Supportability Engineer

Posting Date: 16 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:


  • Undertake Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) on equipment and systems with a goal of understanding supportability drivers, through-life costs, and potential improvement actions;
  • Assist in the development of reliability tools and processes for asset work packages;
  • Build tools and processes for analysis across all work packages, such as: Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs);
  • Assist working groups to develop innovative solutions to equipment challenges;
  • Follow obsolescence management processes to assist in determining alternatives for equipment no longer supported by industry;
  • Liaise with staff throughout Babcock Canada and its sub-contractors in order to progress assigned tasks;
  • Assist in the development of new tools and techniques for through-life cost, operational availability, and safety management that Babcock Canada can deploy in support of the business;
  • Take part in specific business improvement activities as assigned;
  • Liaise with the customer as necessary to ensure that the assigned tasks meet with their requirements;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


As our ideal candidate,


  • You have a degree in Engineering or a science discipline;
  • You are a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or Engineer-In-Training (EIT), close to obtaining P.Eng.
  • You have three (3) – five (5) years’ engineering experience (can include co-op work experience)
  • Previous experience in Reliability Engineering or similar ILS experience is highly desirable
  • You have strong analytical skills, particularly with a focus on integrated systems
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (including data analytics in Microsoft Excel) and other Business Intelligence tools, such as Power BI.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You 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.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.



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