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Sr. Specialist/Sr. Engineer, Survivability Systems

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Sr. Specialist/Sr. Engineer, Survivability Systems


At General Dynamics Land Systems we put our Customers at the centre of everything we do. Our commitment to protect and enable the people who serve drives us to develop products and systems that give them a clear advantage for mission success. We are looking for passionate individuals to help us deliver innovative, unique solutions to our Customers.


Position Description:

  • Provide team leadership and mentorship in the development of protection solutions for human survivability (ex. Mine protected seating systems)
  • Manage and execute contracted requirements, including subcontracted effort (as required).
  • Lead IRAD projects to drive advancements in protection solutions against landmines, IEDs, or similar
  • Support bid and proposal development of applicable technologies
  • Provide technical mentorship during the development of new concepts and/or troubleshooting of existing technologies
  • Evaluate and influence designs for improved manufacturability, cost and integration
  • Organize and manage build of prototype assets
  • Plan and execute standard and specialty testing (mine blast, drop tower testing, CMVSS 207/210, whole body vibration, etc.)
  • Conduct post-test analyses (ex. Processing ATD sensor signals to determine AEP-55 compliance)
  • Interface directly with the internal/external customers and suppliers on survivability issues, technologies and solutions
  • Write technical reports and present technical information in support of project deliverables and management requests
  • Support disposition of survivability-related changes, deviations, waivers or similar


Position Requirements:

Position Requirements:

  • University degree, college diploma or demonstrated experience in Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace or related Engineering field
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Team leadership experience
  • Project leadership experience
  • Understanding of basic materials, structural analysis and manufacturing process
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to solve technical problems through innovative design at component, sub system or system level
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
  • Hands-on experience fabricating metal, plastic or composite components
  • Effective project management skills, and experience with R&D projects
  • Experience with NX Unigraphics or similar CAD software
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office applications
  • Ability to travel (5% Canadian, 5% US & Int'l) and possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport
  • Must be able to meet Anthropometrical Size Restrictions for confined workspace
  • Ability to obtain Secret Level 2 security clearance


Preferred Requirements:           

  • Advanced engineering degree (Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace or similar)
  • Familiarity with military vehicles, specifications & standards
  • Experience with technical software (i.e. Matlab, etc.)
  • Experience with structural analysis in LS-DYNA, OptiStruct, ABAQUS or similar
  • Programming and algorithm development experience (C++, FORTRAN or similar)



General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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