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Chief Naval Architecture Surveyor

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria





Chief Naval Architecture Surveyor (Permanent)

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. 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




In this role, you will:


  • Provide leadership and engineering governance for a growing team of engineers and technologists to execute submarine hull surveys and complete inspections for complex systems and structures
  • Lead the delivery of survey activities across multiple projects and throughout the individual project lifecycles
  • Be responsive to Project Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a high-volume shipyard waterfront environment
  • Establish, document and maintain the qualification policies, processes and professional requirements for surveyors
  • Coordinate the training and development needs of surveying engineers and technicians to meet the evolving resource requirements of the submarine hull survey program; ensure that a professional capability of suitably qualified and experienced personnel is continuously available through active succession planning and management
  • Establish and maintain the quality requirements for survey reports along with other survey team outputs including the direct review and approval of hull survey outputs for release to external customers
  • Assess, qualify and audit the professional practices of surveyors to ensure high levels of quality and adherence to Babcock’s standards of delivery
  • Coordinate across Babcock to establish, document and continuously improve hull survey policies, processes, guidelines and tools that are necessary to reliably deliver required survey outputs
  • Foster links and maintain good working relationships with other technical teams, customers, industry and the wider Babcock International Group to enable effective use of business capability
  • Stay current with advancing and emerging technologies in the marine survey domain and provide specialist engineering advice in marine surveying to the wider Babcock team as necessary to maximise knowledge transfer and build operational capability
  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports
  • Other duties as required


The ideal candidate brings:


  • An Engineering Degree, Technologist Diploma, or equivalent training and experience
  • 12 years of marine structural surveying or related experience
  • 7+ years of naval architecture, marine structural or welding experience where experience in a senior capacity will be considered a differentiating asset
  • Proven leadership skills and experience providing professional guidance to technical teams in a marine business
  • A strong ability to manage and coordinate multiple competing tasks and priorities while remaining focused, calm, and professional under pressure
  • Proven ability to sustain a collaborative team environment and to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • An understanding of quality systems and engineering governance with strong supporting audit skills and written communication proficiency
  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada with the final dose at least 14 days prior to your start date
  • 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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