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Regional Engineer, Aircraft Certification - Structures (Inventory)

Reference number: MOT23J-022869-000129
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-07478
Transport Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Toronto (Ontario), Dorval (Québec)
$104,135 to $121,451 (Salary Under Review)

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Closing date: 31 July 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

** We are targeting January 4, 2024 for our second review of candidates. Don't wait to apply! **


If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian educational standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm .


You will be required to demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education and Experience) for the initial screening by answering the online screening questions and on your résumé. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate WHEN, WHERE, and HOW the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described education and experience provided in the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.


Candidates are entitled to participate in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Work environment

National Aircraft Certification operates in Regional Offices across the country.

A hybrid work policy is currently in place at Transport Canada, a combination of on-site at Transport Canada office and remote work.

Come make a difference in the development of tomorrow’s aeronautical products in an organization dedicated to safety.

Regional Engineering manage applications for changes to a Type Design as regulated under Part V, Subpart 21, Division IV of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521). These design changes result in the issuance of various design change approvals such as Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), Repair Design Approval (RDA) and Part Design Approval (PDA).

Bring your expertise and skills to contribute to challenging projects in a multidisciplinary environment that offers great work-life balance!


• To be at the heart of the aircraft design certification process.
• A workplace that embraces work-life balance, where teamwork, cooperation, and respect abound, and where rigor and excellence are valued.
• An opportunity to get involved in the associated technologies, aircraft types and airborne systems in the aeronautical industry, both nationally and internationally.
• An environment to expand your engineering and certification expertise in a multidisciplinary team.
• A comprehensive benefits package.


• Providing guidance and aircraft certification services to the aviation industry;
• Applying engineering expertise to determine that aeronautical products comply with the applicable design and safety standards;
• Collaborating with domestic and foreign stakeholders and civil aviation authorities to build consensus and greater harmonization with regard to the approval of aeronautical products; and
• Conducting oversight activities on Minister’s delegates to ensure compliance with expectations.

Regional Engineers in Aircraft Certification have technical engineering expertise and knowledge as well as sound leadership qualities. They must be skilled communicators capable of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising judgment, and adapting to the different needs of stakeholders. Regional engineers must be able to negotiate, facilitate change, and respond effectively to stress caused by time pressures. In the course of ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements, regional engineers carry significant responsibility and accountability as their decisions have a direct impact on the safety of the traveling public.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this inventory is to staff one permanent position in Calgary, AB and one permanent position in Winnipeg, MB.

A pool of qualified and/or partially assessed candidates may be established to staff similar position with various tenures, various linguistic profiles, various security requirements and various conditions of employment or operational requirements.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


ED: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in an engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.



OC: Eligibility for certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.

Note 1: Candidates will be asked to provide proof of education or eligibility for certification
Note 2: Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For additional information, please consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm

Degree equivalency


EX1: Significant* experience in the design, development, testing, in-service support, or certification of aeronautical products.

*Significant is defined as having six (6) or more years of engineering experience whilst progressively acquiring increased responsibilities related to engineering in the aerospace industry.

EX2: Significant** engineering experience in the design, development, testing, in-service support or certification of Aircraft Structures (AWM 523/525/527/529).

**Significant is defined as having three (3) or more years of experience whilst progressively acquiring increased responsibilities related to engineering in the aerospace industry.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


AOC: Previous delegation or qualification to become delegated as an Aircraft Certification Delegate by Transport Canada.


AEX1: Experience in providing guidance to others on the interpretation or application of regulations, standards or guidance material related to engineering activities.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential or Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements


K1: Knowledge of engineering principles related to aircraft structures.


KLC1: Demonstrating integrity and respect

KLC2: Thinking things through

KLC3: Working effectively with others

KLC4: Showing initiative and being action-oriented


A1: Ability to work effectively under pressure.

A2: Ability to manage workload.

A3: Ability to communicate effectively orally.

A4: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


AK1: Knowledge of Canadian civil aviation airworthiness requirements and their application to aeronautical product certification.


AA1: Ability to manage projects.

AA2: Ability to lead teams.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to qualified candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women

Our goal is to foster an organization that reflects the diversity of Canada’s current and evolving population. At Transport Canada (TC), an inclusive culture recognizes the value that our differences can bring to the workplace when they are leveraged. TC ensures that its workplace is a place where all employees feel valued and can contribute fully and meaningfully to the success of the department.

As part of our priority to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Transport Canada has the “Indigenous Career Navigator program.” For more information on services and support for Indigenous peoples in the hiring process, please contact the email address indicated in the "Contact information" section below prior to the Closing Date.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Possession of a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license.

Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

Ability and willingness to work overtime and on weekends, as required.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Communication with candidates for this process will be via email/PSRS. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided (and updated as required) and accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your jobs.gc.ca account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via email and it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure they check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

A written examination, an interview and a reference check will be part of the candidates' assessment.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, communicate with the contact information at the bottom of this advertisement to discuss alternate ways of applying for this employment opportunity.

• What is an inventory?
An inventory is a bank of applications. If your application is retained in inventory, it is available to be considered by a hiring manager, when there is a need to fill a position (please refer to the section of this advertisement entitled “Intent of the process”). Depending on the position to be staffed, some or all retained applications may be pulled for additional assessment.

• What does " Retained. If selected, you may be contacted for further consideration " mean?
Once your application has been successfully submitted to the inventory, your status may be: "Retained. If selected, you may be contacted for further consideration". This automatically generated message by the system means that your application can be considered. You will be informed in the event that your application is considered as part of a pull from this inventory.

• My personal information has changed, what should I do?
Simply update your information in the "Personal Information" section in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of this inventory.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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