Chief Engineer, Projects

February 7 2023
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Project, Project management, Planning
Mississauga, ON • Full time

The Organization

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing, and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.


The Chief Engineer, Projects will be responsible for projects and people leadership, innovation, and the delivery of a safe, effective design leading to the successful delivery of projects and aircraft on-time and on-budget.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building and leading an engaged and highly effective team that drives for Engineering result and provides support to all areas of the business
  • Responsible for all aspects of Project Management , including visibility and governance, capacity and resource planning, budget management, cross-site coordination, consolidating and reporting risks, any required performance analytics, scheduling and planning of Engineering milestones and reviews
  • Provide governance showing details of projects in work and completed, including actual to budgets, forecasts, capacity planning and corrective actions where needed
  • Evaluate existing processes for improvement or implements new processes where needed
  • Resource planning; compromising of resource onboarding, development and project assignment
  • Support an environment of cross-functional collaboration, transparency and accountability

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Business, Engineering or Management Degree
  • Project Management PMP Certification
  • Leadership Training


  • Experience in project management, project scope, time, cost, quality, human resource & stakeholders management, project communications and risk management
  • Experience working with customer and consulting engineering organizations.
  • Financial acumen, and understanding of variation, adjustment and change project process.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience,
  • Success with multi-tasking across multiple projects at given time,
  • Ability to communicate complex Engineering Project details concisely both internally and externally


  • Highly developed people and relationship skills with demonstrated ability to work in a multi disciplined professional team environment communicating and motivating effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Dedicated to promoting an effective, innovative and collaborative team atmosphere and culture with engaged and enthusiastic team throughout Canada
  • Able to provide clear project execution guidance with unambiguous reporting , clear processes and expectations defined
  • An ability to think on-the-fly leading to finding innovative and creative solutions to challenges and problems
  • Attention to thorough governance and visibility processes with forward-looking risk management

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply.

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