Senior Weapons Engineer

Posting Date: 10 September 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 a technical lead within the weapons and combat systems engineering section
  • Draft, review, and approve repair specifications for submarine maintenance activities
  • Provide mentoring and professional oversight for a team of up to 5 engineers-in-training and technologists.
  • Assess, document, and communicate risks associated with submarine weapons handling and discharge systems.
  • Be responsive to Program and Project Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Be the system’s technical lead and provide oversight on complex fault diagnosis activities and system operations involving non-standard line-ups or modified configurations.
  • Identify risks, opportunities and appropriate treatments.
  • Ensure lessons from experience (LFE) are collated and recorded in the management system.
  • Conduct other duties as necessary or as reasonably assigned from time to time


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a post-secondary Engineering degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree desirable).
  • You are licensed to practice in Canada as a Professional Engineer or able to complete such registration within 12 months
  • You have 4+ years experience as an engineer in the naval environment,
  • 4+ years submarine-specific experience desirable
  • 3+ years experience in mentoring/guiding technical teams desirable
  • Offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel operational experience, an asset
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices an asset
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite desirable
  • Eligible for a Canadian 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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