Mechanical Group Lead (MDDO)

Posting Date: 15 August 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:


  • Lead the Mechanical section of the Marine Design Drawing Office (MDDO) and act as the mentor to the Technical Leads for the Mechanical discipline
  • Manage the Mechanical Group in accordance with the company procedures setting clear objectives for training and development, health & safety, personnel, quality and project control requirements.
  • Review existing controls and identification of new controls to provide quality assurance compliance to customers and Babcock management.
  • Manage specific multi-centre project budgets as identified by the MDDO Manager.
  • Supervise, plan and control the work programme for the Mechanical discipline within the MDDO. Monitor the group’s performance to achieve agreed schedule dates and budget objectives providing progress reports as required.
  • In line with the business needs, identify the appropriate Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) to undertake the identified work packages & continually develop the team to their full capability through coaching & the appraisal process
  • Assess and manage work content and resources.
  • Assess and manage work content and compile work breakout estimates for the group’s work packages to assist the MDDO Manager in evaluating overall cost/time resource requirements
  • Approve design drawing packages produced by the Mechanical group to give the assurance that the technical quality and safety content conforms to the customer’s specification
  • Provide specialist interpretation of technical and engineering requirements of the customer’s specification.
  • Provide technical advice to DND Design Authorities and Babcock Design Agents to effect changes to Engineering Procedures and determine policy on installation / modification work.
  • Organize on-site survey work and technical inspections/support at Canadian waterfront locations 
  • Provide technical liaison services, solutions, advice and information to enable production tasks to be progressed in timely and cost effective manner.
  • Manage staff in accordance with company procedures.
  • Other duties as agreed with the MDDO Manager.


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a minimum of a College Technologist Diploma in a relevant field and are eligible to be certified as a AScT by ASTTB
  • 8-12 years relevant experience in the design elements related to mechanical installations; direct marine experience an asset
  • 8-12 years relevant experience in a design environment
  • 3-5  years’ experience in managing a team of technical personnel
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of mechanical related equipment, systems, materials, and processes together with an appreciation of inter-discipline interfaces and drawing and documentation support systems
  • Experience with AutoCAD and SolidWorks an asset
  • Experience of providing installation guidance instructions for Engineering Changes that ensures they can be implemented, maintained, procured and manufactured without need for further iteration
  • You are 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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