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Indigenous Relations Lead

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria



Indigenous Relations Lead

(Permanent, Full Time) 

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 work collaboratively with the Head of Community Engagement to lead Babcock Canada’s Indigenous Relations Strategy in Western Canada, with a focus on British Columbia and Alberta.


Key responsibilities:


  • Be a champion for economic reconciliation and Indigenous cultural awareness within Babcock Canada.
  • Work with the Head of Community Engagement in progressing Babcock’s commitment of meaningful and innovative engagement with Indigenous communities, businesses, and other partners to establish long term partnerships.
  • Support supply chain efforts to increase spend on Indigenous businesses by identifying and initiating relationship building with potential Indigenous suppliers.
  • Support Human Resources in the execution of Babcock Canada’s Indigenous Workforce Strategy.
  • Provides strategic advice, ongoing reporting, and/or presentations to relevant stakeholders regarding Indigenous engagement and consultation.
  • Liaise with Indigenous employment and training organizations, community colleges, technical institutes, and universities.
  • Lead cross-functional working groups (including Business Development, Supply Chain and Human Resources) on strategic initiatives.
  • Communicate any national, regional and local Indigenous issues that could affect operations and growth opportunities.
  • Engage with Indigenous communities through participation in various activities such as celebrations and community building.


The ideal candidate brings:


  • A minimum of 10 years directly related experience in the field of Indigenous relations, business development, project management or supply chain management.
  • Demonstrated Indigenous peoples cultural and business awareness, with ability to collaborate effectively with community leaders to build lasting relationships.
  • An exceptional ability and demonstrated experience interacting with Indigenous community leaders and members.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate well with stakeholders from across the company.
  • Strong collaborative, conflict negotiation and communication skills.
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute effective community engagement strategies.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time, throughout BC and occasionally to other parts of Western Canada.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous communities in British Columbia, specifically Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, other Coast Salish communities, Métis, and those on the BC mainland.
  • A post-secondary education in a related field (e.g., Business Development, Human Resources, Education and Training, Supply Chain Management etc.). Bachelor’s degree in Indigenous studies would be an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • 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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