Project Controls Lead

Posting Date: 08 August 2020

Location: Ottawa, CA, K1P 5A7

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:


  • Report directly to the project controls manager (based in Victoria)
  • Role based in Ottawa with travel requirements to Victoria, Halifax and Quebec
  • Provide project control services for production and design-based projects under the VISSC umbrella contract:
    • Cost, scope and change management
    • Schedule adherence and earned value management
  • Develop and maintain suite of project control metrics and reports
  • Contribute to Project Control process improvements
  • Provide guidance and leadership to team members
  • Responsible for managing, and keeping alignment between schedule, progress, cost, planning and change management databases
  • Develop and provide input into the Project Start Up Plan
  • Develop and provide input into the Annual Operating Plan
  • Implementing best practice Project Controls in accordance with Babcock procedures and commercial arrangements
  • Manage and administer contractual changes
  • Produce monthly project Estimate at Completion (EAC) and ad-hoc cost reporting requirements
  • Facilitate EAC reviews and comprehensive variance analysis 
  • Produce ad-hoc forecasts and revised budgets as requested
  • Identification of trends and developing mitigations to address baseline variances
  • Support and facilitate project close out reporting requirements
  • Ensure production of accurate project, programme and operational reporting in the required format and in accordance with required deadlines
  • Provide accurate and effective management information to support KPI reporting
  • Liaise with Babcock Finance to ensure all corporate financial reporting needs are supported and met by operations
  • Support Babcock Canada in providing timely information to meet regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies
  • Liaise with operational management to provide project control support
  • Must effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend customer and supplier meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as necessary


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a post-secondary degree or diploma in an Accounting, Finance, Construction Economics, Engineering or related discipline
  • Preferred post secondary qualifications as follows; Certified Cost Engineer (AACE's CCC/ CCE) Professional Quantity Surveyor (CIQS/RICS), and/or Project Management Professional credential (PMP) designation or equivalent
  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a lead project control role
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience leading a team
  • You have a strong understanding of project controls and project management processes
  • You have intermediate to advanced Excel skills, good knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems (experience utilizing IFS is an asset)
  • You are able to plan, prioritise and deliver to firm deadlines
  • You are able to create and maintain strong relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • You have exceptional attention to detail
  • You are eligible for Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearances


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.

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