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Senior Manager, Transition Solutions

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Ottawa





Senior Manager, Transition Solution (12 Month Contract)

Location can be one of the following: Moose Jaw, SK, Winnipeg/Southport, MB, 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:


  • Create and lead the execution of transition plans that demonstrate the process from Contract Award to Steady State training for the overall program
  • Manage, and maintain plans and schedules to enable the effective and efficient transition of services from incumbent suppliers to Babcock Canada
  • Create clear plans demonstrating lines of responsibility between Contractor, incumbent and Canada including program governance
  • Create effective measures and plan across each of the training streams and progression into steady state through the Initial Cadre Training, Field Trial and Ready for Training phases
  • Support the cost estimation for resources required to drive planning activities
  • Analyse required resources needed to execute planned activities
  • Combine and manipulate multiple schedules, analyse conflicts and report information appropriately to allow the Program Management Team and senior management to assess transition program integrity
  • Analyse the transition schedule’s critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend alternative solutions
  • Identify and support the management of all transition-related program risks


The ideal candidate:


  • Minimum of ten to twelve (10-12) years of related work experience, ideally in the defence industry as a program or scheduling lead, managing a technical program to performance, cost and time
  • Demonstrated experience with transition plan creation during bidding of large government programs
  • You will preferably hold a Project Management Professional Designation
  • When required, attend meetings in the Ottawa office as part of the FAcT capture team
  • Proficient in the use of project scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and MS Project
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • The ability to comprehend business needs, synthesize technical and specialized knowledge and translate them into a cohesive strategy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively within a team setting and also to provide leadership when required to do so
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online at


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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