• Platform System Engineer (Contract)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 5:55 PM)
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  • Project/Program Overview

    We are currently looking for a Platforms Systems Engineer to join our Calgary team. The Platforms team is part of engineering support services and is responsible for designing, integrating, and qualifying communication system installations in a variety of platforms (such as the vehicle, static and soldier platforms).


    As a member of the Platforms Team, you will be responsible for installation designs of C4ISR systems into military land platforms. If you are looking to work in a fast paced technical environment where you can contribute through superior cable design experience in a strong team dynamic,we encourage you to apply.


    • Monitor, track and submit project metrics, gauging performance for tasks and coordinating efforts
    • Evaluate proposed system designs and determine the implications on a vehicle, static or solider platform
    • Conducting herself/himself professionally in all meetings both internal activities and customer attended events.
    • Prepare complex technical documents including: system design documents, interface control documents, requirement specifications, physical architecture documents, and test plans.
    • Develop estimates and plans for tasks, executing in accordance with established system engineering processes
    • Identify and initiate improvements within the Platforms Team focusing on process, tools and design related issues
    • Work with various specialty groups to ensure that all tasks receive the required level of expertise. Groups including HFE, ME, Safety & Reliability, E3, SE, ILS, CM, CE, SCM, and RM are all specialty groups that are commonly dealt with during the progress of a task
    • Identify and assess risks, and creating and implementing mitigation plans/options.
    • Design communications systems for vehicle, static and solider platforms utilizing knowledge of radio, networking, video, and audio components
    • Develop cable running sheets using knowledge of common protocols and physical layer constraints
    • Review cable drawings, system diagrams, bill of materials, and other technical documents
    • Initiate changes utilizing the change control process, asses impacts to design and participate in review boards
    • Conduct trade studies and alternative analysis
    • Lead the development of requirements for products or subsystems specifications
    • Lead and contributes to cross disciplinary IPTs
    • Leads technical peer reviews utilizing engineering knowledge and problem solving techniques to highlight issues, solve problems and mitigate risk
    • Conduct power analysis on Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) equipment loads for system and individual products determining implications on cables, vehicle power systems, batteries etc.    


    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic or related technical/scientific degree
    • Minimum of 4+ years of related experience
    • Knowledge of C4ISR and related system
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
    • Experience with planning and managing tasks
    • The ability to communicate complex technical problems effectively to experts and non technical individuals

     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.

    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.


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