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Senior Test Specialist, Electrical (Permanent)


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Senior Test Specialist, Electrical (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 testing, acceptance and maintenance activities for various Victoria Class Submarine (VCS) systems and equipment.
  • Act as a Test Director and direct multi-disciplinary employees during the testing of submarine systems and equipment.
  • Conduct equipment trouble-shooting, fault diagnosis and corrective maintenance.
  • Contribute to the determination of solutions to problems and issues of moderate to high complexity and clearly articulate complex technical issues, solutions and risks to all stakeholders (technical and non-technical).
  • Work effectively as part of a broader technical team and lead small to medium sized teams to deliver assigned projects or tasks.
  • Provide mentorship or guidance for other Test Specialists.
  • Record defects using Babcock Canada IT applications.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as required.


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 EIT designation, as applicable, in British Columbia.
  • 8+ years of relevant technical experience.
  • Strong communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Experience with field functional testing of control components.
  • Experience with measurement and analysis activities.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite.
  • Marine, offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel experience, an asset.
  • Submarine operational experience, an asset.
  • The following experience would be considered an asset:
    • Experience with Alternating Current systems and power distribution control systems.
    • Proven knowledge of Direct Current control systems / motor control / generator testing.
    • Control and monitoring system testing.
    • Knowledge of lead acid or lithium ion battery systems.
    • Naval mission system equipment experience including sonar, navigation, tactical, communication, weapon discharge and handling systems.
    • Fibre optic applications, cable characteristics, connectors, termination, inspection and testing.
    • Knowledge of uninterrupted power supplies and switching.
    • Awareness of functional and non-functional system performance testing in new construction or retro-commissioning.
  • 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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