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Senior Test Specialist, Combat Systems (Permanent)


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Senior Test Specialist, Combat Systems (Permanent)

Victoria, BC 


Expected Salary : $75,696.00 to $109,339.00


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.


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.


Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:

  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:

  • Carry out the role of Test Director. This includes inspection, testing, calibration, and commissioning of systems and equipment IAW authorized documentation, carrying out fault diagnosis and proposing corrective solutions
  • Directly supervise complex testing and commissioning procedures and integrated functional trials for system acceptance (i.e. Combat and Communication System Integration)
  • Be responsible for the Occupational Health and Safety of those temporarily assigned to be under your supervision
  • Develop and review verification specifications to align with industry standards for complex test and acceptance activities for electrical systems
  • Conduct equipment trouble-shooting, fault diagnosis and corrective maintenance
  • Record defects using Babcock Canada IT applications
  • Coordinate and execute safe release of work processes
  • Be responsive to Commissioning Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Identify risks and opportunities during the course of testing and maintenance
  • Co-ordinate, manage and oversee testing by third party/OEM FSRs and contractors


The ideal candidate brings:

  • Strong technical skills including post-secondary education or apprenticeship in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Eligible for recognition as AScT or PEng designation, as applicable, in British Columbia
  • 8+ years of relevant technical experience
  • Strong communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal in order to maintain close liaisons with Customer, Project Management and Production staff
  • Strong level of knowledge of one of the following marine systems as well as a working knowledge in a variety of other related technologies:
    • Field functional testing of electronic components desirable
    • A proven knowledge of naval mission systems a distinct asset
    • Alternating Current systems and power distribution control systems an asset
    • Control and monitoring system testing experience desirable
    • Knowledge of communications, radar, sonar and navigation systems desirable
    • Fibre optic applications, cable characteristics, connectors, termination, inspection and testing, an asset
    • Uninterrupted power supplies and switching, an asset
    • Safety requirements for Lockout/Tagout and Confined Space Access as described by WorkSafe BC or equivalent Canadian Workers Compensation Legislation.
  • Marine, offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel experience, an asset
  • New construction commissioning or retro-commissioning, an asset
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite desirable
  • Submarine operational experience, an asset
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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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