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Naval Architecture Team Lead (Permanent)


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite


Naval Architecture Team Lead (Permanent)

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:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for a team of approximately 15 naval architects and technologists to execute on-site inspections, repair specifications and deviations/waivers for complex systems and structures
  • Coordinate waterfront naval architecture resources including prioritization, task assignments and acquisition of new resources to meet projected demand
  • Assess, document, and communicate risks associated with submarine naval architecture and structures to both internal and external customers
  • Be responsive to Program Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports
  • Identify risks, impacts, mitigations and opportunities in program delivery


The ideal candidate brings:

  • An Engineering Degree, Technologist Diploma, or equivalent training and experience
  • Licensed to practice in Canada as a Professional Engineer or able to complete such registration within 12 months.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience with 5+ years of submarine specific experience (i.e. submarine systems including operations and maintenance, submarine naval architecture and structures, and/or submarine mechanical systems engineering)
  • Naval architecture or welding experience and qualifications in a senior capacity considered a differentiating asset
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing and/or providing professional guidance to technical teams
  • A strong ability to manage and coordinate multiple competing tasks and priorities while remaining focused, calm, and professional under pressure
  • Proven ability to work effectively with internal and external customers and sustain a collaborative team environment
  • 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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