Airworthiness Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa

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We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Airworthiness Engineer to support our Aerospace Research Centre. The Airworthiness Engineer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Flight Research Laboratory (FRL) operates a small fleet of highly modified research aircraft to meet the flight research needs of partners and clients in the Canadian aerospace sector and other sectors requiring airborne operations. Modifications to the aircraft in support of these research projects are performed in-house by a highly qualified team of designers, engineers, and fabricators. The modification process is governed by the FRL engineering policy and procedures manual and meets airworthiness standards through an internally driven compliance process.

The incumbent will be expected to deliver engineering expertise and advice on the structural analysis, design, development and installation of scientific equipment and aircraft modifications required for flight research projects. He/she will serve as an in-house resource during project development to identify and communicate airworthiness issues to support personnel, and ensure that proposed aircraft installations meet NRC/FRL and Transport Canada airworthiness requirements. The incumbent will provide engineering oversight during aircraft modifications; and will be expected to interact with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, test pilots, engineers, designers, fabrication and aircraft maintenance personnel.

In joining our team, you will enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

A Bachelor’s degree in aeronautical or mechanical engineering.

A Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related field would be considered an asset.

Any of the above degrees with an aircraft structures specialization would be considered an asset.

Eligibility for membership as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEO).

Extensive structural analysis experience with an aircraft manufacturer, or aircraft repair and overhaul facility, or an organization that performs and documents major aircraft structural modifications;
Significant experience in the certification of aeronautical products or structural modifications to aeronautical products in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations or another regulatory system; and
Basic experience in conducting Finite Element Analysis of aircraft structures using ANSYS or MSC/Nastran and preparing structural analysis reports.

Assets :
•Experience leading teams;
•Experience managing projects;
•Industrial or government experience in providing airworthiness oversight for a fleet of aircraft; and
•Qualifications equivalent to a Transport Canada Design Approval Representative (Structures).

Technical Competencies
•Solid knowledge of aerospace structures and related design and analysis techniques;
•Ability to analyze structures with computer based tools (eg. finite element analysis, etc.);
•Knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS); and
•Knowledge of project management concepts and principles.

Condition of Employment:
•Secret (II). A Secret clearance must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
•Must be able to obtain and maintain a Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) from the Ottawa Airport Pass Control Office.
•Working conditions: This position requires work to be performed on and around aircraft, and candidates must be physically able to perform the duties of this position. These duties include: working from elevated platforms, lifting moderate weights, and wearing personal protective equipment such as a respirator and safety goggles. The candidate is expected to work with chemicals and materials commonly found in the aircraft industry.
•Ability to fly as a member of FRL aircraft crew.

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