Head of Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering

Posting Date: 05 February 2021

Location: Winnipeg, CA, R3J 3Y9

Company: Babcock

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Head of Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering – Permanent

Winnipeg, Manitoba



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 not only works in the Marine sector providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet; we also operate in the Aviation sector, providing Aerial Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to the Province of Manitoba. Our business continues to grow as we expand our services into the Canadian Civil Nuclear Industry and further into the Aviation sector by bidding for complex civil aviation and military flying training programs.


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 embody 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


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at www.babcockcanada.com.


In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible to the Accountable Executive for the management of all aspects of aircraft maintenance carried out by Babcock Canada’s Aerial Emergency Services
  • Obtain Transport Canada acceptance as designated Personal Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) for the Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO)
  • Be responsible for all portions of CAR 571, 573, and 605 that are applicable to the AMO scope of work, ensuring efficient and effective Maintenance Planning, Quality Assurance, Safety Management, and Training programs are established and maintained, in accordance with the MPM and CPM
  • Lead and develop a team of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and support personnel through department managers to ensure successful delivery of Babcock’s commitments to its customers
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities, aeronautical product manufacturers and suppliers to ensure compliance with current requirements.
  • Ensure an effective and efficient business model through financial management of departmental budgets
  • Contribute to the delivery of future contract mobilization plans
  • Develop succession plans to ensure business continuity within the AMO
  • Provide timely, accurate and comprehensive support to all levels of the operation and contract partners to ensure sound business decisions and risk mitigation
  • Build business-to-business relationships within the Canadian Aviation market
  • Oversee procurement strategies with approved vendors


The ideal candidate brings:


  • A minimum of 6 years of aircraft maintenance experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build long lasting and profitable relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven experience and expertise in assessing and articulating relevant business cases and risk assessments to support operational and business requirements
  • A proven track record as an exemplary leader
  • A Project Management certificate or a degree related to Aviation Engineering would be considered an asset
  • Eligibility for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online at https://www.babcockinternational.com/careers/


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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