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Senior Manager, Airport Operations
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

October 11, 2021
at 5:00 PM
Job ID: J0921-0179 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated professional with proven leadership skills as the Senior Manager, Airport Operations. YXX has a very diversified operation with an active airfield that represents 150,000 annual movements, and a terminal operation that supported 1 million plus passengers pre-COVID, 3 National Air Carriers operate from YXX, along with a world class fixed/rotary-winged Aerospace cluster representing 1,500 employees on the airfield. The incumbent will be responsible for providing the leadership and management of all aspects of day-to-day operations to ensure the airport is operating in a safe, secure, efficient manner year-round.

If you have the ability to move from big picture strategic thinking while executing day-to-day actions, multi-tasking and a history of building and growing strong relationships across all organizational levels, we want to hear from you!
Duties: Specific responsibilities include:
• Pro-actively managing all day to day operational challenges/opportunities for an active 24/7
airfield/terminal year round;
• Ensuring the Airport is operating within all regulations that govern airports (YXX is a certified
aerodrome and is responsible for operating within all regulations set out by the Minister of
• Establishing an open for business relationship with all YXX partners/stakeholders and
supporting their operational needs;
• Providing leadership to airport staff through coaching, mentoring, listening, and providing
clear/precise directions to airport staff on day-to-day operation; and
• Being a critical/strategic thinker, problem-solver with excellent written and verbal
communication skills and be expected to develop innovative solutions and approaches to
reconcile planning challenges.
Educational Requirements: Our ideal candidate will have:
• A diploma or Bachelor Degree (Business or Operations related);
• 7 years of progressive work experience in Airport Operations and 5 plus years of
management/leadership experience.
Additional Information: At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at
Web Address:
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: September 20, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: October 11, 2021 05:00 PM