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Lockheed Martin Canada: Systems Engineer Staff – Safety

Last Updated: Jan 11th, 2023

About the role

The successful candidate will be called to work at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Stadacona,  in Halifax, once the necessary security clearances have been granted by the Government of Canada.

Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. (Lockheed Martin) is Canada’s most successful Combat System Integrator (CSI) specializing in large, sophisticated integration projects.  We take advantage of advanced engineering practices and modern technologies to design, develop and integrate combat systems for naval warships.

The candidate will be involved in the in the Halifax Class Frigate Combat System In-Service Support (ISS) Program, including the total engineering life cycle from specification, design, development, integration & test, deployment, maintenance and field trouble shooting for systems and capabilities on a high complexity naval combat system.

The candidate will function in a multi-disciplined team environment.  Participate in the technical definition and development of the system design and architecture, and participate in all appropriate engineering activities including but not limited to:

  • Provide safety guidance to the technical and programmatic lead
  • Provide updates to senior staff on ongoing tasks from a Safety Engineering perspective
  • Review all System Problem Reports (SPRs) for System Safety Issues
  • Review all task requirements for potential hazards and/or safety assessments
  • Participate in the development of, and the technical review of Systems/Software change designs to ensure appropriate design Level of Rigor is applied to safety critical design functions and provide guidance where necessary to achieve this program expectation
  • Participate in development of and the technical review of test artifacts relating to safety critical, or safety related changes to the combat system
  • Witness formal testing of Safety Critical changes to the Halifax Class Combat System
  • Lead investigations into Safety Related functionality of the Halifax Class Combat System as required
  • Provide Safety Assessment Report detailing all known Safety Hazards with the Halifax Class Combat System to accompany each version of Combat System Software delivered.


What you bring to the role

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with six (6) years or more of professional experience; or four (4) years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of Systems Safety Engineering and Leadership experience
  • Recognized as a resource and an authority in a discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence
  • Strong team player and leadership skills
  • Experience with Software, Systems, Hardware or Maintenance engineering lifecycles
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical members of the engineering/management staff and personnel assigned to related work
  • Aptitude for solving challenging problems in a team environment
  • Have a high degree of initiative and autonomy
  • Have a high learning ability
  • Ability to adapt and perform in a dynamic environment
  • Detailed knowledge of MIL-STD-882E and ARP-4761 standards.


Additional skills desired for the role

  • Familiarity with Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) or Windchill
  • Experience with Military Naval domain
  • Knowledge/experience in the Concept of Operations of Integrated weapon systems in a military force context – Naval applications preferred
  • Experience with integrated combat systems integration with particular focus on sensor and weapon integration
  • Experience with Change Management, Requirements Management, Test and Trials, Security, Safety, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) or Environmental Qualification.


What we offer you

We walk our talk when it comes to work/life balance! Your physical, mental and financial wellbeing matters to us. On top of working in a highly supportive, friendly, respectful environment, this is what you can expect when you join our team:

  • Flexible, compressed work schedules, depending on business requirements, where you have the option of Fridays off, as well as the possibility to work remote part-time
  • Competitive compensation
  • Time to recharge with vacation, personal days, holidays, and parental leaves
  • Comprehensive Family Medical, Dental and Vision coverage available on your first day of employment, along with:
    • Virtual Health Care (24/7 access to medical professionals)
    • A Wellness Spending Account to aid in your wellness journey
    • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which includes free face to face counselling sessions
    • Medical Travel Insurance
    • Onsite fitness facilities at our main office locations
  • A Registered Retirement Savings Plan that includes matching company contributions on your first day of employment, that also includes access to Financial Advisors providing investment advice and comprehensive financial planning
  • Employee discounts to save on goods, services and various recreational activities
  • Access to a robust spectrum of development resources to enhance your skills and/or advance your career including:
    • Free learning resources through a modern and engaging platform
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Reimbursement for a professional membership
    • Self-directed Mentoring


About us

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 115,000 people worldwide, including more than 1,300 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 80 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities. This position is part of the Rotary and Mission Systems business area, where employees across Canada support engineering, systems integration, training, sustainment and in-service support programs for Canadian and international military customers across land, air and sea.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin supports Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity in the workplace by creating a place of employment that is, harassment free, diverse, fair, ethical, inclusive, and values the contribution of all its employees. Diversity and inclusion are the foundation of our culture and reflect our values of doing what’s right, respecting others and performing with excellence. By leveraging our employees’ unique talents and experiences, we will deliver innovative, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer value.

Employee Type: Full Time

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Clearance required for role: Nato Secret