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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Chief, SMS for Design in Mississauga, Ontario

The Organization

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.


As the Chief, SMS for Design, you will be responsible for implementing and sustaining SMS (Safety Management System) for Design within De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop SMS for design practices and procedures for De Havilland

  • Provide guidance on, and direct implementation of, SMS for design principles within the engineering team

  • Ensure processes and procedures are in place across the organization to meet the requirements as it relates to SMS for design

  • Act as a company representative in SMS activities with Transport Canada, international airworthiness authorities and industry associations

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.

  • A thorough knowledge of SM-0001, SMS for Design and Manufacturing,

  • Strong experience with Systems, Safety & Reliability Engineering principles

  • A thorough understanding of complex modern aircraft systems

  • An excellent communicator (verbal and written) internally and externally, able to represent the company to the highest standards


  • Taking responsibilities for actions assigned

  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written) internally and externally

  • Able to represent the company to the highest standards

  • May require up to 10% travel to fulfill the duties of this role

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply.

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