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Chief Welding Technologist

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria





Chief Welding Technologist (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 be:


  • Develop and authorize technical welding instructions, weld procedure development, review of sub-contractor welding management systems and procedures, validation of welding consumables.
  • Mentor junior members of the team to develop their technical and management development.
  • Be expected to interact in a matrix organization and provide pragmatic welding solutions and engineering support in accordance with dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment.
  • Performing a key role in the Waterfront Welding Team (WWT) to ensure the technical accuracy and content of the welding specifications released by the Waterfront Engineering (H2OE) department to submarine projects. The responsibility extends to ensuring that engineering specifications and work items that prescribe welding contain adequate performance specifications, NDE requirements, Weld requirements, and Category and Class of welding, such that the quality of the deliverables always meet C-23-VIC-000/AM-001 Quality Assurance for Safety in Submarines, Victoria Class and CSA W47.1-09.
  • Responsible to collaboratively work with other Waterfront Engineering teams that have the necessity to prescribe welding or NDE requirements.
  • Collaborating with the WWT Team Lead to capture opportunities to improve operational processes to maximize its responsiveness to VISSC projects’ priorities and schedules


As our ideal candidate you have,


  • Graduated from a recognized institution with post-secondary education or accreditation as a Welding Technologist (or equivalent) or significant experience and exposure to welding activities in the marine sector.
  • 12+ years of relevant technical experience (welding, weld inspection, and structural engineering - naval architecture experience highly desirable).
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to be concise when communicating complex technical information.
  • Submarine systems knowledge and experience, including operations and maintenance (5+ years) desirable.
  • 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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