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Electrical Project Engineer

Bedford, NS
Full Time
7 days ago

LEONARDO DRS, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on LEONARDO DRS, please visit our website at We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry.

DRS PIVOTAL POWER INC., Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group.

What it’s like working at DRS Pivotal Power!

  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • A chance to work on Industry leading edge technology with exceptional mentors
  • Every second Friday off. We care about your work life balance!
  • Seasonal company-wide events: free BBQs, Christmas party, and more!


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role will project manage a wide variety of electrical design activities of varying scope and scale, including such tasks as schedule development and maintenance, generation of EAC, ETC and other program metrics, milestone creation and tracking, and subcontract documentation deliverable management.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the project management of a wide variety of electrical design activities of varying scope and scale

  • Provide technical assistance and direction for electrical design activities

  • Ensure design compliance with all project requirements

  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and work with the engineering team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Assist in the creation and management of ILS requirements, including technical manuals and other supporting documentation

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Participates in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals

  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress

Core Competencies:

  • Effectively works with teams and facilitates interaction
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills

  • Highly effective organization and planning skills

  • Excellent time management skills and is able to set and achieve goals and objectives

  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills

Technical Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent with 5 or more years of experience in electrical design in a light manufacturing environment

    • 3+ years of project management experience

    • Experience with electrical and electronic equipment preferred

    • Familiarity with the application of military and commercial standards to electrical designs is required

    • Computer literate with advanced knowledge of project management tools, spreadsheets, and word processing software.

    • Strong electrical aptitude

    • Excellent technical writing and project management skills

    • Recent experience using MS Project, MS Access would be desirable

    • PMP or equivalent designation is desired

    Special needs of candidates with disabilities will be accommodated.  DRS is dedicated to Employment Equity.  The successful candidate(s) must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance.  DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may apply to this position online at careers. #DRSCanada