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Manager, Corporate Safety - Flight Operations - Toronto -

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 28, 2018
Posting End Date: Jul 19, 2018


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


Reporting to the Manager Operational Safety, the Manager Corporate Safety–Flight Operations works as part of an integrated team of branch safety experts, and is accountable to the Person Managing the Safety Management System (VP Safety) for the development and delivery of corporate business processes that provide oversight and assurance of required flight operations safety initiatives. This includes the review of existing and proposed Flight Operations 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 Air Canada SMS.

  • Acts as the Manager Corporate Safety, Flight Operations.
  • Develops appropriate protocols to receive, validate, process, investigate, review and finalize flight safety reports, observations and hazard submissions.
  • Provides investigative support to the Manager Corporate Safety Investigations regarding flight safety hazards.
  • Establish appropriate links and support structures within Flight Operations in order to properly prosecute safety reports.
  • Manages a process to formally monitor and track corrective action and subsequent performance resulting from safety issues and investigations.
  • Manages and oversees the process to provide de-identified reports to internal departments and external agencies as requested.
  • Manages the provision of support and assistance with respect to special project work.
  • The incumbent may analyze Flight Data Recorder (FDR) information, if required.
  • Manages the process to provide expert feedback to flight crews regarding SIMS – Flight Reports (ASRs) as well as Hazard, and associated reports from all areas of the operation.
  • Provide regular reports to Flight Operations, as requested, regarding Flight Operations safety issues, trends and reports.
  • Provide direct support to the Flight Operations Safety Board including presentation of safety statistics, hazards, trends and top concerns.
  • Provides well-written and researched professional contributions addressing safety issues/concerns to the Manager Corporate Safety Services & Training and the Flight Operations Safety Awareness
    Manager for professional journals and awareness.
  • Provide detailed reports that compare/contrast Air Canada Safety reports with those of Industry. Identify adverse trends and best practices where able.
  • Acts as an Internal/External Quality Auditor



  • High School Leaving Certificate, College or University degree is preferred.
  • Formal approved Accident Investigation Training Course, Human Factors Training and/or training in Quality Management, including ISOA Auditor training, is highly desired.
  • Must hold or have held an aviation industry professional license, e.g. airline pilot or flight engineer license, AME license, or have appropriate military training and experience.
  • Extensive flight operations experience is considered to be an essential element.
  • Have or have held a previous Flight Safety/Investigative position within a Part 705, or equivalent, Canadian Air Operation.
  • Aviation experience shall include in depth knowledge of daily airline/airport operating procedures and interdependence.
  • In depth knowledge of Transport Canada regulations and standards such as: Similar foreign regulatory agency regulations and requirements (e.g., FARs, EASA-Ops)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards, Recommended Practices and Applicable Annexes;
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operation Investigative Techniques and approved practices;



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

At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

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