: terminal, route and individual courier.

The successful incumbent will work with their team to successfully influence and implement successive changes inclusive of the implementation of technology to impact cost-to-serve, flexibility and quality of service.


Key Responsibilities will include:


1.     Program Management

  • Develop subject matter expertise in the route optimization tools and methodology
  • Responsible for developing, communicating, measuring, and meeting route planning and optimization performance targets
  • Support and lead the program design, development and implementation of route optimization activities assigned to geographical areas
  • Support the development of a multi-year road map


2.     Process and Implementation Lead

  • Lead, initiate and support testing and implementation of new technologies and methodologies
  • Drive compatibility of tool and processes within Purolator in a scalable environment
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures as required
  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing Concepts in a process engineering or business related function


3.     Cross Functional Integration

  • Lead initiatives and projects with cross-functional teams
  • The ability to develop, motivate and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Serve as change agent, problem solver, and team leader
  • Design and execute engineering work-streams
  • Provide technical training and support to field personnel

4.     Last Final Mile Efficiency

  • Provide strong leadership of sustainable solutions to on-road challenges and opportunities
  • Drive transformation operational efficiencies and continuous improvement for managing and meeting performance targets and initiatives
  • Build and maintain route planning resource models that enable performance and capacity improvements
  • Develop methodologies to implement for daily, weekly, and monthly route planning and optimization



  • Experience in route optimization tools and techniques as well as knowledge of best in class transportation and logistics methodologies
  • University degree (or equivalent work experience) in mechanical/industrial  engineering, logistics, mathematics and or operations research
  • 2-5 years’ experience within Operations, Engineering, or Transportation industry
  • Successfully able to implement change and enhance a team based culture within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of project planning and project management
  • Demonstrated experience in leading project and teams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with autonomy
  • Strong competency with spreadsheets, statistical analysis, word processing, database, and project management software
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Visio, process mapping





Location:                    514 - Edmonton North  
Working Conditions: Office Environment; Warehouse Environment 

Reports to:                  Director Ops Eng & Terminal Excellence 

Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.

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