Program Manager - Major Projects

Posting Date: 18 February 2021

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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Program Manager - Major Projects

Victoria, BC

For HMCS Victoria


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




Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, Marine, the Project Manager - Major Projects will be a senior leadership position managing a diverse integrated project team and subcontractors.  You will be responsible for the delivery, leadership and direction of a major submarine refit project: planning for and implementing improvement opportunities, organizing and motivating resources to achieve project goals, identifying and mitigating program risks and delivering the contract to a high quality standard to cost and schedule. 


In this job you will:


  • Be responsible for the day to day management of project performance:
    • Lead the planning, execution, and close-out of all project activities
    • Lead and facilitate the definition of project scope and deliverables
    • Develop and implement full scale project management plans
    • Assemble and coordinate the project teams
    • Manage project cost control
    • Plan and schedule project key events and lifecycles
    • Track project performance using appropriate tools
    • Ensure the project follows any quality assurance commitments
    • Monitor and report on progress of the project to appropriate stakeholders
  • Actively support the Project Management Team to develop and communicate strategies and plans, and set objectives across the organization to meet program goals
  • Coordinate stakeholders, service providers, and subcontractors to deliver on project commitments
  • Ensure that active risk and opportunity management is employed to reduce the impact on schedule and develop recovery plans when issues arise
  • Integrate the Production and Commissioning Teams, ensuring that the handover of systems is seamlessly transitioned
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Perform project reviews, evaluations, and assessment of results
  • Develop and deliver performance improvement initiatives while driving other departments to deliver on their own initiatives in support of the project goals
  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports under your supervision
  • Perform other duties as necessary


As our ideal candidate you:


  • Have a post secondary education in a Engineering or Project Management discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Have 15 years of Project Management experience in major projects equating to over $100M annually
  • Are a member of or are registered with an appropriate Professional body, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Have experience in complex project environments, preferably within the marine industry
  • Have expert level knowledge in the areas of:
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes and systems
    • Planning, Scheduling, Earned Value
    • Risk
    • Project Management Controls
  • Are eligible for a Canadian NATO Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online through our website 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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