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Senior Manager, FAcT Training Design

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Ottawa





Senior Manager, FAcT Training Design (Permanent Full Time)

Location: Ottawa, ON



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. As well, we have expanded into the Canadian Nuclear Energy Industry. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is a leading nuclear services company with a growing national and global presence. Drawing on over 60 years of nuclear experience, Cavendish Nuclear provides specialized service solutions in Canada, with global capabilities across the entire nuclear life cycle.

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.

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 embody 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


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at

This role will work with the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) capture team to develop the aviation solution in a joint venture with Leonardo Canada, a world leader in the training sector who can cover the entire pilot training syllabus with a unique range, allowing the training syllabus to be tailored to air force requirements. This partnership between two companies leverages strong footprints in military pilot training, ensuring that the FAcT program will benefit from the expertise and innovation made by two global players, each of which have over 70 years of aircrew training experience delivered around the world.


In this role, you will:


  • Provide leadership and direction to the Training Design team of aviation and training Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • As the most senior training design expert:
    • Design and manage the FAcT program design across multiple locations and multiple platforms including but not limited to:
      • Training schedules for each course
      • Aircraft and Ground Based Training Systems (GBTS) availability
      • Allocation for planned and corrective maintenance
      • Impact of weather on training availability
      • Training delivery workforce proficiency and currency training
      • Accounting of workforce availability
      • Refresher training
      • Description of key risks and mitigation strategies
    • Design and manage FAcT training processes, to include, but not limited to:
      • Training development, curriculum design, methods of media selection
      • Training design
      • Customer/contractor handoff points
      • Courseware internal testing
      • Courseware test and adjust
      • Compliance demonstrations
      • Courseware maintenance
  • Manage a Training Design Database (TDD)
  • Lead SME/Development specialists, to ensure that the analysis of the customer requirement enables detailed curriculum development
  • Ensure traceability of the customer requirement against the training design
  • Develop and manage an annual operating simulation (steady state) for each course, including but not limited to:
    • A simulation (Monte Carlo Analysis) with proposed resource and asset levels showing a successful annual throughput with high level confidence success rate
    • A simulation (Monte Carlo Analysis) with the proposed resource and asset levels showing a successful surge throughput in accordance with High Level Mandatory Requirements (HLMR) with high level confidence success rate
  • Manage courseware (sub contract) relationship
  • Oversee Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS)/Learning Management Systems (LMS)/Training Information Management Systems (TIMS/TMIS) selection and processes
  • Design and manage the creation of the instructional specification, through the use of a training design database, to enable efficient handover of courseware requirements for each lesson to the courseware design team
  • Lead and manage the creation of the assessment specification, through the use of a training design database, to enable efficient handover of courseware requirements for each lesson to the courseware design team
  • Act as lead author for customer bid training documentation
  • Design and implement a robust training program which accommodates student, asset, and trainer availability that allow for rapid design alterations that adapt to changes


As our ideal candidate, you will have:


  • A post-secondary degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Educational and Instructional Technology, or a related field, with minimum ten to twelve (10-12) years’ experience
  • Recent training design management experience of a major military flying training system, to include, but not limited to:
    • Analysis of customer requirement
    • Outline design of learning objectives
    • Methods of media analysis
    • Creation of courseware definition documentation
    • Management of multimedia courseware design
    • Internal courseware design testing and handover
    • External testing and adjustment
    • Compliance demonstration, corrective processes and final handover
    • Maintenance of courseware
    • Managing changes to customer requirement are varying points in the design process.
  • Demonstrable experience of a military systems approach to training, preferably the Canadian Forces Individual Training & Education System (CFITES)
  • Advanced knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Demonstrable curriculum planning skills
  • Demonstrable experience with learning management systems (LCMS and LMS)
  • A working knowledge of the capability of available training design tools
  • With a preference for Monte Carlo simulations, a working knowledge of similar analysis tools for estimating risk


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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