Project Manager - Major Projects

Posting Date: 08 June 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:


  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports under your supervision
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) project; planning, organizing and motivating resources to achieve project goals by:
    • Leading the planning, execution, and close-out of all project activities
    • Leading and facilitating the definition of project scope and deliverables
    • Developing and implementing full scale project management plans
    • Assembling and coordinating the project teams
    • Managing project cost control
    • Planning and scheduling project key events and lifecycles
    • Tracking project performance using appropriate tools
  • Actively support the Project Management Team to develop and communicate strategies and plans, and set objectives across the organization to meet program goals
  • Ensure the project follows any quality assurance commitments
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to appropriate stakeholders
  • 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 handovers of systems maintain a seamless transition
  • 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 the Project Team Improvement Roadmap in partnership with the Extended Docking Work Period Project Management Team
  • Develop and deliver performance improvement initiatives while driving other departments to deliver on their own initiatives in support of the project goals
  • Develop a comprehensive development and succession plan for the EDWP Project Team
  • Perform other duties as necessary


As our ideal candidate you:


  • Have Higher education in an Engineering or Project Management discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Have a minimum of 10 years Project Management experience in major projects
  • 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 knowledge 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 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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