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Weapons and Combat Commissioning Manager


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Weapons and Combat Commissioning Manager (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.


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:

  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports
  • Provide leadership, oversight and management for a team of engineers and technologists conducting weapons and mission system testing and optimization
  • Assess, treat, document, and communicate risks associated with submarine platform and mission systems to both internal and external customers
  • Be responsive to Program Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Responsible for Commissioning work sequencing and delivery against project schedules
  • Be responsible to provide direct support to submarine operators and maintainers deployed in a variety of environments and operational scenarios


The ideal candidate brings:

  • Graduated from a recognized institution with post-secondary education (Technologist Diploma or Engineering Degree) or an equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Registered as an Applied Science Technologist, Certified Technician, or Professional Engineer with the applicable provincial association
  • 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven leadership skills and experience (5+ years) managing technical teams
  • Significant operational experience or equivalent equipment maintainer experience (10+ years) in the naval environment
  • Significant submarine systems knowledge and experience including operations and maintenance (10+ years)
  • Experience (5+ years) with naval mission systems and communications is highly desirable
  • Experience (5+ years) with weapons systems is highly desirable
  • Experience (5+ years) with naval mechanical and electrical systems is highly desirable
  • Experience with ISO Standard15288 and systems engineering life-cycle
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 0-2013 commissioning processes and system optimization  
  • Experience with functional and non-functional system inspection, demonstration, and performance testing 
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office suite
  • 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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