A220
  • 15-Oct-2020 to 30-Oct-2020 (CST)
  • 30086-800 Engineering
  • Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000. 

From its first helicopter manufacturing facility in 1984 to the production of A220 Family single-aisle jetliners today, Airbus has significantly increased its presence in Canada.

Airbus' ties to Canada were deepened in October 2017 when Airbus sought to acquire a majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (renamed Airbus Canada Limited Partnership in June 2019), the entity that manufactures and sells Bombardier's single-aisle C Series jets- rebranded the A220 Family, with its two versions designated the A220-100 and A220-300.  The partnership markets, manufactures and supports the A220 Family worldwide.

Description of the job

Reporting directly to the A220 Head of Engineering, the jobholder manages a team of Engineers and Technologists supporting the Avionics, Electrical/Wiring/EMC and Cabin Systems Work Packages of the A220 aircraft program. The jobholder will be responsible for management of multi-discipline engineering teams to ensure that aircraft systems meet the safety, reliability and economical program requirements. The jobholder will direct/control the activities of the Integration team involved in various engineering fields: systems design and integration, software development and certification, aircraft level integration, ARP4754. The jobholder will show leadership in order to achieve strategic initiatives, engage various internal and external stakeholders in meeting engineering commitments and provide management direction in support of various program initiatives (cost reduction, weight reduction, change management, and others).

In your role, you will:

  • Manage the systems engineering team performance and ensure deliverables are delivered on time, within budget to satisfy program expectations
  • Lead the Systems Engineering team in utilizing Key Performance Indicators and AES tools to improve department's performance and meet or exceed program requirements
  • Identify gaps in performance and implement corrective actions to ensure achievement of objectives
  • Work in a multi-disciplined operation to create an environment that promotes excellence, innovation, and mobilizes employees to continuously strive for improvement
  • Engage with engineering team to resolve key program emerging issues, and ensure cross functional teams are focused on timely resolution
  • Work with Airbus on cost reduction opportunities within a MFT (Multi-Functional Team) environment; work on knowledge sharing and adoption of best practices, and support the integration of the A220 program in the Airbus family
  • Develop mechanisms to improve performance and initiate improvements, changes or creation of new engineering processes and procedures; working closely with other stakeholders
  • Complete performance assessments, ensure team activities are executed, fostering development of team members, creating a forum for growth and development
  • Work with Finance and Program Office, be responsible for financial, material and personnel resource management; accountable for the accomplishment of operational plan and execution to departmental budget
  • Maintain industry knowledge and identifies new business opportunities.

As our ideal candidate,

  • You possess an Engineering degree, or equivalent relevant experience
  • You have a minimum of 15 years of related systems engineering experience
  • You are familiar with Avionics, Electrical or similar aircraft systems
  • You have a leadership experience in a IPDT System Work Package in one or more aircraft development programs
  • You have managed of one or more large or high priority projects, or those requiring high levels of integration or coordination with multiple departments/functions
  • You have good negotiation skills to be used in contractual discussion with Suppliers
  • You are verse in aircraft program development activities as well as sustaining engineering activities
  • You have strong project management skills, able to prioritize and align team members towards meeting priorities
  • You are resourceful and able to find creative ways to achieve desired outcome, adapting to changing situation and emerging obstacles,
  • You have an understanding and are familiar with AES activities, able to deploy continuous improvement initiatives
  • You have good oral and writing skills in English and French; able to simplify complex issues and summarize risks, key actions and next steps
  • You have demonstrated the ability to work in a team composed of individuals with various background and different culture
  • You must also be a person with initiative, strong sense of responsibility and good engineering judgment
  • You have good interpersonal skills, able to develop relationships with internal stakeholders and influence external stakeholders
  • You are a good communicator and are able to listen, coach and guide employees
  • You have strong financial management skills, able to define budgets and means to ensure its respect
  • You are able to leverage your knowledge of processes and your network to meet commitments
  • You are familiar with engineering offload activities, seeking cost reduction opportunities by offloading repetitive or low value added engineering tasks.

Please upload your resume in French and English.

As a leader in our field, Airbus Canada Limited Partnership provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for North American positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. 

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