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Manager, Strategic Subcontracts - Marine


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

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Manager, Strategic Subcontracts - Marine (Permanent)

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.


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:


    • Develop and maintaining an effective working relationship with strategic subcontractors on major programs
    • Be the single point of contact with strategic subcontractors for contract issues
    • Work as part of Babcock team to resolve subcontractor issues
    • Collaborate with project managers to develop work packages, statements of work (SOW) and manage workflows through the approval process
    • Analyse subcontractor proposals, establish negotiation strategies and identify risks/opportunities 
    • Ensure subcontract documentation meets Babcock Canada’s Commercial policies and procedures
    • Work closely with Procurement Team
    • Work closely with export compliance personnel to ensure subcontractor compliance with all relevant export regulations
    • Work as part of Babcock team to manage subcontractor performance to cost, delivery/schedule, quality, and technical and contractual requirements
    • Grow supplier relationships to ensure continued or improved performance levels are achieved
    • Consult with Commercial Leads and Sr Commercial managers in the resolution of complex commercial issues.
    • Be responsible for reporting and achieving program milestones including but not limited to cost, schedule, and quality
    • Manage and maintain subcontract data in relevant databases
    • Perform other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate brings:


You have at least 8 years of subcontract management experience particularly management of major subcontracts critical to programme delivery

You have at least 6 years of experience in the Marine Sector

  • You hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or degree/diploma in a related field An appropriate combination of education and experience may also be considered
  • You have knowledge of commercial business practices
  • Experience working with third party suppliers
  • Experience sourcing, negotiating target rates, and awarding subcontracts for technical services
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (CSSBB) or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Project would be considered an asset
  • Proven communication skills, both verbal and written
  • 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 as well as any COVID boosters recommended by public health authorities
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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.


Applicants, please apply online at


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