Junior Aeronautical Engineer

Department Engineering
Reports to Engineering Manager
Location Ottawa office and occasional field work at locations around the world

SGL is hiring a Junior Aeronautical/Systems Engineer to be based at the company's headquarters in Ottawa. The position requires occasional field work at locations around the world.


  • Exercise knowledge concerning the specification, design, integration, test, and certification of aeronautical systems and structures;
  • Assist in team coordination regarding the testing and evaluation required to support the development of design and its implementation in equipment;
  • Devise and oversee tests required to demonstrate compliance with airworthiness standards;
  • Generate applicable drawings and reports;
  • Provide assistance to the senior project engineers and CAD designers to achieve project goals;
  • Coordinate with the Aircraft Maintenance department as necessary on relevant aspects of design and approval duties;
  • Provide timely technical support to field crews as required; and
  • Other duties as required to complete projects.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineering degree in relevant discipline from an accredited university allowing eligibility for designation/entry into the Professional Engineer program (Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO));
  • Relevant education or experience in obtaining airworthiness approvals such as Limited Supplementation Type Certificates relating to modification of aircraft for airborne geophysical survey use, an asset;
  • Successful completion of the Transport Canada Aircraft Certification Specialty Course or equivalent an asset;
  • Experience or familiarity with software programming using Matlab/Scilab and/or Python;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational experience as required to direct and oversee the work of engineers and CAD designers/drafters;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with various stakeholders (i.e. suppliers, vendors, aircraft certification authorities and other employees);
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Familiarity with CAD principles and techniques for technical drawings; and
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.


SGL is committed to promoting employee wellness and successful work-life balance. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage including health, dental, vision, and paramedical;
  • Life insurance;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Paid vacation, personal leave, and medical leave;
  • On-site gym;
  • On-site parking.

If you are interested or know a qualified person who would be interested, please forward their resume to careers@sgl.com. Be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email.

Sander Geophysics is an equal opportunity employer. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.