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Manager, Schedule Optimization - 35840

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 13, 2024
Posting End Date: Jun 20, 2024


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

Responsible for the planned schedule, including commercial requirements and operational restrictions to achieve corporate objectives of profitability, growth, and market position.

  • Responsible for the total fleet deployment for Air Canada and all carriers flying on behalf of Air Canada, including maximizing fleet utilization in the schedule 
  • Design, evaluate, change, implement and manage the schedule, including all carriers flying on behalf of Air Canada and ad-hoc flying in an on-going changing commercial, competitive and operational environment
  • Maximize Network requirements and optimize overall corporate requirements with the assets available throughout the schedule
  • Responsible for the integration of both commercial and operational requirements and the decisions for any required trade-offs, including finding optimal solutions to unplanned changes to assets, maintenance, block time, Flight Ops crew limitations, etc. in the schedule while maintaining or exceeding the planned network profitability
  • Ensure use of assets such as aircraft, facilities and slots are maximized and protected
  • Identify high-cost drivers in the schedule and rectify through schedule re-work or adjustments
  • Adjust capacity to satisfy demand and cost objectives on an on-going basis
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to ensure proper integration of regional components in the schedule and negotiate with regional carriers when change is required
  • Maintain optimized manpower requirements with all operational branches to minimize the cost of operating the schedule to the corporation
  • Identify under-utilized assets and implement utilization improvement opportunities to generate incremental profitability in the schedule
  • (as required) Responsible for the content of the future selling schedules sent to RES
  • (as required) Act as scheduling contact for all charter and group requests originating from Network Planning and Charter teams
  • (as required) Assist in slot portfolio management as required


  • Post Secondary Education in a related field an asset
  • Airline experience, including operational and commercial knowledge
  • Experience with aircraft scheduling or similar scheduling experience
  • Knowledge of scheduling/forecasting systems 
  • Initiative in identifying schedule opportunities and threats and implementing solutions
  • Knowledge of airline financial and accounting concepts, such as variable and fixed cost, and cost accounting.
  • Ability to rapidly grasp impacts of schedule modifications on overall network 
  • Logical and analytical skills, including the ability to question system outputs and to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Prioritization and time management skills
  • Communication skills including the ability to resolve conflicts
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to function as member of a team and communicate effectively 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.