Senior Certification Engineer – Halifax, NS


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Senior Certification Engineer. This is a permanent full-time role located in Halifax, NS.


Job Summary:

The Senior System Engineer will fulfill key roles in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Team. The position will report to the Engineering Manager Certification, and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute the CSC Certification Program, develop the CSC Certification Plan, Tailoring Document, and support other transversal areas such as Safety, Security, Survivability, Human Factors, Software and the Capability Teams as required. Areas of knowledge and experience are required in, but not limited to:

  • System Engineering, including software
  • Naval Systems (Combat or Platform-oriented)
  • Naval Ship Code Certification
  • Compliance and goal-based Certification
  • Managing and working in design, integration, installation and test of naval systems within warship construction program
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers
  • Safety at sea (Preparation for Sea Trials)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct all work in accordance with the Certification Plan & Certification Framework
  • Execute and coordinate the Certification and Classification Program in accordance with the Certification Plan, Regulatory and Statutory requirements, and DND Policy
  • Support transversal areas such as Safety, Security, Software, Human Factors in accordance with the relevant Management Plan
  • Provide technical expertise in support of the development, documentation, and evaluation of deliverables related to Certification
  • Provide support in evaluating Engineering Changes, Change Request and Requests for Deviation/Waiver to ensure that impacts, risks, and issues related to design, integration, test, and acceptance activities are identified, communicated and recorded
  • Develop the certification assurance for their technical area, in accordance with the Certification Plan
  • Develop subcontractor certification requirements
  • Provide certification and classification input to applicable Working Groups, Requirements Reviews and Design Review meetings, including the Certification Sub-CPT
  • Deputize for the Engineering Manager when requested
  • Provide guidance to and oversight of junior team members
  • Promote a positive Culture by supporting collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Project
  • Act as a role model for professional behavior



  • Academically qualified in an Engineering discipline with a recognized university bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Registered P.Eng designation required, or the ability to attain one through Engineers Nova Scotia
  • 4 Years or more experience in Systems Engineering in large and complex Defence acquisition projects involving coordination between multiple organizations
  • 10 Years or more experience as an Engineer on defence projects
  • Ability to practically apply standards and legislative requirements
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and externalstakeholders, including customers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.

Our Client is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within the company;
  • Relocation costs (if applicable).


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Geanine McGrath

Cherie Taylor

Natasha Hanlon



Job ID: #27762