Mechanical Engineer-In-Training (Weapons)

Posting Date: 09 October 2019

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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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 is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


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 exude 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


In this role, you will:


  • Develop and maintain a technical understanding of the submarine weapons handling and discharge mechanical systems.
  • Interpret design and manufacturing drawings.
  • Provide engineering support to the build-up and commissioning of platform systems.
  • Draft repair specifications, including technical drawing packs, for arising technical issues on the platform under the direct supervision of the responsible Sealing Professional Engineer.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the Custormer’s representatives, Production Tradespeople, Project Management Teams, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain Departments
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned

    As our ideal candidate:


  • You hold a post-secondary Engineering degree in a relevant field
  • Are eligible for registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) in British Columbia or able to complete such registration within 12 months
  • Familiarity with pneumatic and hydraulic systems including pressurized storage cylinders desirable
  • Naval weapon systems or combat systems familiarity desirable
  • Marine, offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel experience, an asset
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices an asset
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite desirable
  • Eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.



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