Ice Protection System Design Engineer

Montreal, QC


The ice protection system design engineer is responsible for owning the ice protection system from conception through production implementation.  Specific responsibilities include the design, modeling, analysis, integration, drawing creation, and testing of the aircraft ice protection system.  The ice protection system will protect the airfoils, propellers, cooling and vent inlets and outlets, air data probes, windshield and be certified for Flight Into Known Ice (FIKI) conditions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, analyze, test, and substantiate the ice protection system to meet FAA Part 25 appendix C icing envelope, FAA AC20-73a and AC23-1419-2d requirements
  • Perform, review, and interpret LEWICE ice impingement analysis
  • Plan and coordinate dry air and natural ice testing
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct  icing wind tunnel and RTCA DO-160 environmental testing
  • Use Catia V5 to create CAD models  and drawings
  • Integration of the system and system requirements across other other areas such as structures, electrical, and avionics
  • Ability to design aircraft specific components as well as integrate supplier furnished equipment
  • Perform supplier coordination and control
  • Complete or review System Safety Assessments, Failure Hazard Analysis, and other Safety Analyses as required
  • Manage the requirement set including the verification and validation of the system in accordance with RTCA DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, and SAE ARP4761
  • Write FAA compliance Test plans, test reports, and design reports

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of part 23 or 27 aircraft ice protection design and integration experience
  • High energy self-starter that is a well-organized and disciplined, team player
  • Good team, communication and leadership skills required

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • FAA compliance test plan, test report, and design report experience
  • Experience with Catia V5, 3DX, Polarion
  • Experience with System Safety Assessments, Failure Hazard Analysis
  • Familiarity with RTCA DO-160, RTCA DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, SAE ARP4761
  • Part 23 DER with Ice Protection System delegation (Chart C1,  column C)