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Repair and Overhaul Manager (Permanent)


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7 Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Repair and Overhaul Manager (Permanent)

Ottawa, ON / Victoria, BC

Expected Salary: $83,395 to $125,093


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.


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:


  • Lead and manage Repair and Overhaul (R&O) activities to ensure those services meet the Materiel Certification requirements for Victoria Class Submarines in support of the Victoria In Service Support Contract (VISSC).
  • Conduct the day-to-day operation and management of materiel support activities. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Managing designated R&O contracts as discrete projects.
    • Managing the Boat-to-Boat equipment list for contracted refit periods.
    • Determining appropriate Source of Repair for designated equipment.
    • Prioritizing material overhauls within DND forecast limits and within the established budget.
    • Assisting DND as the Materiel Support subject matter expert.
    • Assisting Babcock departmental personnel with determining requirements for work tasks.
    • Assisting with purchasing and cataloguing requirements.
    • Generating scheduled and bespoke reports.
  • Manage a Canadian-focused R&O pipeline by engaging off-shore Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with a view to conducting their work in Canada or establishing licensed representatives in Canada.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships with OEMs and authorised repair facilities.
  • Schedule site visits to repair facilities to witness and resolve outstanding issues, witness Factory Acceptance Tests, assess new facilities for possible inclusion on the Approved Supplier List or R&O activities.
  • Understand IRB / ITB policy and requirements and brief suppliers as required.
  • Conduct and/or assist with Technical Investigations as requested by DND.
  • Assist/advise DND with Engineering Change, technical refresh, upgrade, or replacement options for equipment.
  • Develop and implement processes and work instructions for the performance of R&O activities.
  • Develop and implement performance improvements to Maintenance and Repair Programs.
  • Conduct overview sessions of R&O process and requirements for Babcock, DND, and/or Repair Facilities as required.
  • Establish training briefs for subcontractors as required.
  • Manage the VISSC R&O Budget, including forecasting out a minimum of 2 years.
  • Attend trade shows (MariTech, CANSEC, DEFSEC, etc) as a supply chain representative with a view to identifying new capabilities advantageous to Babcock and DND.
  • Develop and drive continuous improvement initiatives that support the business need to enhance capabilities and increase operational effectiveness.


As our ideal candidate you bring:


  • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience. Naval experience in a technical trade, such as marine engineering is highly desirable, as is experience as a Life Cycle Material Manager.
  • Leadership and management experience.
  • Detailed knowledge in materiel management for major equipment and/or systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for collaboration with subject matter experts, colleagues, and suppliers.
  • The ability to work professionally and objectively managing multiple stakeholders, providing a clear focus and consistency in approach. 
  • Proven project management skills including; budget forecasting, tracking and execution.
  • You are skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • You are experienced with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Experience with either Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS) and Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS), would be considered an asset.
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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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