Regional Engineer, Aircraft Certification
Government of Canada
Richmond, BC
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Richmond (British Columbia)
$96,191 to $112,186

Closing date: N/A

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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1. Plans, coordinates, manages/leads and/or executes the delivery of civil aviation safety oversight of individuals, enterprises, and organizations, including the oversight of Ministerial delegates related to aeronautical product development, design certification and continuing airworthiness.

2. As a subject matter expert in aeronautical product design and approval / certification, conducts oversight of approved organizations including Airworthiness Engineering Organizations (AEO), Design Approval Organizations (DAO), Design Approval Representatives (DAR), Design Approval Holders (DAH), Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO), manufacturers, operators, certificate holders, and Minister’s delegates and provides this subject matter expertise to other internal and external stakeholders.

3. Exercises Ministerial delegation of authority under the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to execute oversight activities and ensure compliance with regulations.

4. Researches, identifies, assesses and documents risks to safety and determines and implements risk mitigation solutions and approaches.

Work environment

Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada’s middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules that promote work-life balance.

Intent of the process
It is the intention to find qualified candidates to fill similar or equivalent positions within Transport Canada in Pacific Region on an indeterminate or term basis. Deployments, acting appointments and secondments will also be considered.
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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering or other as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.


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

Degree equivalency


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


EX1: Experience providing guidance on the interpretation and application of regulations or standards

EX2: Experience in one or more of the following:
  • Aeronautical product design
  • Development of aeronautical products
  • Testing of aeronautical products
  • In-service support of aeronautical products
  • Certification of aeronautical products

K1: Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and/or practices related to aeronautical products.
K2: Knowledge of the design, construction, modification, operation and/or airworthiness of aeronatical products.
K3: Knowledge of Canadian and international civil aviation standards and regulations as they pertain to aircraft certification.


C1: Demonstrating integrity and respect
C2: Showing initiative and being action-oriented
C3: Working effectively with others
C4: Thinking things through


A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally
A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing

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

Information on language requirements

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

AE1: Experience in the design, development, testing, in-service support or certification of aeronautical products.
AE2: Experience in the approval of aeronautical product design
AE3: Experience in risk management
AE4: Experience in auditing design and/or quality assurance systems
AE5: Experience in project management
AE6: Experience in evaluating structural aspects of aircraft power plant installations, avionics installations or engineering designs related to aircraft occupant safety


Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices related to Flight Mechanics, Aircraft Performance, Structures, Aero-elasticity, Propulsion, Emissions, Fuel and Hydro-mechanical Systems, Avionics and electrical Systems, Electric Equipement design Assurance, Occupant Safety or Environment Systems

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Must hold a valid Provincia/Territorial driver’s license.
Must be willing and able to travel nationally and internationally as required.
Must be willing and able 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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Candidates are only required to meet the essential qualifications to be placed into the pool. We may appoint candidates by applying one or more of the following criteria:

  • Breadth, depth, type of specific work experience
  • Matching individual experience or qualifications to the strengths and/or weaknesses of the work team
  • Matching individual experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Random selection may be used.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

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