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Cost Controller - Temporary


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 




Cost Controller (Temporary)

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:

  • Assist the Project Managers in all aspects of project Cost Control.
  • Prepare and deliver regular internal and external cost control reports and documentation.
  • Estimating the cost to complete the projects, as well as provisions and necessary risks
  • Assess the impacts on the costs of each change or contract modification during the execution phase.
  • Provide recommendations or alternatives that address existing and potential issues and opportunities.
  • Develop and document best practices and procedures as needed. Collaborate and work with stakeholders while supporting financial and operational goals.
  • Review and analyse the effectiveness and management of costs.
  • Identify and establish scope and parameters of analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measurable actions.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed projects to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Review quotes to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Conduct gap analyses and consider approaches to resolve variances.
  • Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections.
  • Be aware of events and trends that could impact resource costs.
  • Analyze invoices to ensure correct products/services were received at the expected cost.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency of cost drivers.
  • Commit to minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency at all levels, without compromising quality and any level.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in written format, with stakeholders, vendors/suppliers and management.
  • Present new strategies and assessments to stakeholders in a compelling fashion.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by management.

The ideal candidate brings:


  • You have at least 4 years of experience in a cost controller function and a degree in finance, business administration, engineering or other relevant field.
  • You have extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in reports, Excel, graphs, and flow charts.
  • You are able to understand technical requirements.
  • You have experience in the operation and analysis of databases, software, and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies.
  • You have demonstrated project management skills.
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships and credibility with professionals at any level in the organization.
  • 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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