Senior Manager – Naval Architecture

Marine People are searching for a Senior Manager – Naval Architecture – For our client, a shipbuilder based in Victoria, BC, Canada.

In this role, you will:  

  • Provide leadership and direction to staff and clients as the Head of Naval Architecture within Babcock Canada, serving as the subject matter expert for the domain.
  • Be responsible for the direct oversight and management of 15+ engineers, technicians, and technologists.
  • Maintain Babcock Canada’s Naval Architecture domain, to include identifying required competencies, work experience, education, training, and professional development for company Naval Architects in the execution of their duties.
  • Maintain Naval Architecture domain compliance with Provincial Engineering and Technology Regulating bodies.
  • Provide thorough and thoughtful technical review and approval of Naval Architecture engineering documents intended for external delivery.
  • Manage Victoria Class Submarines’ weight, stability, structural strength, and fatigue life on behalf of the customer; as well as review engineering changes and assess impacts on these above margins.
  • Identify risks, impacts, mitigations and opportunities as it pertains to submarine safety, as well as company program evolutions (including but not limited to dockings, refits, trials, etc.)
  • Identify and support new business development opportunities, including reviewing bid evaluations and ensure sufficient resources are available to meet the new demand for the Naval Architecture domain.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all Naval Architecture stakeholders including customers, partners, suppliers and other departments and divisions, both internal and external.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate brings:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture from Canadian University, or recognized equivalent; Master’s Degree highly desirable.
  • 12+ years’ of engineering experience in a related field (minimum of 6 years in Naval Architecture).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing and providing strong leadership to a team of technicians, technologists and/or engineers.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Naval Architecture as applied to defence marine applications; submarine experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated professional competence to oversee the development of structural repair specifications in a shipyard environment.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in providing technical support to naval vessel docking/undocking and stability experiments; submarine experience desirable.
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered, as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada with the final dose at least 14 days prior to your start date
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance

The client supports the safety and wellbeing of their 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


Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Victoria (Canada)

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