Director, CSH Major Projects and Strategic Initiatives

IMP  •  Halifax, NS

15+ years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/08/17
Halifax, NS
15+ years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/08/17

Position Overview:

Under general direction from the VP CSH, the Director will be tasked to provide management of the major in-service support programs and projects related to the continued operation of the CH149 fleet as well as the effective management of the EH101-519 assets and their utilization in support of CH149 operations and maintenance.  In addition, this position will provide concept development related to short to medium term initiatives for the CH149 and related systems and support equipment.    


Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director of CSH Major Projects and Strategic Initiatives will be directly responsible for the CH149 Project Support Manager with direct functional responsibility for the Life Cycle Material Specialists (LCMS), Engineers, Material Analysts, Stores Controllers and Aircraft Technicians providing support to the projects under direction. 

The Director of CSH Major Projects and Strategic Initiatives will also be resposibnle for the following:              

1. Provides CSH management of cost, schedule and direction for major projects and initiatives including:

  • Implementation of the CH149 Technical Publications Revision Service for the maintenance of the suite of C-IETP Publications as well as the Aircrew Manuals and Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs);
  • CH149 Maintenance Task Rationalization Working Group;
  • Updates/revisions for the CH149 Aircrew Manuals including the Aircrew Flight Manual (AFM), the Flight Reference Cards (FRC) and Functional Check Flight Check List (FCFCL)
  • EH101-519asset management, preservation and modification for usage on the CH149;
  • Provision of the Quarterly VH71 Acquisition Report and financial update for Canada;
  • Oversee the management and utilization of EH101-519 assets to support the CH149; and
  • Other major projects as tasked by the VP CSH on behalf of Canada and in support of the CH149 fleet.

2. Provides oversight and direction for Canada approved CH149 projects including preparation of Requests for Quotes, review of quotations, preparation of proposal submissions for Canada, provision of Purchase Orders to service providers and coordination of projects within the CSC and IMP at large;

3. Provides management and oversight for preparations associated with the semi-annual Executive Steering Committee / Joint Management (JMT) / Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings held at the Leonardo facilities in Yeovil UK.  Responsible for the development of the agenda, recording of Minutes and Action Items and the distribution of the Action Items and follow up activities to address the actions;

4. Assists the D/PM in the preparation for the semi-annual Program Review Meetings (PRM) including the preparation of the Agenda, coordination of activities, Preparation of presentations including assigning OPIs, recording of the Minutes and Action Items and then follow-up to ensure the action items are addressed in a timely fashion;

5. Provides input to the CSH D/PM for the development of the CH149 Annual Long Term Plan (ALTP), including periodic updates;

6. Provides conceptual development of strategic initiatives including:

  • CH149 Tail Pylon Jig installation and certification;
  • Cost of Ownership Reduction Initiatives;
  • Inputs for the Cormorant Mid Life Update (CMLU) Initiative including the assessments of capability upgrades for the fleet;
  • Assess the merits of acquisition programs such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force EH101-510 (Civil 02) airframe and CT7 engines to support the CH149;

7. Fosters supportive relations with the aircraft OEMs to improve support to the CH149 fleet;

8. Will act for the VP CSH as assigned;

9. Will perform other special assignments or delegated tasks by the VP CSH.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A graduate of an applicable engineering discipline from a university or have equivalent knowledge gained through other forms of education, training and experience. Advanced education in Business Administration (MBA) would be considered ideal.
  • 15 or more years’ experience in Program Management, ideally within the aerospace community. Five or more years should be in a management or supervisory level.
  • Civilian or Military Aerospace training and extensive experience are required. Certification or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional and /or Professional Logistician is desirable.
  • Special Skills or Knowledge:

- Aircraft Maintenance management experience up to and including Weapon System Management oversight;

- Airworthiness accreditation assignment;

- Strong writing skills;

- Proposal writing knowledge and experience;

- Extensive knowledge of the Canadian aerospace community;

- Have an understanding of the Search and Rescue mandate including operational requirements in which rotary wing aircraft operate

  • Highly effective communication and leadership skills, with a proven ability to manage and direct complex programs in an aerospace setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, assertive, confident, ambitious, ability to tolerate stress.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to IMP Occupational Health, Safety and Environment policies.Continually focusing on your individual safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your work and to fully comply with all Federal Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement, Lean & 6S activities in your area.
  • Must be eligible to meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Canadian government security clearances.



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