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Flight Procedures Designer

September 12 2017
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Air Traffic Control, Avionics - Electronics, Professional and Administration Positions, Program management - Project
Ottawa, ON

The AIM Procedures Designer will be adhering to the standards and recommended practices of CARS Part VIII relating to the instrument procedure design standards outlined in TP 308, and associated AIM documentation. The main role of the AIM Procedures Designer is the production, detailed assessment, review, validation of instrument procedure designs and airways. Assists in AIM special project duties as assigned.


  • Produces original or simulated designs and related design production activities for instrument procedure/airway in accordance with the approved established procedure/criteria from CARs Part VIII, NAV CANADA operating procedures, as required to maintain a level of production efficiency established by NAV CANADA.
  • Processing Land Use Assessment Forms received from the AIM Data Collection function of Aeronautical Information Management group.
  • Provide technical guidance on amending aviation publications as they pertain to NAV CANADA Instrument Approach Procedures.


  • Successful completion of secondary school or equivalency and possessing or having possessed a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) or military equivalent. 
  • Post-secondary education would be considered an asset.


  • Experience in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight planning and execution.
  • Experience in using Canadian Air Navigation Services.
  • Knowledge in airspace or airport design 
  • Experience filling in administrative paperwork with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Experience in participating in projects.
  • Experience analyzing complex situations, identifying and resolving problems in a technically complex environment.


  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of navigation aids and avionics.
  • Knowledge of Aeronautical Information Manual.
  • Knowledge of Aeronautical Information Services including publications.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations and ICAO Annex 4 and 15.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian NOTAM System.
  • Knowledge of the overall need of aircraft operating system ranging from small aircraft to large air carrier turbo jets
  • Knowledge of ARINC 424, Aircraft terrain warning system functions and other aircraft systems that can affect designs.


  • Ability to effectively make decisions in a complex changing environment.
  • Ability filling in administrative paperwork with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively participate in projects.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and identify and resolve problems in a technically complex environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize time and workload.
  • Ability to work in and create a productive cooperative work environment.

Personal Suitability
A motivated self-starter with effective behavioral skills, effective interpersonal skills, strong team building skills, demonstrated initiative, who seeks excellence, displays a positive attitude and is service and goal oriented.

Language Requirements
Bilingualism is an asset. (English and French)

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