Manager, Airport Operations Job at Winnipeg Airports Authority – Winnipeg, MB

The Organization

Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is a community-based, non-share capital corporation responsible for managing, operating, maintaining, and investing in Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. WAA’s vision is to lead transportation innovation and growth. With our community, we provide excellent airport services and facilities in a fiscally prudent manner. Delivering on our core values of Respect, Integrity and Service Excellence.

As a perennial “Top Manitoba Employer”, WAA prides itself as an organization that attracts engaged employees with the right skills, in the right place, and at the right time. http://www.waa.ca

Posting close: October 28, 2021

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the Manager, Airport Operations will be responsible for managing the overall operational integrity of the airport, all airport processes and associated systems, all WAA personnel on shift, as well as overseeing various contracts associated with baggage handling, airport operations, customer service and security. This role will be acting as the senior management representative on site 24/7 and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with relevant WAA stakeholders and has discretionary decision-making authority regarding matters of operational importance to WAA. As part of the WAA leadership team this individual participates in the overall management and strategic planning processes of WAA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for day-to-day operations, including supervision of direct reports & contracted service providers that contribute to airport operations, including, but not limited to: Custodial Services, Customer Care & Security Services, Parking Services, People Moving Devices, & Airport Operations Support Services;
  • Has autonomy, discretion, and decision-making authority in the conduct of WAA’s business related to Airport Operations.
  • Direct and manage day-to-day maintenance of facilities, maintaining passenger facing service level standards and arrangements for urgent and emergency repairs or service by internal or external sources;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of corporate business initiatives;
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key decision makers in client organizations to foster good working relationships and an understanding of airport issues;
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff, consultants and others in WAA on matters relating to operations;
  • Monitor the performance of airlines, tenants, concessionaires and other to ensure adherence to WAA policies and programs;
  • Direct and manage emergency situations and irregular operations, activate and manage the Emergency Operations Centre as required. Serve as internal communications hub for all disruptions to business in emergent circumstances;
  • Develop business strategies and plans to drive improvements to operational efficiency and customer satisfaction;
  • Leverage internal resources to support and lead analyses related to terminal optimization, business case development, performance measurement, asset utilization and best practices;
  • Is responsible for setting performance expectations, objectives, goals, and timelines for performance compliance. Is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department;
  • Host regular and ad hoc briefings with stakeholders as required;
  • Provide detailed Management reports of activities to senior leadership;
  • Fiscal and budget responsibility, managing licenses and contracts; and
  • Enforce and otherwise ensure compliance with applicable regulations, including Canadian Aviation Regulations, Aerodrome Security Measures, etc.

Selection Criteria include:

  • University degree and/or college diploma in aviation management and/or equivalent years of experience;
  • A demonstrated track record of leadership in an orgnaizaiton or similar size and complexity;
  • Commitment to service excellence to our internal/external customers producing timely quality results;
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-function business partners to achieve results;
  • Confident speaker with excellent written communications;
  • Leadership experience, building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills;
  • Experience managing staff and large teams effectively achieving departmental and organizational goals;
  • Resourcefulness, organized and process driven with the ability to manage multiple initiatives with strong prioritization skills maneuvering through complex policy/process and people dynamics;
  • Budgeting and cost management skills and experience;
  • Thorough knowledge of airport operations;
  • Ability to work 24/7/365 rotational shifts;
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a D AVOP;
  • Must hold a valid drivers license
  • Preference given to bilingual candidate (French preferred) and;
  • Aviation industry experience would be an asset.
  • Winnipeg Airports Authority is a federally regulated environment, all employees are required to be Covid-19 vaccinated.

Work with us!

  • Highly competitive salary;
  • Full Benefits package of Health, Dental & Vision;
  • DC Pension Plan;
  • Healthcare Spending Account to use on additional benefit expenses;
  • Lifestyle Spending Account to use on Wellness expenses such as health and fitness;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Supported Training & Development opportunities;
  • Opportunity to work with a high functioning team of professionals working on a diversified portfolio;
  • Awarded Canada’s Top Employer of 2012; and
  • Awarded Manitoba’s Top Employers 10 consecutive years.

Condition of employment is the ability to obtain and maintain an Airport Restricted Area Identification Card.

WAA is an employment equity employer; aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to self-declare in their application.

About the Company

Company: Winnipeg Airports Authority –

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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