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Project Engineer


Halifax, NS, CA, B4B 1G9


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!


To learn more about Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.




Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role will manage projects of 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



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent with 5 or more years of experience in electrical design in a light manufacturing environment
  • 1 to 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
  • Advanced knowledge of project management tools and software, and MS Office
  • Recent experience using MS Project, MS Access would be desirable
  • Strong electrical aptitude
  • Excellent technical writing, planning, and project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills and is able to set and achieve goals and objectives
  • PMP or equivalent designation is desired



All applicants must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance. 

Applicants requiring a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process are to advise Human Resources. DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants may apply to this position online at www.leonardodrs.com careers.



Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com