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Senior Test Specialist - Mechanical (Permanent)

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria




Senior Test Specialist - Mechanical (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:

  • Carry out testing, acceptance and maintenance activities for various Victoria Class Submarine 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
  • 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



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, CTech or EIT designation, as applicable, in British Columbia
  • 8 years’ experience maintaining, testing, or commissioning mechanical systems
  • Strong communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Experience with internal and external tank pressure testing is an asset, including large volume hydrostatic testing
  • Familiarity with pneumatic and hydraulic systems including, pressure vessels
  • Experience in the following are desirable and considered assets:
    • Material fitness inspections, lifting appliance certification and strength testing of fixed components such as eye plates, bollards, capstans
    • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems as well as Chilled Water cooling systems and equipment Set to Work experience
    • Diesel engine familiarity
    • Gas turbine familiarity
    • Bulk liquid storage familiarity
    • Marine, offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel experience
    • New construction commissioning or retro-commissioning
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite desirable
  • Submarine operational experience an asset
  • 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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