Production Planner

Posting Date: 12 November 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


The Production Planner supports the effective deployment of production control processes according to predefined deployment objectives and strategies.


In this role, you will:


  • Facilitate and communicate production scheduling and weekly production planning sessions for VISSC Emergent Work packages, working directly with multidisciplinary/multi-company teams.
  • Interface and collaborate with multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams from different organizations to effectively deploy project production control processes to predefined objectives and strategies.
  • Implement updates to production plans to ensure work execution for given control cycles (e.g., shift, day, week, etc.) including effective resource allocation based on priorities driven by Last Responsible Moment dates (or other criteria), contributes to achieving business and project objectives.
  • Maintain production schedules in order to ensure all deliverables are effectively completed according to project objectives, with work occurring according to agreed milestone dates, batch sizes, sequence and optimal use of resources.
  • Operate Project Production Control software: SPS|PM.
  • Facilitate definition, design and validation of work processes with teams to optimize execution of work activities.
  • Engage, educate and train project team members in the effective use of project production control processes and SPS|PM.
  • Support team in effective use of project production control.
  • Analyze production analytics generated through the ongoing use of project production control; identify and report opportunities for improvement to management.
  • Possess strong interest and desire to grow knowledge in project production control and propagate to teams and stakeholders.
  • Ensure all quality and health & safety standards are maintained, and communicate health and safety issues as required.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement and be output focussed.
  • Drive and motivate others to perform to targets.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary and reasonable.


As our ideal candidate, you should have:


  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a neutral position as a facilitator or in a facilitative role.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to understand complex process relationships.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • You are eligible for a Canadian NATO Secret Security Clearance, Canadian Controlled Goods and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) clearances.
  • Project planning/scheduling experience (would be advantageous but not essential).
  • Experience within the marine industry and particularly with Submarines is preferred (but not required).


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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