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Combat Systems Communications Specialist


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Combat Systems Communication Specialist (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.

Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at

In this role, you will:

  • Integrate and test radio communications equipment.
  • Work with secure and non-secure radio communications architectures.
  • Integrate and Test TCP/IP physical networks (fiber and ethernet).
  • Provide support to configuring, commissioning, and troubleshooting a Victoria Class Submarine communications system.
  • Produce and maintain technical documentation and reports.
  • Work in a multidiscipline team to realise technical solutions to protect and enhance Victoria Class Submarine capability.
  • Analyze the impact of changes to equipment on the architecture of the Victoria Class Submarine Communications system.
  • Use requirements in the design and development of changes to the Victoria Class Submarine Communications System.
  • Leverage experience to determine technical solutions to complex problems.

The ideal candidate brings:

  • Strong technical skills including post-secondary education or apprenticeship in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Eligible for recognition as AScT, CTech, P.Eng., or EIT designation, as applicable, in British Columbia.
  • 8+ years experience Integrating and testing radio communications equipment.
  • 3+ years experience satisfying system requirements in the design and development of a system.
  • Experience in secure and non-secure radio communications architectures.
  • Experience with electro-magnetic security principles is an asset.
  • Communications Control Room integrator and/or maintainer experience is an asset.
  • Experience in working effectively in a multidisciplne engineering and production environment is an asset.

  • Knowledge on network topology and communication (Cisco Certified Network Associate or equivalent) is an asset.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal)
  • Effective computer skills including the MS Office suite.
  • Eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance.
  • 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.

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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