Iraj M.

Program Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)


Technical Program Manager (TPM) with over 18 years of experience in technology developments and practical research for aerospace and robotics industry in Canada. Specialized in UAS (Unmanned Aerial Sy...see more

  • Aerospace & Defense


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Program Head, Unmanned Aircraft System

National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada
5 years
Current position
Mar 2017 - Present
• The scientific and financial authority for an national R&TD program in the area of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)- resumed Program Lead responsibilities. • Responsible for strategic ...see more

Technical Lead, Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems

National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada
1 year
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
• Overseeing the technology and IP portfolio in a new role of Technology Lead • Responsible for project conceptualization, building collaborations and tracking progress • Providing te...see more

Program Lead, Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems

National Research Council Canada-Aerospace
2 years
Nov 2013 - Sep 2015
• The authority and sponsor of the project portfolio, ultimately accountable to the stakeholders and executives for the deliverables and financial management • Led a national multi-yea...see more

Quality Manager/Project Management Coordinator- Part Time

National Research Council Canada
3 years
Dec 2007 - Aug 2010
- 50% of weekly time dedicated for this position, while simultaneously performing my other duties as Project Manager and Senior Research Officer Responsible for: -ISO9004:2008 QMS and C...see more

Project Manager/Senior Research Officer

National Research Council Canada
11 years
May 2003 - Nov 2013
• Thrust Lead for the Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems Program, responsible for technology developments for Precision Positioning and GPS-Denied navigation of UAV • Designed and implemente...see more

Project Manager/ Partner

4 years
Dec 1998 - Dec 2002
 Primary Responsibilities: Technical leadership and project management for software development. Design of mechanical and control parts. Proposal preparation, presentations, and custom...see more

Robotics R&D Engineer

Cybo Robots Inc.
10 months
Feb 1998 - Dec 1998
-Robot control software, C -Robot software simulation development, C++

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Aerospace & Defense


  • Leadership
  • Java
  • Management
  • Linux
  • Matlab
  • Electrical Engineering
  • ISO
  • Computer Science
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms
  • Numerical Analysis
  • C (Programming Language)
  • C