Project Engineer, Intermediate - M1A1 (P2)

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/2/2018 10:19 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Engineering - Mechanical
Employment Type
Full Time - Regular

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

Project/Program Overview

M1A1 is a long-standing vehicle program with a long-standing product line offering, as part of the M1A1 team, this role provides diverse experience and opportunities. You will be involved in: strategic product hardware redesign for obsolescence; Lead or be an active member of Integrated Program Team meetings; Liaise between the Program Team and Production providing support/tracking of issues; Perform product testing to evaluate issues in support of obsolescence and enable test equipment functionality; and, plan and coordinate the execution of small projects within the group. If you are up for the challenge of this very active product line, we encourage you to apply for this position!


Typical Duties:

•Integrating his/her efforts with other team members' efforts (e.g., System Engineering, software engineering, component engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, test engineering and Production)
•Maintain product design revisions.
•Produce and maintain BOM’s/part lists.
•Performs design, analysis and test functions with greater emphasis on how design integrates with the rest of the unit (definition of requirements, detailed design of part or all of a circuit card with awareness of manufacturability and testability concerns).
•Analyze and manage data efficiently, prepare reports, and summarize data.
•Initiate and manage Product Data Changes (PDC) and Engineering Change Proposals (ECP).
•Develops and performs test and debug of electrical assemblies with greater emphasis on how those assemblies integrate with other parts of the system.
•Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Quality on issues related to continuous improvement programs/initiatives and production efficiencies.
•Documents his/her analyses, designs and tests (e.g., tech notes, requirements specifications, design documents, test plans, test reports, and procedures) in the format prescribed by standard templates. May assume ownership of standalone documents.
•Product management in the form of improvement, obsolescence, lead time reduction, and cost reduction.
•Process and follow-up in a timely manner all documentation required by the company, including engineering change orders, non-conformance reports, etc.
•Make observations and take measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved.
•Investigate problems, analyze root causes and derive resolutions.
•Apply process improvement tools including: LEAN, process capability studies, development and implementation of control plans, FMEA's, and the 5S principles.
•Assist Project Managers/Project Engineers on the preparation of proposals and develop bid specifications for on time submissions.
•Submit drawings/documentation on time, with quality and accuracy.
•Manage projects related to product and process improvements.
•Plan (define, estimate, schedule) assigned tasks of limited scope.
•Interface with internal and external Customers and make presentations for reviews.
•Continues to practice the principles of robust design and can generate EDF artifacts under the supervision of senior engineer


Required Skills & Experience:

•High proficiency with computers and applications such as MS Suite (Excel, Access, Project, Visio, Powerpoint).
•Has acquired knowledge about printed circuit board layout, power distribution, mechanical enclosures, stack-up and manufacturability.
•Participates in technical reviews, both as a reviewer and author.
•Familiar with Design For Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and expands knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities.
•2-5 years of product and design experience of mechanical/electrical products.
•Self-motivated team player with enthusiasm for engineering project work and an ambition to grow professionally.
•A persistent and focused work ethic.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work well as part of a design team.
•Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs.
•Process oriented but can think outside the box.
•Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
•Working experience in fast paced manufacturing environment.
•Solid time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
•Detail oriented with effective analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to manage multiple projects.
•Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
•Some travel inside and outside of Canada required. Valid Passport required.
•Working experience in creating SOW, SOR, Engineering Job Analysis, and WBS an asset.
•Experience in Quality Control/metrics an asset.
•Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) / Design For Manufacturing/Green Belt an asset.
•Lean manufacturing environment an asset.



• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Technical Degree/Certification combined with experience.


Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.


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