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Planning Manager

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria





Planning Manager (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. 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:


  • Oversee the Project & Material Planners when planning customer work specifications and ensure the customer requirements are being met (this will include resource and material identification)
  • Lead, coordinate and develop staff to ensure the team is utilized and deployed effectively
  • Manage the creation and closeout of production work orders within the Company’s software to support the project schedule
  • Manage and develop effective relationships with customers and key stakeholders by enhancing two-way communication, building an understanding of customer priorities and objectives, and improving integration and alignment of stakeholders
  • Actively manage project scope, schedule, cost and quality while following the applicable processes and procedures
  • Provide the Project Manager with technical planning & material support both during project bid submission and project execution
  • Establish budgets and financial forecasting to ensure activities remain within the approved budget
  • Develop and manage project risks in consultation with the Project Management Office
  • Coordinate handoff of a completed work scope estimate and schedule to the Bid Manager
  • Ensure compliance with all working practices, standards of discipline, safety and quality; maintained through familiarisation and compliance with the requirements of extant Corporate Procedures
  • Complete other duties as necessary 


The ideal candidate brings:


  • 5 years’ experience in project management in defence systems contracts within the last 7 years
  • 5+ years leadership experience
  • Project Control / ERP software experience
  • Experience in commercial Estimating & Detail Planning
  • Sound working knowledge of project management principles and sound understanding of the business to effectively lead the project team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including presentations in front of groups
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint and a working familiarity with at least one version of common scheduling software (e.g. P6 or Microsoft Project)
  • A broad engineering/technical background is considered an asset
  • Submarine experience is considered an asset
  • Royal Canadian Navy (or similar) operating system experience is 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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