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Vancouver Airport Authority

Junior Systems Engineer

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-77

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Airport System Design is essential to YVR's aviation functions, delivering integrated engineering solutions to optimize existing operations and provide strategic capacity inputs for future plans.

Position overview

Are you curious to understand the interactions between complex systems? Are you interested in Why and What a system needs to do, not just how it does it? Are you passionate about aviation?

We are offering a permanent, full-time opportunity for a JuniorSystems Engineer to join our Airport System Design team within the Airport Capacity Department. Reporting to the Manager, Airport System Design, the successful candidate will collaborate with various Airport Authority departments and business partners to provide process design and demand/capacity assessments for airport facilities. This dynamic role will guide operational planning and support long range airport project development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Breakdown complex systems and work collaboratively with operational stakeholders to capture current processes and define future processing requirements.
  • Collaborate with various departments to provide a consistent planning basis and define future facility requirements by translating strategic goals into operational objectives and system requirements, then transforming system requirements into clear, concise verification plans.
  • Supporting the development of the long-term capital plan through translation of the long-term passenger forecast, design day schedule and process definitions, inputs and assumptions into facility requirements based on analytical demand and capacity assessments.
  • Supporting operational planning by completing current and short-term analytical assessments of passenger, baggage and aircraft movement demands and capacity.
  • Participating as a design team member for capital projects as airport capacity SME.  Providing designers with capacity requirements and demand assessments.
  • Providing project management of specific planning initiatives or studies related to airport facility development.

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Design, Industrial, Process or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent), plus eligibility to register as Professional Engineer or an Engineer in Training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
  • 2 years’ work experience in process design, facility planning, operational research or application of statistical techniques. Simulation modelling in an operational environment is considered an asset
  • Demonstrate ability to understand the interactions between complex systems and resolve challenges/conflicts across multiple systems by applying changes to other associated systems
  • Knowledge of airport operations, airport design and industrial and system design engineering principals and techniques would be considered an asset
  • Strong project management, organization and documentation abilities, as well as effective communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Project and Outlook. Experience with data analysis with R or Python, simulation modelling and CAD would be considered an asset

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates may be required to participate in an assessment process.

Salary Range : $87,296 to $114,912 per annum, based on 37.5 hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications, and internal equity.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at

Meet Some Team Members

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I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
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I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
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I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority


YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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