Systems Engineer / Scientist Technical Coordinator

Systems Engineer / Scientist Technical Coordinator

As a system engineer/scientist and as a member of a multidisciplinary project team, you coordinate the execution and guide the design of analyzers and remote sensors for process analysis, defense and security and aerospace missions.


The main responsibilities for this position are to :
– interact directly with the project manager and clients to fully understand their respective needs;
– do the technical coordination of a multidisciplinary project team;
– hold weekly project meetings with the technical team;
– follow up on technical actions and plan short-term schedules;
– assist the project manager in strategic and execution planning, as well as project costs follow-up;
– define the effort required to meet the objectives and follow-up on these estimates;
– act as the technical point of contact for the client;
– maintain a trust relationship with the client throughout the various project phases;
– be in charge of system conformity and technical risk management;
– iterate on the requirements with the client;
– set and manage system and subsystem requirements;
– capture and manage system requirements for projects with various levels of complexity;
– be in charge of system design and development;
– model systems;
– monitor system performances;
– establish technical budgets and margins;
– regularly make presentations, in French as well as in English, to clients and members of the technical team during design reviews and other project milestones;
– collaborate with the Test and Integration team in defining and developing test plans as well as verification and validation strategies;
– ensure that intellectual property rules are followed, and act accordingly;
– guide the technical team and develop systems engineering and Model-based Systems Engineering tools;
– act as a leader in continuous improvement activities;
– travel on occasion to visit clients or other ABB offices (in the US and abroad).
- Participate in the implementation of the technical solution as part of a custom project.
- Standardize the concepts of similar projects.
- Perform the required tests for new solutions that have never been designed.
- Participate in bidding exercises.
- Act as technical manager for the application engineering group.
- Ensure technical support to the Project Managers.
- Develop tools to facilitate the work of the Project Managers.
- Support designers in creating designs as per the requirements of the customers.
- Work in close cooperation with the operations, sales, order entry, after-sales service, application and engineering teams.
- Participate in various continuous improvement activities.
- Support and follow up projects.


– Experience managing multidisciplinary teams
– Strong leadership capabilities
– Proven ability for project organization and planning
– Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
– Results-, teamwork-, and client-oriented
– Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
– Team player
– Ability to influence others toward achievement of a common goal
– Strong analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills
– Proven ability in delivering clear and concise project documentation
– Proven ability to work within standard procedures and methodologies
– Ability to provide input into procedure and methodology improvement
– Business-minded
– Positive attitude and common sense
– Good understanding of customer needs and ability to maintain good customer relationships
– Understanding project finances
– Bilingual English and French, spoken and written.

Experience and Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, or the equivalent
– Background in infrared optical instrumentation development
– At least 5 years’ experience as a system leader on projects including:
- technical coordination,
- flow of requirements from system to component levels,
- development of control systems,
- development of electro-optic systems, subsystems and ancillary equipment.
– Master the following tools (or their equivalent) : Magic Draw (Model-based Systems Engineering), Windchill (product and documentation trees, management, BOM), Primavera Client (schedules and short-term task management), SAP (order management, etc.), Office suite
– Experience in Matlab programming

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.

ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.

The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Québec, QC, Quebec, Canada
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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