Manager, Safety & Security
Red Deer Airport
Springbrook, AB

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Airport Operations, the Manager, Safety & Security is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Red Deer Regional Airport (RDRA) Safety Management System (SMS), Airport Security and Emergency Response Programs (ERP).

Critical Aspects:

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of the RDRA SMS program;
  • Chairing the Airport Safety Committee to coordinate the exchange of safety information (including hazards, incidents and accidents) with aircraft operators, NAV Canada and tenants at the airport;
  • In consultation with airport staff, conducting risk analysis of hazards, incidents and accidents and determining corrective action required;
  • Leading and coordinating safety related investigations when appropriate;


  • Ensuring appropriate corrective action is taken in response to safety hazards, incidents and accidents;
  • Keeping records of all safety related reports, incidents and accidents, and conducting trend analysis;
  • Providing and coordinating safety promotion and communication with all airport staff and tenants;
  • Ensuring the provision of adequate safety training for airport staff;
  • Ensuring that safety audits are conducted as required;
  • Measuring safety performance in relation to airport safety goals and objectives;
  • Annual reviews of the SMS, safety policy and safety objectives to determine their relevance, effectiveness and the need for possible revisions;
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of the RDRA’s ERP; and
  • Design, implement, monitor, revise and update security programs for RDRA to ensure compliance with all federal aviation regulations and directives regarding airport

Technical Proficiencies:

  • Knowledge of managing a SMS program in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations;
  • Solid business acumen and business improvement mindset to solution immediate issues and to identify trends, provide recommendations, plans and implement corrective actions;
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively reach a broad audience of internal and external clients, guests and other key


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in aviation studies, airport management or equivalent education;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an airport management, airport operations, airline operations and/or other relevant areas;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and SMS’s.

Qualified parties are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter that includes salary expectations by 4:30 pm on Friday December 14th,2018

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Airport: 5 years (Preferred)


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