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Manager, Corporate Safety Compliance - 35512

Location: TORONTO, ON, 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.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Safety Assurance and Compliance – Airports North America, this position is responsible for managing the implementation of required safety compliance programs for their specific region with a specific focus on the review of existing and proposed ground handling and safety policies, procedures and actions, along with identifying threats, adverse trends, risks, hazards and best practices in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the SMS. Ensuring their respective regions are compliant with the internal and external safety and standards set forth by Air Canada and based on IATA (IOSA/ISAGO), Transport Canada, FAA, and the Canada Labour Code Part II standards and recommended practices. 

Key Functions:

  • Conduct of quality and compliance observations for verification of ground safety activities and initiatives, including employee safety performance monitoring, adherence to SOPs; vehicle, aircraft, and other equipment reviews throughout all areas of the station operations – In-Terminal, Airside, Baggage, & Cargo (airside)
  • Provide guidance and coaching to front-line employees and management
  • Regional expert for SIMS - provides Safety, Quality Assurance, Human Factors and SIMS training/coaching as required to support employees and management concerning safety and QA operations.
  • Promote corporate standards for safety, security, health and safety. Fosters and encourages a positive, proactive safety culture across their area of responsibility
  • Supports their region in the development of their safety objectives and priorities and aides the station in meeting their objectives through the continuous improvement activities and initiatives
  • Provides reports and analyzes trends on safety performance to the Sr. leadership team for their respective Region
  • Primary experts in managing safety files, compliance activities and ensuring all staff are properly trained and able to employ safety tools and resources. 
  • Works with station management teams to ensure all accidents and near misses are reported and investigated in accordance with the Air Canada safety policies ensuring that all have prioritized corrective or preventative actions aimed at preventing the recurrence of similar events. 
  • Oversees and conducts quality checks on the assessment and investigations conducted by station management teams.
  • Acts as designated investigator of complex safety incidents/accidents where required and based on severity of event (Yellow, Orange, Red)
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of corrective or preventive actions to address audit findings aimed at preventing the recurrence of similar events
  • Liaise with external bodies such as local airport authorities and specialist groups on safety issues
  • Identify opportunities for continuous safety improvement


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or the equivalent; equivalent & relevant professional experience may be considered.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Above and Below Wing process and procedures, Environmental Compliance, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance, Security Regulatory Compliance. Experience working at the CSEQ level as both an Auditor and a manager safety are critical requirements. 
  • Experience in unionized environment and with Employee management
  • Ability to travel frequently and work irregular hours, including weekends when required.
  • Team player with strong work ethic and ability to work independently. 
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively communicate and influence.
  • Strong presentation skills are essential. 
  • Self-starter, customer focused and results driven. 
  • Strong, thorough knowledge of Airport Operations, including previous experience working in this environment, is required. 
  • Experience with managing safety, health and safety committee
  • Understanding of Federal regulations (TC, COSH, CARS)
  • Knowledge of SOPs (Standard Operational Procedures) and IOSA standards an asset
  • Analytical abilities for creative and innovative analysis and problem solving. 
  • A proven ability to work under pressure 
  • Good computer skills
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Understanding of risk assessment

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.