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Manager, Climate Change Programs - 26922

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Oct 14, 2021
Posting End Date: Oct 24, 2021


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 Manager, Climate Change and Aircraft Noise, the incumbent will be accountable to develop and lead projects within the portfolio of climate change, act as the subject matter expert, and ensure regulatory compliance for all aspects of their accountabilities.
This position will be focused on the following areas: air emissions and climate change, sustainable aviation and low carbon fuels as well as carbon offsets but could be called to support other areas within environmental affairs for Air Canada and its subsidiaries.
This position will be responsible for interfacing with multiple stakeholders internally and externally as applicable (Corporate customers, industry associations and others), to ensure successful outcomes for Air Canada. This position will also support internal stakeholders by providing expertise in the above-mentioned areas.
Functional Accountabilities 
  • Responsible for the development and management of the Carbon Offsets program offerings within Air Canada and subsidiaries (Aeroplan, Air Canada Vacations), ensuring coordination, sourcing of carbon offsets, contract management and market trend analysis and sustainability integrity. 
  • Provides program management and expertise for Air Canada’s compliance to air emissions requirements including ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and the United Kingdom Emissions Trading Scheme. 
    • Conducts evaluation of regulatory requirements and interfaces with government agencies.
    • Assists Branches and subsidiaries in the development of climate projects 
    • Documents and submits reports and information to the regulatory agencies and coordinate external verification as needed.
    • Assesses and projects upcoming mandatory SAF and carbon offsets requirements to meet compliance obligations.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the implementation of Air Canada’s Climate Change Action Plan in co-operation with Business units and the Climate Action Plan Program Manager:
    • Provides subject matter expertise and inter-branch coordination in developing project plan, business cases, and identification of external funding sources and application.
    • Participates and represents Environmental Affairs at various internal working groups.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in influencing the development of domestic and international environmental policies and standards related to climate change, carbon offsetting, sustainable aviation fuels and renewable energy. Monitors emerging technologies and best practices from around the world and conducts research analysis for policy development and shares this knowledge with internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship and promote environmental stewardship with Stations and Branches as main contact person for environmental issues and concerns related to area of responsibility.
  • Continually maintains a high level of professional proficiency and knowledge of all environmental matters, regulations, technologies, and developments. Shares good practices and problems/lessons learned with colleagues, branches, and alliance carriers.


  • University degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in related GHG management, environmental project management, aviation environmental management or pertinent aviation experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
  • Knowledge of current Provincial and Federal environmental legislations, regulations and policies related to GHG and air emissions, and related industry best practices an asset.
  • Knowledge of GHG programs and standards (CDP, TCFD, GRI, EcoVadis, ISO14064-1/-2/-3, etc.), an asset.
  • Highly developed facilitation and negotiation skills, including an ability to foster strong relationships with and manage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven project management skills involving multiple departments with exceptional problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize activities and excellent time management and organizational.
  • Commitment to quality and pride in work, patience, and perseverance.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in rapidly changing environments or uncertain conditions.
  • Ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others.
  • Demonstrates openness and willingness to adapt to different and new ways of doing things.
  • Takes responsibility for the results and actively participates in the future direction of the organization.
  • Demonstrates concern for satisfying one’s external and/or internal customers.
  • Results oriented with proactive and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Must be a team player with ability to work closely with diverse groups and working styles.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours, when required.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally approximately once a month.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st 2021
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.