Senior Engineer, Aircraft Integration & Safety Assessment

Transport Canada - Ottawa, ON (12 months ago)

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Transport Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$96,191 to $112,186

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Closing date: 1 April 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

We are accepting applications until March 29th, 2020 to create an inventory of qualified candidates. APPLY NOW! THE FIRST PULL AND REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BE DONE ON OCTOBER 16TH, 2019.

Should the inventory be extended, the retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 180 calendar days from the date of elimination at either the prescreening, the written exam, interview, or reference stage of the process. If, after having been eliminated, you resubmit an application to this process, before the retest period has elapsed, your application will not be considered.

You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the education and each of the experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications and any of the applicable asset qualifications on the Statement of Merit Criteria for the initial screening by answering the online screening questions. Please be sure to include substantiating details that clearly outline the breadth of experience as well as relevant timelines.

Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the screening criteria (Education, Experience, Essential and Asset (if applicable) may result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.


Serves as an engineering technical expert for type certification of domestic and foreign aeronautical products and all activities related to determination of airworthiness regulations and standards (including participation in certification tests).

Technical involvement covers the entire spectrum of aviation products/technologies that are both designed and certified in Canada or in foreign countries. This includes transport and general aviation fixed-wing airplanes, transport and general purpose helicopters, aircraft engines, balloons / airships, APUs, and avionics equipment.

Responsible for delivering a wide range of certification safety assessment activities and directing multidisciplinary teams of technical specialists in areas such as aircraft-level and systems safety, development assurance, aircraft/system integration, certification maintenance requirements and related matters. Plans, coordinates and leads a wide range of complex aircraft–level activities, providing technical leadership to Engineering, Flight Test and Continuing Airworthiness teams and subject matter expert panels. Develops and represents the Engineering division and Transport Canada positions on safety assessment technical matters at international industry and regulatory technical forums.

Functions as a resource for all Engineering divisions (e.g. advanced flight controls, mechanical systems, power plants, avionics, etc.) and Flight Test specialists for the interpretation and establishment of technical standards and associated advisory materials in the areas of aircraft and systems safety. Assumes leadership, as required, during certification testing to direct and coordinate the activities to ensure certification objectives are achieved.

Work environment

Our office is located at 159 Cleopatra Drive in Nepean, Ontario.

Intent of the process

The results of this inventory will initially be used to staff 1 position indeterminately.

A pool of candidates will be established to staff similar or identical positions with various linguistic profiles and/or requirements (English or Bilingual Imperative BBB), with various tenures (term, indeterminate) and/or the security clearance (reliability or secret), which may vary according to the position being staffed at Transport Canada. Consequently, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

ED: Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in an engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.


OC: Eligibility for certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.

Note 1: Candidates will be asked to provide proof of education or eligibility for certification.

Note 2: Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Degree equivalency

EX1: Significant * experience in the application of the principles and processes for conducting aircraft safety assessments of complex, highly integrated aeronautical products

EX2: Significant* experience in the application of the System Development Assurance processes for complex and highly integrated aircraft systems including the interaction with the safety assessment process.

EX3: Experience in the application of the engineering principles, practices, and current technologies related to aircraft systems integration.

  • Significant engineering experience is defined as follows: Candidate has progressively acquired increasing responsibilities related to engineering in the aerospace industry.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


AEX1: Experience in assessing aircraft systems regulatory standards and aircraft design compliance documentation.

AEX2: Experience in the design, development, test, evaluation and civil certification of aircraft systems.

AEX3: Experience in the use of reliability and maintainability principles and methodologies related to aircraft systems design and certification.

AEX4: Experience in auditing of organizations in a technological environment.

AEX5: Experience in leading multidisciplinary teams in an aircraft certification engineering environment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of the safety assessment principles, failure assessment methodologies of ARP 4761 and relevant regulations and guidance materials as related to complex, highly integrated aircraft systems design.
K2: Knowledge of ARP 4754A System Development Assurance processes and its interaction with the safety assessment process as related to complex and highly integrated aircraft systems design.
K3: Knowledge of civil aviation design domestic and international regulations and standards, advisory material, policies and practices related to aircraft systems certification.

KLC1: Values and ethics
KLC2: Thinking things through
KLC3: Engagement
KLC4: Excellence through results

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally
A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A3: Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents associated with aircraft systems.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Must be willing and able to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and weekends as required.
Security clearances - Secret security level relevant to the position being staffed.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written examination, an interview and a reference check will be part of the candidates' assessment.

Candidates from outside the Federal Public Service will be required to pay for their own travel expenses at the various phases of testing/assessment.

You will be required to provide proof of your education credentials at the time of assessment. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. Therefore if you don’t have a Canadian equivalency, please contact the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) at 416-962-9725 or by email at:

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.