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Senior Manager - Naval Architecture

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria





Senior Manager – Naval Architecture (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:


  • Provide leadership and direction to staff and clients as the Head of Naval Architecture within Babcock Canada, serving as the subject matter expert for the domain.
  • Be responsible for the direct oversight and management of 15+ engineers, technicians, and technologists.
  • Maintain Babcock Canada’s Naval Architecture domain, to include identifying required competencies, work experience, education, training, and professional development for company Naval Architects in the execution of their duties.
  • Maintain Naval Architecture domain compliance with Provincial Engineering and Technology Regulating bodies.
  • Provide thorough and thoughtful technical review and approval of Naval Architecture engineering documents intended for external delivery.
  • Manage Victoria Class Submarines’ weight, stability, structural strength, and fatigue life on behalf of the customer; as well as review engineering changes and assess impacts on these above margins.
  • Identify risks, impacts, mitigations and opportunities as it pertains to submarine safety, as well as company program evolutions (including but not limited to dockings, refits, trials, etc.)
  • Identify and support new business development opportunities, including reviewing bid evaluations and ensure sufficient resources are available to meet the new demand for the Naval Architecture domain.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all Naval Architecture stakeholders including customers, partners, suppliers and other Babcock Departments and Divisions, both internal and external.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate brings:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture from Canadian University, or recognized equivalent; Master’s Degree highly desirable.
  • 12+ years’ of engineering experience in a related field (minimum of 6 years in Naval Architecture).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing and providing strong leadership to a team of technicians, technologists and/or engineers.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Naval Architecture as applied to defence marine applications; submarine experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated professional competence to oversee the development of structural repair specifications in a shipyard environment.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in providing technical support to naval vessel docking/undocking and stability experiments; submarine experience desirable.
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered, as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
  • 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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