Airfield Operations Specialist

Number of positions available: 1
Status: Permanent Full-Time 
Salary:  Authority Band 8 ($85,009.60 - $88,420.80 - $91,956.80 - $95,617.60)
Closing Date: May 26, 2022

We are more than just planes and tarmacs. Our purpose travels beyond our runway into the communities we serve. We are about connections, stories and life defining adventures made possible by the work we do. We are committed to fostering an environment where our people are rewarded through meaningful work experiences inspired by purpose. 

The Calgary Airport Authority is made up of remarkable people committed to delivering great results. We manage and operate YYC Calgary International Airport, YBW Springbank Airport and collaborate with many partners - from airlines to customer services and government agencies to food and retail outlets. With the opening of our new international terminal and Canada"s longest runway, this is an exciting time to join our Crew and advance YYC as one of Canada"s best airports.
Our Airfield Operations team is passionate about airport operations and ensuring that our airfield operates efficiently, effectively and, above all else, safely. Whether it’s rain or shine, or even snow, this team makes certain that our airfield is safe and secure through site inspections, wildlife management, compliance audits and much more. Our Airfield Operations experts are high performers who make substantive change every day. There is never a dull moment with this team which adds to the excitement of being a part of YYC!

Reporting to the Manager, Airfield Operations, you will be responsible for maintaining a safe airfield operating environment for aircraft, vehicles, and personnel at one of Canada’s busiest airports. Your primary responsibilities include:
  • Daily implementation of the Airfield Site Self Inspection Program (SSIP).
  • Daily execution of the Wildlife Management Program.
  • Inspection and reporting of Runway Surface Conditions in all types of weather conditions
  • Providing support to Emergency Responders in the role of On-Scene Controller in the event of an incident.
  • Providing guidance to Authority staff and other agencies on matters of airfield safety and compliance through the knowledge and application of regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Acting as the Airfield Construction Coordinator. This includes:
    • Coordinating with Project Managers, Integrated Operations Centre, and NAV Canada
    • Reviewing construction schedules.
    • Preparing, issuing and managing all airfield NOTAMs.
    • Attending construction planning meetings and advising on operational impacts and regulatory compliance.
    • Inspecting construction sites for correct implementation of operational safety measures.
  • Conducting audits of Authority assets and tenant operations ensuring compliance with regulations and Authority policies.
  • Enforcement of the high standards expected from all who operate on the Airfield.
  • Providing support to our Airfield Operations team in snow events as required.
  • Providing support to the Integrated Operations Centre.
  • Knowledge of airport operations and regulations.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License or equivalent, subject to a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Ability to obtain the following:
    • Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)
    • Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC)
    • Restricted Radio Operators Certificate
    • Restricted Possession Acquisition License (RPAL)
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule in a 24/7 operation including days, afternoons, midnights, weekends and holidays.
  • Strong computer skills, displaying ease in working with a variety of software applications and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as high degree of attention to detail.
  • Effective written and documentation skills in order to complete Airfield Site Self Inspections, daily shift summary and incident reports.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as approved by Health Canada
  • This role is considered safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug and alcohol test through a third-party provider
  • Knowledge of wildlife management theory and techniques is an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in airport operations would be considered an asset.
  • Existing knowledge of airport, aviation and transportation functions is an asset.
  • Experience working in an Airfield Operations environment is an asset
  • Ability to handle stress and deal with crisis situations in a calm manner and be able to assist in managing others in a stressful environment.
Are you looking for the journey of a lifetime? One that’s focused on creating effortless and memorable experiences for millions of guests and travelers each year. Click the apply button for your chance to learn how you can be a part of one of Alberta’s Top Employers.
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