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Commercial Contracting Lead - Marine


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 




Commercial Contracting Lead – Marine (Permanent)

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 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:


  • Day to day management of contracts (prime or sub) including, where necessary, amendments, claims and dispute resolution
  • Lead in resolution of trade control issues, especially ITAR
  • Build and maintain relationships with customers and subcontractors
  • Maintain contract-related documents and correspondence
  • Work closely with Legal and Financial Directors during the bidding and execution phase of contracts
  • Be accountable for commercial performance, delivery, and compliance within delegated levels of authority
  • Undertake commercial reviews and compliance analysis; prepare commercial bid documentation
  • Set and lead negotiation strategies, commercial negotiations with clients, strategic partners, and suppliers in order to achieve compliant, best value, and lowest risk solutions for customers and the company
  • Provide advice on various standard and non-standard pre- and post-contract agreements, and the process for securing legal approval to support the business
  • Engage with external legal advisors as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


As our ideal candidate:


  • You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Commerce, Law, or Engineering; an MBA would be considered an asset
  • You have eight (8) to ten (10) years of commercial management experience, ideally including the following: 
  • Experience in preparing commercial bids or leading Government bid evaluation teams
  • A full understanding of Canadian Federal Government contracting terms and policies (SACC Manual), with an emphasis on long-term collaborating and performance based contracts
  • Experience with export control issues, including CGP and ITAR
  • A working level knowledge of insurance issues and leasing
  • Resolution of complex contract issues in the defence sector
  • Creating and maintaining positive working relationships with both Clients and suppliers/subcontractors
  • 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

Relocation assistance for individuals and familie. 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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