Bid Director - VISSC II

Posting Date: 25 March 2020

Location: Ottawa, CA, K1P5E7

Company: Babcock

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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 is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


In this role, you will:


  • Lead, coordinate, integrate and manage the VISSC II capture team such that resources of appropriate quality (people, financial or assets) are identified, and developed to meet capture objectives and strategic direction, standards and requirements.
  • Lead the development of capture plans and approaches, and ensure these are implemented effectively for Babcock Canada such that resources are in place to deploy the business strategy and deliver business development targets and objectives over each planning cycle.
  • Establish and lead relationships as well as negotiations with the Government of Canada through industry consultations, 1-on1s and stakeholder meetings.
  • Evaluate and manage strategic initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and/or joint ventures to support a successful VISSC II bid.
  • Support engagement with existing business operational units and facilitate strong networks among business’, sites and to create tangible synergies and to support the VISSC II bid activities.
  • Build and enhance external networks with governments and other stakeholders for the benefit of the bid.
  • Support the development and implementations of marketing campaigns, events, PR, etc. locally and regionally, related to the VISSC II pursuit.
  • Lead and develop proposals, negotiations and presentations for the bid development, bid approvals and submission.
  • Other duties as necessary.


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a post-secondary degree in a technical/design discipline with a sound knowledge of bid activities;
  • A minimum of 15 years’ related program and project management work experience;
  • Significant experience in leading engagements with internal and external stakeholders related to capture activities;
  • Proficient in the application of project management principles, tools and how they are utilised throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Must be conversant with equipment sustainment contracting, latest trends and direction in Defence procurement;
  • Experience within a Defence based Project environment;
  • Significant and recent experience within bid development and bid management on large defence contracts;
  • Effective communication skills are essential;
  • Knowledge and experience on naval and/or submarine systems is an asset;
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance.


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.

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