Manager, Aviation Operations

Effectively manage our Aviation Operations so that we can provide optimal care for our patients and safety for our staff.

in this role, you will:

  • Manage contracts and service agreements with commercial air carriers
  • Build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

As our successful candidate, you will also:

  • Manage contracts and service agreements with commercial air carriers
  • Align spending costs with your budget
  • Report on heliport and/or airport facilities’ ability to meet BCHES needs
  • Design heliport standards and work to have them implemented
  • Help develop positive links with communities, governments and other organizations to share best practices and promote BCEHS Aviation Operations
  • Establish aircraft equipment and maintenance requirements
  • Advise on flight safety and quality assurance programs
  • Assist with aviation incident/accident investigations
  • Ensure the timely communication of aircraft, airports or heliports service interruptions, safety risks or defective processes to BCEHS teams
  • Ensure disaster preparedness and business continuity plans are in place and carried out as needed
  • Recommend aircraft equipment
  • Assist BC government agencies with aviation services and guide flight logistic planning
  • Develop and deliver aviation-related training 

You have:

  • Education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Administration or Business Management
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the military or commercial aviation industry with rotary wing and/or fixed wing operational experience
  • Significant experience as a flight operations manager, pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer, or Transport Canada safety inspector
  • Experience working with safety management systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legislation and standards related to the inspecting, licensing and regulating of aircraft, aviation personnel, air carriers and aircraft operators
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, data base software and Microsoft Project
  • Project management experience

You can:

  • Effectively build stakeholder consensus
  • Complete tasks with limited supervision or direction
  • Prioritize work and balance multiple activities concurrently while working effectively under time pressures to meet deadlines
  • Function effectively in a dynamic organization with changing priorities where expedited responses may be necessary
  • Analyze and creatively problem-solve complex issues
  • Travel for work

Knowledge of airports/heliports and supporting facilities and determining Transport Canada certification and Knowledge of the BC Emergency Health Care system and the delivery of air ambulance services are assets.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

Status: Regular Full-time

Location: Vancouver or Victoria

Closing Date: When the position has been filled, interviews anticipated to take place starting June 10, 2019.

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About Us

BC Emergency Health Services is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

Red River College’s Applied Computer Education department has partnered with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Talent to match co-op students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Eligible employers can receive 50% to 70% in wage subsidies towards a student’s work term pay.

The Applied Computer Education department runs three different programs that have a work experience terms: Business Information Technology, Business Technology Management, and our newest program – Information Security. We are constantly amazed at the quality of work our students produce.

Why should I hire a co-op student?

Hiring a co-op student via the Career Ready Program subsidy comes with a low investment and low risk. Students bring fresh ideas and approaches with them and are highly motivated and enthusiastic to gain work experience. After having a co-op student work for your organization, they already know your organization by the time they graduate and are workplace-ready. We see this as an opportunity for start-up companies and entrepreneurs to hire students and grow their business.

Where does the funding come from?

As part of the Government of Canada’s Student Work Integrated Learning Program, ITAC’s Career Ready Program connects SMEs with funding towards co-op student wages. The program provides up to a 50% wage subsidy towards a typical student’s work term pay up to a maximum of $5,000. A 70% wage subsidy is available, to a maximum of $7,000, when qualifying students come from underrepresented groups in STEM: women; indigenous students; recent immigrants; persons with disabilities; and first-year students.

Benefit to Students

When companies are able to hire a driven employee who can apply cutting edge techniques and knowledge learned at RRC, the students in turn will gain valuable hands-on experience in the emerging digital economy.

“The ITAC partnership will open doors for Red River College learners and help employers secure the talent they need to compete in the digital economy.” – Haider Al-Saidi, Chair, Applied Computer Education Red River College.

Contact us for more info

For more information on accessing ITAC’s Career Ready Program subsidies towards hiring a co-op student for your organization, please contact:
Steve Lawrence,

About the ACE Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL)
The Applied Computer Education (ACE) Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job experience with classroom theory by integrating a term of paid employment within the terms of academic study. Students are given the opportunity to practice and apply the skills gained in their college as productive full-time employees on their work term.

About ITAC Talent
As Canada’s national information and communications technology (ICT) business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally. The mandate of ITAC Talent, a division of ITAC, is to ensure that Canada’s employers in all sectors of the economy have access to ICT professionals with the skills they need to thrive and compete in today’s rapidly changing technology environment.

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