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Manager, Strategic Subcontracts - Marine


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Manager, Strategic Subcontracts - Marine (Permanent)

Victoria, BC (Band 4)



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:


    • 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
  • 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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