Executive Assistant, Business Development

Posting Date: 11 July 2019

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:


  • Provide administrative support for our Senior Director, Strategy and Major Bids and our Business Development team.
    • Manage appointments, travel arrangements, and expense claims;
    • Manage emails, including triage and prioritization;
    • Maintain to do lists, support follow up with executives and material collation;
  • Coordinate meetings including drafting agendas, preparing and distributing meeting materials, minute-taking, post-meeting support, and visitor hosting;
  • Coordinate a variety of projects in collaboration with internal departments, including tracking and following up on timelines and deliverables, etc.
  • Research and produce reports, presentations, speaking notes, and ad-hoc project work, as required;
  • Plan and facilitate events as required;
  • Manage documentation and records including electronic and hard copy filing, archiving;
  • Ensure consistent adherence to office administration policies and procedures.
  • Carry out other duties within the scope and spirit of the Executive Assistant role;
  • Other duties as assigned         


As our ideal candidate,


  • You have a minimum 2 years’ experience in an administrative role or equivalent;
  • You hold a minimum of a Post-secondary education in relevant field;
  • You have detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office Application software including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and database software; knowledge of Visio an asset;
  • You demonstrate good judgement, and strong ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion;
  • You are able to work effectively both within a team and independently; to use one’s own initiative, delegating work as required; excellent stakeholder management skills;
  • You are able to prioritize according to the business needs; multi-task and remain focused, calm, and professional under pressure; a flexible, adaptable approach to work;
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in French is an asset;
  • You have excellent organizational and time management skills; great attention to detail and accuracy; are able to prepare concise reports and minutes;
  • You are eligible for Canadian Secret Security and Controlled Goods Clearances.


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at http://www.babcockcanada.com/.

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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