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Electrical Function Manager (Permanent)


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

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Electrical Function Manager (Permanent)

Ottawa, ON, Halifax, NS, or Victoria, BC 


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:

  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports
  • Provide technical and functional leadership for a matrixed team of electrical technologists, designers and engineers
  • Coordinate, train, manage and grow electrical design and analysis capabilities to meet current and future business requirements, including maintaining and growing external relationships with specialist contracted resources
  • Coordinate the matching and assignment of functional and contracted resources into integrated project teams to deliver engineering design and development projects
  • In concert with the chief electrical engineer, establish, communicate and maintain technical standards for the electrical function
  • Perform design reviews and provide technical oversight and governance, including conducting project gate reviews, technical audits and deliverable quality assurance
  • Assess, document, and communicate risks to both internal and external customers as well as identify mitigations or opportunities for improvement associated with the electrical elements of projects
  • Independently provide professional engineering work as well as contribute and collaborate with other technical and non-technical personnel inside an integrated team environment
  • Support the capture and program management teams to win new business and initiate new projects and programs of work


The ideal candidate brings:

  • An Engineering Degree or Technologist Diploma
  • A Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) license in BC, ON or NS in good standing or a Certified Technologist certification in BC, ON, or NS, or eligibility to obtain the applicable certification
  • 8+ years of electrical engineering experience in the naval, marine or related industry
  • Proven leadership skills and 5+ years of experience directly managing and providing professional guidance to technical teams
  • Knowledge of naval, marine or related electrical engineering standards (for example, equipment development, installation development, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), hazardous areas, cable selection, termination and glanding, etc.)
  • Knowledge of naval, marine or related electrical power system design and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of systems engineering standards and methods for managing the technical integrity of complex assets using a System-of-Systems framework
  • Experience with development of low volume, custom electrical equipment (including modified Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or Non-Developmental Items), from concept design through to manufacture, testing and in-service support would be considered an asset
  • Experience working in a shipyard or similar heavy industrial environment and knowledge of safe electrical work practices would be considered an asset
  • 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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