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Marine Subcontracts Quality Manager

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria





Marine Subcontracts Quality Manager (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.

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:


  • Be responsible for subcontractor quality surveillance in support of the Marine and Engineering Divisions (the ‘Client Group’)  
  • Ensure all Client Group subcontractors maintain consistently high quality output of services and deliverables that meet regulatory and customer requirements
  • Work closely with the Marine Quality Assurance Manager who performs a complementary role, focussed on broader quality assurance vice your focus on subcontractors
  • Work closely with the Welding and NDE Quality Manager
  • Assist with oversight, maintenance, and improvement of the company’s management systems.  This includes: 
    • Full integration between high level processes;
    • Shifting processes toward multi-contract applicability where appropriate;
    • Increasing clear line of sight from business unit objectives down to each employee such that their impact on achieving objectives is readily apparent;
    • Challenge and improve the business unit’s key performance indicators and assist in integrating these within the measures and controls managed by the Business Operations team; and,
    • Reduction of duplication and low value added activities or processes. 
  • Drive continuous improvement actions to achieve schedule adherence of complex projects, and other improvements as identified by the business 
  • Be responsive to the Quality Assurance Manager (Corporate) for the performance of our management system as applicable to subcontractors within your Client Group including our continued registration under ISO 9001:2015
  • Be responsive to the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager for support of this function within your Client Group 


As our ideal candidate, you will:


  • Have a minimum 8 years of experience in quality assurance 
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience performing quality assurance of subcontracted services
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a lead auditor and may have qualification under the International Standardization Organization (ISO), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AS9000, or equivalent  
  • Must be eligible for certification as a quality professional under the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AS9000, or equivalent within 6 months of start of employment 
  • May have experience in industrial activities including repair and maintenance of ships and submarines, or heavy manufacturing (considered a strong asset)
  • Must have demonstrated effective leadership of teams 
  • Must have a strong ability to communicate orally and in writing to all levels of the business 
  • Must be able to demonstrate well-developed analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Must be proficient in data collection, analysis and presentation 
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) 
  • Hold a degree/diploma in a related field. Project management experience and/or qualifications, or certification as a supply chain management professional (considered an asset)
  • May have experience and/or qualifications in business analysis, Lean, Agile, 6 Sigma or equivalent (considered an asset)
  • 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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