Senior Project Engineer (2 Permanent positions)

Job title: Senior Project Engineer (2 Permanent positions)

Company: Nav Canada

Job description: Job Posting Title Senior Project Engineer (2 Permanent positions)

Job Category Systems Engineering

Language Requirements English / Anglais

Flexible Work Agreement Type Hybrid / Hybride

Posting End Date 2024-03-20

Job Grade EN-ENG-4

Pay Range $109,926 – $135,839

Job Summary The Senior Project Engineer position is an exciting opportunity to be part of NAV CANADA’s Deployment Services Planning and Design team. The team plays a pivotal role in overseeing the implementation of various technology deployments including communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management systems; crucial for maintaining the safety and efficiency of Canada’s civil airspace.

As a Senior Project Engineer reporting to a Deployment Manager, you will operate within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team environment. Your responsibilities will encompass the formulation of plans to facilitate the completion of large capital projects, developing site and system designs/specifications to meet operational requirements, and procuring products/services necessary to implement solutions. This role involves active engagement with stakeholders both within and outside the organization. Additionally, you will collaborate with and knowledge share with junior engineers as part of the Deployment Services team.

The Senior Project Engineer is a fully qualified Engineer with a thorough knowledge of project delivery methodologies, construction design and management, and consultant/contract management. This knowledge is supplemented with significant experience working with systems in the field environment through design, installation, project implementation, and life-cycle support, and incorporates a thorough understanding of system interrelationships and operational use.

Job Description

What NAV CANADA offers you:

  • Challenging, team-oriented work environment
  • Competitive compensation and flexible benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Diverse and inclusive workforce

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prepare detailed plans, tender drawings, and specifications for a diverse project portfolio. Project types may include:
  • Communication Sites
  • Navigation Sites
  • Surveillance Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Provide technical support for national capital program development and formulation of national strategies to meet operational needs.
  • Develop plans to meet project or site-specific requirements.
  • Prepare detailed plans, system designs, and specifications for the provision and implementation of electronic systems to meet operational, technical and safety requirements.
  • Manage large multi-disciplined projects with dollar values usually less than $500K, but occasionally in the $500K to $1M range.
  • Provide prompt assistance when requested to investigate technical problems with in-service operational systems.
  • Actively promote a Safety and Quality culture which ultimately will be reflected in the quality of the finished product delivered to client groups.

Job Requirements


  • B. Eng (Electrical, Systems, Civil, Mechanical, Structural) from a recognized Canadian university, or certification as a Professional Engineer in Canada.
  • Professional Certification: Member or eligible to be a member in a Professional Engineering Association in Canada.


  • Minimum 5 years work experience in the planning, design and implementation of safety or mission critical projects.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing communication sites or similar remote infrastructure.
  • Extensive experience implementing communication towers or similar infrastructure.
  • Extensive experience delivering medium to large scale projects without close supervision.
  • Extensive experience working with clients to gather requirements/design specifications.
  • Experience in consultant management and contract administration.
  • Experience scheduling and monitoring construction projects throughout Canada.


  • Strong knowledge of construction methodologies and site implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering practices related to designing communication sites, towers, or other remote infrastructure.
  • Strong knowledge of theory and principles of engineering science and of the practices in specialized field of engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of Professional engineering standards and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated skills in project management methodologies, techniques. and disciplines for large projects. PMP designation is an asset.


  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to develop new solutions, designs and plans.
  • Ability to systematically analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and/or review comprehensive studies, to prepare and/or review reports on specific aspects of unusual problems with existing or proposed operations or facilities.
  • Ability to analyze, investigate, evaluate, make decisions and implement solutions.
  • Ability to write specification, standards, statements of work and general engineering documents.

Personal Suitability:

  • Able to establish effective working relations with colleagues, associates and officials of government agencies.
  • Able to identify unusual problems and critical areas that may affect other work and in effectively applying standards, specifications, precedents and resources.
  • Able to resolve unusual problems that may affect work in other areas, effectively applying precedents and resources, and devising novel methods of using existing engineering knowledge

Working conditions:

  • Work location is Ottawa – Technical Systems Centre, Hunt Club Road. Position will require on site office work with the possibility of flexible arrangements in accordance with NAV CANADA’s Flex work Policy in effect.
  • This position requires occasional travel across the country.

NAV CANADA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you do not believe that you match every job requirement listed on this job posting, we still encourage you to apply. NAV CANADA encourages a culture of learning and growth, and recognizes that although some technical skills are mandatory, many others can be taught.

Our Company strives to create an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If you require accommodations during this competition process, please ensure that you inform the interview coordinator or hiring manager of any accommodation measures you may require. NAV CANADA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities as required.

The successful candidate must meet the security requirement of the position and be legally able to work in Canada.

At NAV CANADA, safety is our priority. We require pre-employment drug screening for all candidates offered positions designated as safety sensitive in accordance with NAV CANADA’s Drug and Alcohol policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. –

Expected salary: $109926 – 135839 per year

Location: Ottawa, ON

Job date: Fri, 08 Mar 2024 07:31:10 GMT

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