Propulsion and Fuel Systems Engineering Specialist

February 7 2023
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Airport & Cargo ground services, IT, Systems, Software, Telecom
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 Propulsion and Fuel Systems Engineering Specialist is responsible for supporting all technical propulsion system and fuel system related activities within the De Havilland Engineering Mechanical Systems Team. Tasks include technically leading sustaining and new propulsion and fuel systems design developments, production support, in field aircraft modification and service difficulty support. You will be capable of working within a dynamic team, including aircraft system engineering disciplines, project and program team members and various propulsion system component suppliers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and define Technical Requirement Documents and Engineering Technical Assessments
  • Evaluate vendor technical proposals and internal Program Change Requests
  • Prepare Design Change Proposals
  • Review and approve vendor requirement specifications, design documentation including engineering drawings, modification summary packages and vendor equipment qualification reports.
  • Support aircraft test programs including writing Test Definition Sheets, aircraft equipment integration, aircraft test witnessing and subsequent test report development and review.
  • Prepare technical reports to show compliance to the applicable certification requirements. Ensure aircraft propulsion and fuel systems airworthiness is maintained per required regulations.
  • Technically manage propulsion and fuel systems supply chain relationships by supporting technical meetings and writing/receiving Engineering Coordination Memos.
  • Support in service aircraft by creating and reviewing engineering modification packages based on customer or regulatory change requests. Support Service Bulletin development. Support in service aircraft fleet investigation by addressing in Service Difficulty Reports.
  • Support aircraft production including problem solving and snag resolution.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario or be eligible


  • Minimum 8 years of relevant Propulsion and Fuel Systems Engineering experience.
  • Extensive working experience with system specification, design, test, certification and operation relating to the propulsion, fuel systems and powerplant control systems


  • Knowledgeable with civil airworthiness FAR Part 25 regulations relating to the propulsion system and have a working understanding of industry advisory material for applicable TCCA, EASA, and FAA powerplant certification requirements.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill set in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

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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