Section Chief Engineering
L-3 Communications
Mirabel, QC
L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

About L3Harris Technologies:
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

At L3 MAS you will:
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the company and be recognized for your impact;
Enjoy a flexible work schedule allowing you to conciliate work-life balance;
Participate in gathering sports and social activities organized by the staff for the staff;
Have access to exclusive on-site services such as massotherapy, cafeteria with outdoor patio, fitness and language classes, seasonal tire change, annual vaccination clinic, charging stations for electric vehicles and more;
Benefit from a Comprehensive Employee Benefits Package, including a customizable group insurance plan that fits your needs and lifestyle, and a Group RRSP with contribution match-up.

What will be your role within the Engineering team?

You will be responsible for the following:
Provide leadership and supervise a group of technologists and engineers specialized in avionics and electrical engineering;
Coordinate and assign your department's resources to the various projects while taking into account the execution phases, the customer's requirements and the skills of your team members, to meet the required quality, timelines and budgets by the project engineering team.

More precisely, you will:
Report to the Engineering Manager Avionics & Systems Engineering, and be a key player in establishing and achieving quality goals, continuous improvement and training for your sector;
Act as a leader in influencing your collaborators and colleagues, and contribute to the establishment of a new organization that seeks to improve the process of assigning resources to different projects. You will be responsible for assessing the level of manpower and participating in the recruitment process;

Be a technical leader and mentor who will develop innovative work approaches that will increase the efficiency and mobility of resources. You will be responsible for developing and monitoring your employees' training plans and giving feedback on performance appraisals;

Be at ease in an environment controlled by policies, standards and procedures;

Be asked to work in collaboration with the representatives of the various L3 MAS services, as well as the representatives of our military and commercial customers;

Make sure that your team works in accordance to industry best practices and with L3 MAS and corporation organizational values.

What will you do on a daily basis?

Supervision of employees (analysts/engineers):
Administrative management, i.e. leave / vacation, schedules / timesheets;
Individual meetings (one-on-one);

Performance Evaluation (PDA), progress and promotion process;

Managing career development prospects;

Diversity management;

Disciplinary management (respect of policies, ethics).

Maintaining employee engagement:
Planning career development opportunities for employees;
Communication to employees, i.e. ROQ;

Participation in the alignment of the MAS and ISR technology plans;

Organizing, supporting and getting involved in recognition activities with team.

Capacity management:
Responsible for assigning resources to different projects;

Active participation in demand/capacity analyses with Project and Program teams;

Identify and communicate manpower requirements within team;

Hiring and welcoming new employees in times of growth;

Reassignment of staff to respond to variations in demand;

Review/approval of estimates (RAM) and schedules;

Preparation of proposals with the project team.

Management/optimization of skills and standardization of practices for his discipline:

Development and monitoring of training requirements, succession plans and coaching;

Optimization and standardization of procedures and working methods to increase efficiency and mobility of resources and career development opportunities;

Proposal and development of engineering manuals (Normalized Engineering Manuals (NEMs));

Management of the signing authorities;

Technological watch for your discipline;

Participate in the establishment and maintenance of continuous improvement culture.

Quality management of deliverables:
Resource-person in your field; reference for the discipline;
Ensure the performance of your team to meet the objectives of cost, quality and schedules;

Review and approval of documents and analyses of various projects;

Response to quality metrics, risks and Corrective Action Requests (CARs) and implementation of action plans.


Bachelor degree in aeronautical, avionics or equivalent engineering;
Minimum of 10 years of experience in aerospace avionics and electrical;

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in personnel supervision and/or as team leader and/or coaching;

Excellent knowledge of ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, series Protocols and other;

Excellent knowledge of aeronautics industry processes, standards for minimum operations and performance such as RTCA, EUROCONTROL and other;

Excellent knowledge of reference standards for installation, wiring and data bus and data bases such as the ARINC/AEEC standards;

Excellent knowledge of software certification requirements and standards such as RTCA/DO-178, RTCA/DO-254 as well as Transport Canada certification requirements and the EASA/FAA (TSO, Advisory Circular);

Excellent knowledge of best practices in aerospace such as SAE ARP4754 and ISO-15288 as well as the AS9100D quality standard;

Excellent knowledge of environmental standards (Lab testing) such as MIL-STD-810. MIL-STD-704 and RTCA/DO-160;

Excellent knowledge of operating and specifications of one or more of the following avionics systems:

Cockpit avionics systems (screens, FMS, indicators, etc);

Navigation sensors (GPS (Mil/Civilian, radios, comms systems) ;

Flight and mission data computer;

Radar (weather and mission);

Optronic systems (EO/IR turret);

Magnetic detection or counter-measure systems (MAD, ESM);

Mission systems (Mission computers, Tactical Operator interface; etc)

Acoustic Systems (Sonobuoys, acoustic data processors; etc);

Post-mission data processing ground unit; and / or

Data transmission equipment (commercial and Military) (FANS, ACARS, Link 11/16).

Experience with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) (ePlan P8, AutoCAD and CATIA V5/V6) would be an asset;

Experience in programming and operating automatic test units (DIT-M-CO, THS, etc.) would be an asset;

Knowledge of maintenance concepts, probabilistic analysis and reliability would be an asset;

Knowledge of the F/A-18 Hornet, CT-114 Tutor, CC-150 Polaris (Airbus 310), and/or the CP-140 Orion (P3) would be an asset;

Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access);

Experience in design and production environments (configuration management) required; and

Bilingualism (French and English)

Moreover, you will stand out by...

Being attentive to your employees, recognizing their contribution and achievements;

Giving clear and precise instructions and setting motivating goals;

Showing managerial courage: knowing how to give feedback in a positive and constructive way, and address difficult situations;

Planning, organizing work and assigning tasks based on work to be done and priorities to maximize work efficiency;

Delegating responsibilities and encouraging employees to contribute to the success of their sector;

Developing and building talented teams through the development of your employees: implementation and follow-up of development plan/coaching;

Mastering the stages of project achievement;

Creating a good team spirit and encouraging collaboration between your collaborators;

Being results oriented and seeking to take action to achieve the set objectives;

Being able to provide effective solutions to complex problems.

Operational requirements :
Must be eligible for registration to the Controlled Goods Program;

Must be eligible to obtaining and maintaining the government of Canada’s “Reliability” status and Level 2 (Secret) security clearance;

Location not accessible via public transportation, car required.

L3 Harris Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, provincial or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.