Project Manager-Work Period Planning (12 Month Contract)

Posting Date: 15 January 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:


  • Focus on project delivery, utilizing skills and experience to coordinate and accelerate activities to meet or better the project cost and schedule targets
  • Lead, coordinate and develop staff, ensuring the team are utilized and deployed effectively and employee performance & motivation are maximized to meet organisational standards and requirements.
  • Manage and develop effective relationships with our Customer and key stakeholders to enhance two-way communication, build an understanding of customer priorities and objectives and so improve integration and alignment of stakeholder organizations
  • Ensure resource demands and priorities are communicated to matrix resources including the Project Management Office and other departments as required
  • Actively manage project scope, schedule, cost and quality while following the applicable processes and procedures
  • Establish budgets and forecasts and subsequently manage activities to remain within the budget 
  • Make early predictions of any overspends against budget and apply mitigation actions
  • Develop and actively manage project risks in consultation with the Project Management Office
  • Maintain the quality of the product delivered to our Customer 
  • Develop and deliver appropriate project progress and status reports
  • Coordinate handoff of a completed work scope estimate and schedule to the bid manager
  • Complete other duties as necessary 


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a PMP Certification with Project Management Institute
  • You have a minimum 5 years’ experience in project management of defence systems contracts within the last 7 years
  • You display a sound working knowledge of project management principles and understand what the requirements of the business are to successfully lead the project team
  • You have experience communicating effectively with executives, senior managers, customers, and stakeholders 
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications skills, including presentations in front of groups
  • You have advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint and a working familiarity with at least one version of common scheduling software
  • You have a broad engineering/technical background (an asset)
  • You have Submarine experience (an asset)
  • 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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