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CAE USA INC Project Planner in Montreal (St. Laurent), Canada

About This Role

Passionate about your field? Looking for a work environment where you can innovate, reach greater heights, and collaborate with experts from a wide range of sectors? Want to join a world‑class company and industry leader and be proud to contribute to our projects? Then CAE is the right employer for you! Come share your passion with us!

At CAE, our teams are dedicated to creating products and services that meet our customers' expectations. To achieve this, each employee has a role to play and makes a difference. That’s why we need your expertise and passion to complete our team!

The role that we are proposing:

The candidate is responsible for controlling the progress of the project portfolio, identifying/optimizing the critical path while leading proactive actions with key players to ensure the overall viability of the plan. He is the main point of contact for planning to contribute to optimal execution, from engineering to delivery of the project to the end customer. He also drives initiatives using best planning practices to improve tools/processes to help achieve goals on budget and on time.

More specifically:

  • Plan and align signals throughout the supply chain based on the S&OP for the entire project portfolio.

  • Understand the interdependencies within the manufacturing environment itself as well as those with other groups.

  • Identify / optimize critical project paths to ensure adherence to the overall production plan while respecting costs and schedule.

  • Ensure adherence to the master plan to maintain an appropriate status report for all projects, from initial order to delivery to the end customer.

  • Collaborate with Hardware Design Lead, Operational Project Manager, Production Planner, Production Cell Leader, Union Leader and Supply Chain Business Partner using a proactive approach based on data to develop and implement solutions.

  • Action engineering changes and collaborate to mitigate the impact on the project.

  • Take the leadership to drive with Production Cell Leader and Union Leader to synchronize / optimize information flow and material flow.

  • Be aligned with Production Cell Leader to identify/understand evolutive capacity and bottlenecks to plan execution accordingly.

  • Be a reference for the operations team (SME) for planning tools, processes, and best practices.

    The candidate we are looking for has:

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in engineering or administration.

  • At least three to five years of relevant experience or training in the field.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Teamwork oriented and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision & within schedule.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, colleagues, and internal customers.

  • Be able to answer questions and present information to the various stakeholders in the process (Manager, Group Leader, Project Manager, Planners).

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office.

  • Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Oracle.

  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and meet imposed deadlines autonomously.

  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to define problems, gather information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to understand the different assembly sequences and identify critical paths.

  • Ability to generate reports using databases (SQL, VBA, Power Query Language M, Power BI), not required but definitely a plus.

  • Bilingualism in both French and English is required.

    CAE is offering:

  • An environment where your initiatives will be recognized and valued.

  • The opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a multidisciplinary team.

  • A flexible schedule.

  • Attractive benefits.

Come share your passion with us!

With more than 13,000 employees in 40 countries, CAE is a world leader in training in the fields of civil aviation and defense and security. To learn more: .


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CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As "One CAE," we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at .

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.