Cost Controller, Overheads (Permanent)

Posting Date: 19 January 2020

Location: Ottawa, CA, K1P 5E7

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


You will be a supporting member of the Business Management – Marine Operations department within the Financial Controls group for all Marine sector projects and programs.


In this role, you will:


  • Assist department heads in all aspects of cost control
  • Identify and establish scope and parameters of analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions
  • Produce monthly reports of findings; recurring or as requested by stakeholders
  • Review and analyse the effectiveness and management of costs.
  • Conduct gap analyses and consider approaches to resolve variances
  • Provide recommendations or alternatives that address existing and potential issues and opportunities
  • Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency of cost drivers
  • Develop and document best practices and procedures as needed
  • Commit to minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency at all levels, without compromising quality at any level
  • Collaborate and work with stakeholders while supporting financial and operational goals
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in written format, with stakeholders and management
  • Present new strategies and assessments to stakeholders in a compelling fashion
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed projects to aid management in making implementation decisions
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by management


As our ideal candidate,


  • You have at least 3-5 years of experience in a cost controller function
  • You have extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in reports, Excel, graphs, and flow charts
  • You are able to understand technical requirements
  • You have experience in the operation and analysis of databases, software, and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships and credibility with professionals at any level in the organization
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security 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.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.


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