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Cost Controller (Permanent)


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 1E6 Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3J 3Y9

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Cost Controller (Permanent)

Remote - Canada (Band 5)


Expected Salary: $63,055 to $94,583


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:


  • Assist the Project Managers in all aspects of project Cost Control
  • Prepare and deliver regular internal and external cost control reports and documentation
  • Estimate the cost to complete the projects, as well as provisions and necessary risks
  • Assess the impacts on the costs of each change or contract modification during the execution phase
  • Provide recommendations or alternatives that address existing and potential issues and opportunities
  • Develop and document best practices and procedures as needed
  • Collaborate and work with stakeholders while supporting financial and operational goals
  • Review and analyse the effectiveness and management of costs
  • Identify and establish scope and parameters of analysis to define outcome criteria and measurable actions
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed projects to aid management in making implementation decisions
  • Review quotes to ensure cost effectiveness
  • Conduct gap analyses and consider approaches to resolve variances
  • Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections
  • Be aware of events and trends that could impact resource costs
  • Analyze invoices to ensure correct products/services were received at the expected cost
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency of cost drivers
  • Commit to minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency at all levels, without compromising quality and any level
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in written format, with stakeholders, vendors/suppliers, and management
  • Present new strategies and assessments to stakeholders in a compelling fashion
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by management


The ideal candidate brings:


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a cost controller function
  • Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in reports, Excel, graphs, and flow charts
  • Understand technical requirements
  • Experience in the operation and analysis of databases, software, and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships and credibility with professionals at any level in an organization
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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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