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Subcontracts Manager (Temporary)


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Subcontracts Manager (12 Month Contract)

Victoria, BC


Expected Salary: $63,055 to $94,583


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:

Contract Formation:

  • Be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and awarding Subcontracts for Technical Services in Marine & Aviation Sectors
  • Work in collaboration with Project Managers to develop Work Packages, Statements of Work (SOW) with Project and managing workflows through the approval process
  • Analyse supplier proposals, utilize source selection techniques (best value, total cost of ownership, etc.), establish negotiation and identify supplier risks/opportunities
  • Support Commercial Team to ensure complete flow down of Prime Contract requirements into appropriate Subcontract terms and conditions
  • Ensure all subcontracts meet relevant Babcock Canada’s Commercial and Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Work closely with export compliance personnel to ensure subcontractor compliance with all relevant export regulations


Contract Administration:

  • Provide day to day management of subcontracts including, where necessary, amendments, claims and dispute resolution
  • Conduct subcontractor on-site meetings
  • Work closely with the Project Management Team to ensure the subcontractor is compliant with security requirements, working within the SOW and staying on schedule
  • Resolve Subcontractor issues through continuous improvement approach
  • Manage supplier performance to cost, delivery/schedule, quality, technical and contractual requirements
  • Provide cost savings through negotiations to ensure that we are providing our customers with best value
  • Grow supplier relationships to ensure continued or improved performance levels are achieved
  • Ensure that supplier’s invoices are reviewed and processed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Be responsible for reporting and achieving program milestones including but not limited to cost, schedule, and quality
  • Perform Supplier Relationship Management
  • Perform other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate brings:


  • 4-8 years of experience preferably in complex engineering environment
  • A Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or degree/diploma in a related field or a combination of relevant years of experience and education 
  • Knowledge of commercial business practices and experience working with third party suppliers
  • Experience sourcing, negotiating target rates, and awarding subcontracts for technical services
  • Program or Project Management skills
  • Team player with leadership skills
  • Ability to use MS Project and the suite of MS Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Technical, Technologist or Trades Experience is desirable
  • Preferred experience in Marine, Aviation, Defence or Public Works projects
  • IACCM, APICS, CPSM, CSCP, SCMA or other Certification is an asset
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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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