Director of Engineering, Aviation
Winnipeg, CA
5d ago

Director of Engineering, Aviation (Permanent)

Winnipeg, MB

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.

As well, we have expanded into the Canadian Nuclear Energy Industry. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is a leading nuclear services company with a growing national and global presence.

Drawing on over 60 years of nuclear experience, Cavendish Nuclear provides specialized service solutions in Canada, with global capabilities across the entire nuclear life cycle.

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.

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

    In this role, you will :

  • Be responsible to the Executive for the strategic oversight and leadership of all aspects of aircraft engineering and maintenance carried out by Babcock Canada’s Aviation business
  • Develop annual business plans, to include specific, measureable objectives, targets and initiatives to support the efficient delivery of the aviation business results and strategy in Canada
  • Ensure an effective and efficient business model through financial management of departmental budgets
  • Lead the engineering and maintenance teams through departmental managers, nurture and mentor talent to develop robust succession plans and lead by example, a positive and proactive safety culture within the team.
  • Establish and modify maintenance policies, processes and procedures as required to optimise the service delivery and drive continuous improvement across the department.
  • Build relationships based on trust with customers, industry, institutions and academia within the Canadian Aviation market
  • Build a collaborative peer network across Babcock’s global businesses to ensure best practice is shared and implemented within Babcock Canada
  • Play a key role in business development activities in expanding Babcock’s Aviation footprint in Canada in the defence and aerospace markets.
  • Lead and deliver future contract mobilisation plans
  • The ideal candidate brings :

  • You have a minimum of 15 years’ of experience in a related position
  • You have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in management / leadership roles.
  • You hold a post-secondary education in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Engineering or a related field
  • You are an experienced, dynamic individual possessing the skills and attitude required to deliver exceptional services to the customer and deliver significant growth for Babcock Canada
  • Ideally you will have a background in civilian or military aviation engineering or in service support, and a comprehensive understanding of Transport Canada regulations and be able to hold the role of Person Responsible for Maintenance
  • You will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build long lasting and profitable business relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • You have are autonomous, with the desire to grow your capabilities to meet future business needs
  • You have worked for a large or international organization with an understanding of a matrix organization
  • You are a proven exemplary leader
  • 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 clearance
  • Applicants, please apply online at https : / / / 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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