Senior Test Group Engineer

Posting Date: 25 May 2020

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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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 is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


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 exude 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


In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible for the Health and Safety of all direct reports.
  • Directly support the Head of Waterfront Engineering Department in the authorization and evaluation of verification requirements, including technical data and quality assurance, in a shipyard environment.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of a multi-discipline team of engineers and technologists tasked to execute authorization and evaluation of verification requirements of complex systems.
  • Be responsive to Program and Project Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements across multiple departments.
  • Identify risk treatments and opportunities for the improvement for Waterfront Engineering Department operations.
  • Establish metrics and key indicators to monitor and control Joint Test Group and Ship Control Office operations.
  • Lead technical reviews as warranted and directed.


As our ideal candidate,


  • Graduated from a recognized institution with post-secondary education or completed an apprenticeship in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in a high-integrity engineering environment.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience (5+ years) managing technical teams is highly desirable.
  • Significant experience (5+ years) in submarine engineering, sustainment, or construction.
  • Significant experience (5+ years) reviewing technical documents.
  • Experience (5+ years) with naval combat systems and communications an asset.
  • Submarine-specific operational experience or equivalent qualifications in a senior capacity an asset
  • Working knowledge of ITAR and security protocols; and
  • Required security clearance: NATO SECRET, CGP positively security assessed and ITAR positively assessed as required.


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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