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Group Lead Mechanical

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria


Mechanical Group Lead (Permanent)

Marine Design Drawing Office - 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



Lead a small to medium sized team of designers within the applicable technical discipline by ensuring the team has appropriate processes, practices, tools, capability, and capacity to consistently deliver acceptable quality products and services across the portfolio of work, within the planned schedule and budgetary constraints.


About this role:


This position is suited to a strong people manager that has significant experience in leading small to medium sized mechanical teams. The primary focus of the role is ensuring the MDDO Mechanical group is supported to successfully deliver projects to the required quality within the planned constraints. The role requires excellent knowledge of relevant design and drafting standards, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Expected to oversee the team in the diagnosis and resolution of complex design issues spanning multiple systems and provide leadership, advice, and guidance to others within their technical discipline. This position is responsible for resource allocation within their team and is expected to work with other department stakeholders to maintain appropriate staffing levels and build succession plans.

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure that safety is always the highest priority within the team and the products and services produced.
  • Responsible for the delivery of designs consistent with project requirements and constraints.
  • Direct line management of a team of technicians, technologists, and engineers.
  • Resource allocation and forecasting for the team.
  • Provide technical guidance and discipline specific subject matter expertise related to design, drafting and integration.
  • Develop training and career progression plans.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary projects within the MDDO, ensuring delivery to planned quality, cost, and schedule requirements.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current project status and communicate with a range of stakeholders as required by the project and broader organisation.
  • Prepare and keep records of estimates for multi-discipline projects.
  • Work collaboratively with the MDDO management team striving to develop, maintain, and continuously improve processes, tools, and guidance in the field of design, drafting and project delivery.
  • Work directly, and communicate effectively, with other project stakeholders, including project managers, configuration, engineering, and other departments to meet delivery targets.

The ideal candidate brings:

  • Ten (10) years of experience in Mechanical Drafting and Design.
  • Graduate degree or diploma of technology with a focus in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited organisation.
  • Eligible for registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Professional Engineer (PEng) or Applied Science Technologist (AScT) in British Columbia.
  • Significant relevant experience managing a team of technical personnel in a multi-disciplinary design environment.
  • The ability and aptitude to problem solve technical issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with 2D and 3D CAD software (knowledge in AutoCAD and SolidWorks an asset)
  • Submarine specific knowledge, such as the standards that control mechanical design elements of the Victoria Class submarines, considered an asset.
  • Experience in providing installation guidance instructions for Engineering Changes that ensures they can be procured, manufactured, implemented, and maintained.
  • 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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