Structural / Mechanical Engineering Designer

Posting Date: 15 February 2020

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:


  • Design and develop solutions with a Mechanical / Structural focus for the integration of new sub-systems / components into existing systems.
  • Be responsible for the production of Technical drawings and specifications to support the implementation of Engineering Changes on board Victoria Class Submarines.
  • Undertake 3D modelling to support spatial integration.
  • Create detailed manufacturing drawings, assembly drawings, installation drawings, weld information sheets, and redlined drawings.
  • Specify weld types/sizes, and associated examination methods in accordance with contracted requirements with support of senior staff.
  • Develop knowledge of non-destructive testing / welding techniques and applications.
  • Provide novel solutions to technical problems.
  • Conduct onsite inspections/surveys under supervision.
  • Work closely with other Drawing Office disciplines to ensure coherency between deliverables.
  • Liaise with subcontractors to ensure design for manufacture / installation.
  • Maintain and prepare project documents as applicable.
  • Conduct other duties as necessary.


As our ideal candidate, you:


  • Hold a minimum of a College Technologist Diploma in a relevant field.
  • Have a minimum of four years of experience in Mechanical Drawing and Design (knowledge of welding and non-destructive testing an asset).
  • Possess the ability and aptitude to problem solve technical issues.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have experience with 2D and 3D CAD software (knowledge in AutoCAD and SolidWorks an asset).
  • Have installation / integration design experience (an asset).
  • Are 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.


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