Mechanical Technologist - Shipbuilding

Posting Date: 14 January 2020

Location: Vancouver, CA, V7P 2R2

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:


  • You will directly support a major shipyard taking functional and detail designs into production.
  • Work closely with ship designers, suppliers, sub-contractors and project team members to support of system/ship design and integration tasks.
  • Support engineering teams in maintaining accurate, and detailed bills of materials and linkages between component level data and ship design tools.
  • Undertake configuration management activities including planning, identification, change, audit and status accounting.
  • Identify issues, propose resolutions and work collaboratively in a high-paced environment.
  • Deliver detailed status reporting on work completed, issues, resolutions and overall progress.
  • Actively take part in risk management.
  • Maintain the quality of the product delivered to our Customers 
  • Complete other duties as necessary 


As our ideal candidate,


  • Technologist diploma or an equivalent educational/training background with eligibility for CET certification through ASTTBC.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in a marine technology role, ideally in a shipyard setting or other complex engineering fields.
  • Experience with configuration management of complex assets is considered an asset.
  • Experience in product lifecycle management and design toolsets such as ShipConstructor, AutoCAD, ARAS, SDD, IFS etc.
  • You have strong MS Office skills.
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or 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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