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Subcontracts Specialist

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Ottawa






Subcontracts Specialist

 Ottawa, On 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 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:


  • Perform Contract Formation tasks:
    • Be responsible for sourcing, negotiating target rates, and awarding subcontracts for technical services
    • Collaborate with project managers to develop work packages, statements of work (SOW) and manage workflows through the approval process
    • Analyse supplier proposals, utilize source selection techniques (best value, total cost of ownership, etc.), establish negotiation and identify supplier risks/opportunities 
    • Ensure all subcontracts meet Babcock Canada’s Commercial policies and procedures
    • Work closely with Strategic Procurement Team to support supply chain strategies and Category Management
    • Work closely with export compliance personnel to ensure subcontractor compliance with all relevant export regulations
  • Perform Contract Administration tasks:
  • Work closely with project management to ensure the subcontractor is compliant with security requirements, working within the SOW and staying on schedule
  • Resolve subcontractor issues through a continuous improvement approach
  • Manage supplier performance to cost, delivery/schedule, quality, and technical and contractual requirements
  • Grow supplier relationships to ensure continued or improved performance levels are achieved
  • Ensure that supplier invoices are reviewed and processed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Be responsible for reporting and achieving program milestones including but not limited to cost, schedule, and quality
  • Manage and maintain subcontract data in relevant databases
  • Maintain change order requests
  • Perform other duties as assigned

As our ideal candidate:


  • You have at least four (4) years of supply chain experience
  • You hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or degree/diploma in a related field or relevant years of experience or a combination of
  • You have knowledge of commercial business practices
  • Experience working with third party suppliers
  • Experience sourcing, negotiating target rates, and awarding subcontracts for technical services
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (CSSBB) or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office Project would be considered an asset
  • Proven communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You are eligible for Canadian Secret Security, Controlled Goods, and ITAR Clearances


Applicants, please apply online through our website at


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.


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