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Sustainment (Project Management Office)Manager (Permanent)


Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 1E6 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7 Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Sustainment (Project Management Office)  Manager (Permanent)

Ottawa, ON / Victoria, BC / Halifax, NS 


Expected Salary: $83,395 to $125,093


Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock works in the Marine sector, where our teams provide critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. We also operate in the Aviation sector, where Babcock ensures that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We deliver vital aerial emergency services and are proud to have been selected by the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical air ambulance services.


Whether it is providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class training solutions.


Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


  • Manage the ongoing transformation of the Sustainment PMO through expansion of capabilities, ensuring that the team strives to deliver fully comprehensive strategic and operational support across the Sustainment Program
  • Manage the alignment / transition of Babcock Canada processes to the Global Project Management Framework (GPMF), in support of Sustainment Program delivery
  • Seek to optimize the approach to Submarine Long-Term (10-Year) and Annual Operating Plan development, delivery, and tracking
  • Be accountable for all schedule / financial performance measurement and reporting
  • Drive forward endorsed continuous improvement initiatives, ensuring that methodologies and toolsets are complementary and fully support the successful provision of PMO services across the Sustainment Program
  • Lead delivery of the Sustainment Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Business Plan (IBP) to support execution of the Sustainment Program.
  • Seek to optimize the use of Project / Program Dashboards across the Sustainment Program
  • Seek to optimize the use of approved Sub-Contractors to maintain progress against schedule and financial targets, ensuring that the execution process is as timely and efficient as possible
  • Continue to identify and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure operational and strategic targets are met
  • Be responsible for forecasting VISSC in–year spend and tracking progress against total VISSC ceiling
  • Manage the VISSC Core budget, including tracking actual expenditure against targets and maintaining a view to the end of the current VISSC
  • Manage, mentor and coach the Sustainment PMO Team members, including setting Terms of Reference & Responsibilities (TORRs), assigning objectives, completing performance reviews, establishing training requirements and succession planning
  • Ensuring all Quality and Health & Safety standards are maintained and communicate Health and Safety issues as required
  • Undertaking other duties as deemed necessary and reasonable


The ideal candidate brings:


  • At least ten years of experience in PMO-based roles, including five years in a management capacity
  • The ability to work professionally and objectively managing multiple stakeholders, providing a clear focus and consistency in approach to project tracking and execution
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • The attributes required to champion a culture of continuous improvement and be output focussed, as you are self-driven and experienced in driving and motivating others to perform to targets
  • Strong interpersonal skills for collaboration with subject matter experts, colleagues, and users
  • The ability to work with precision and accuracy, demonstrating attention-to-detail and possessing excellent record keeping skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in gathering, maintaining, reporting, and analysing schedule data using Primavera tools
  • Full knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Experience within the Marine Industry and particularly with Submarines is preferred (but not required)
  • Eligibility for a Canadian NATO Secret Security Clearance, Canadian Controlled Goods, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) clearances


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:


  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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