Toronto Pearson

Officer, Aviation Safety Management Systems and Regulatory Audit

Toronto Pearson - Posted 1 year ago
$117k-300k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Aviation Safety salary records


Toronto, ON

no experience required
Company size
50k employees

Airport:  Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Aviation Safety Job description

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is a unique and dynamic place to work. Approximately 1,400 GTAA employees work non-stop with our partners and agencies to deliver a safe and welcoming airport experience at Canada’s leading global hub airport, Toronto Pearson. The impacts of the pandemic have been significant to our industry, yet we remain Pearson Strong and are realizing the opportunity to accelerate our Healthy Airport commitment. Join us on our accelerated journey in creating the airport of the future in a smart, healthy, and profitable way.

What’s in it for you?

We offer our GTAA members amazing benefits, including retirement planning, group health benefits, employee assistance programs (EAP), paid leave, education and training, as well as recognition and rewards programs.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Aviation Safety Management Systems, this position is responsible for assisting with the continued development, implementation, management and integration of the Safety Management System by ensuring that the program framework meets Canadian Aviation Regulations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintains the Safety Management System (SMS) framework by:
  • Ensuring that the SMS program and processes meet regulatory requirements, facilitate internal audits as per the Aviation Safety Management System Manual
  • Participating in the identification of aviation safety objectives, goals, and performance measures,
  • Facilitates and assists Hazard and Control Owners in the Risk Assessment and Incident Review process while identification of causal factors as well as root cause analysis
  • Ensuring corrective actions and agreed timelines are outcomes
  • Supporting, coordinating, conducting and leading investigations into airside safety incidents and/or identified systemic issues in partnership with an identified Single Point of Contact from the SMS Working Group
  • Maintaining the SMS database of incidents/hazards and reviewing Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) on a monthly basis and monitoring the progress of corrective action plans and system review follow-ups
  • Assists and supports the Manager, of Aviation Safety Management Systems in preparing for committee and industry meetings


  • Must possess a post-secondary diploma in Airport Management and/or five (5) years of combined equivalent work experience in airport operations and the Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in the development, implementation, and administration of a Safety Management System which includes auditing
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in aviation operations with a working level knowledge of airport operations and programs, as well as an understanding of protocols and procedures related to aviation safety
  • Must hold a valid provincial driver’s license (class G) with a minimum of five (5) years experience as a licensed driver
  • Will be required to obtain a ‘D’ AVOP 
  • Obtain and retain a Transportation Security Clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of Safety Management legislation, policies, procedures and relevant acts, regulations, standards, recommended practices and procedures related to SMS
  • Must have the ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail, conduct and analyze audit reports, and provide feedback and recommendations
  • Ability to discover and assess contributing and causal factors associated with airside incidents, accidents or safety reports
  • Ability to clearly impart knowledge and understanding of SMS requirements to a wide audience
  • Ability to develop and facilitate training courses and surveys
  • Solution and result-oriented, with strong analytical, planning and communications skills (oral, written, and computer)
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills and meticulous, resourceful, detail-oriented and a self-starter who works well as an individual and as a strong member of a dynamic team
  • Ability to produce reports for executives
  • Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The GTAA is a federally regulated private sector. The Government of Canada has suspended the mandatory vaccination requirement for federally regulated transportation sector workers. The GTAA continues to monitor government and health developments relating to COVID -19 and may re-introduce the Vaccination and proof of Vaccination requirements in the Policy at any time.

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