Airport Manager/Exec. Dir./Pres./Ceo, Airside Operations, International (All Positions)
4 Year Degree
This is a newly created role designed to serve as the ‘understudy’ and subsequent successor to the Director of Airport Operations. Under the direction of the Director of Airport Operations, support the planning, organization, and management of all aspects of airport operations and security. Supports the full spectrum of daily airport operations which includes safety and security of the airfield, terminal, other landside facilities and general aviation. In addition, responsible for compliance with Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) directives, Overseas Territories Aviation Regulations (OTAR's), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulatory and technical recommendations, developing procedures and protocols, amendments of technical manuals and managing emergency response actions.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Supports and oversees the goals, objectives, policies, procedures, budget review and work standards for Airport Operational Programs with a strong dedication to the established Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) set by the President of Skyport.
Reports and provides supportive management, oversite and technical skills to the Director of Airport Operations in relationship to Airport Operational Programs and established Aviation SMS.
Supports the Aerodrome Certification requirements as outlined in the Overseas Territories Aviation Regulations (OTAR's) regulations and the Airport Operations Manual (AOM).
Oversees the administration and training of Airport Operational and security staff based on the Airport Operations Manual (AOM), Aviation security Program (ASP) and established Aviation SMS policies.
Coordinates the emergency response to identified or standard aviation hazards to include aircraft, vehicle or passenger accidents, security events, environmental incidents and non-compliance of industry standards by ground handling and fuel service providers.
Ensures and promotes operational programs are in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulatory requirements and recommendations; implements change management as outlined in Aviation SMS requirements; and, continuously monitors skill levels of existing operational and security staff to support recommendations for program enhancements through training or system improvements.
Oversees and provides management, as needed, for Air Navigation Services (ANS) provided by the Bermuda Airport Authority (BAA) in support of the Aerodrome Certificate and OTAR requirements. Program management will include understanding of Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service requirements.
Provides support to the Head of Airport Security with review and budget management of service contracts and program enhancements in support of the holistic Airport Security Program (ASP).
Coordinates and provides guidance for the amendment of the Airport Operations Manual (AOM), Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) and the Airport Security Program (ASP).
First Year Success Criteria
Successfully complete the Airport Vehicle Operational Program (AVOP) requirements for on-airport driving privileges to include demonstration of satisfactory skills in radio communication and runway safety requirements.
Participant in and provide management support of an airport emergency exercise using the existing Airport Emergency Program (AEP) Manual.
Successfully lead and manage an Airport Operational Working Group (AOWG) meeting with airport stakeholders. Successfully create and lead an agenda to include review of previous meeting minutes and new items for committee review. Support stakeholders with follow on meeting minutes and completion of action item requirements.
Successfully lead and manage a Joint Airport Operations Committee (JAOC) meeting with the Bermuda Airport Authority (BAA). Successfully create and lead an agenda to include review of previous meeting minutes and new items for committee review. Support stakeholders with follow on meeting minutes and completion of action item requirements.
Create or amend a program manual related to airport operational or security requirement. Successfully support the change management of the manual though airport stakeholders.
Show successful team building and relationship skills with Skyport Staff(at all levels) and airport stakeholders.
4 year degree required. Graduate degree a plus.
Minimum of 10 years related working experience, with at least 3 years at a Management level.
Management responsibility for a team of 10 or more.
Experience working at 2 or more commercial airports.
High levels of emotional intelligence and multi-cultural awareness.
Knowledge of ICAO, OTAR, and FAA Regulations and Procedures related to airport operations.
Knowledge of principles and practices of airport ground movement, aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS), Ground Electronic Services (GES), and Air Traffic Control (ATC).
Knowledge of emergency response and procedures to aircraft emergencies.
Knowledge of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) in support of NOTAMs, AIP, and aeronautical data management.
Demonstrated experience with practices and methods used in airline scheduling, aviation vocabulary, runway ingress/egress, airport and airspace planning related to ICAO documents and formulation of legal operational directives, policies and agreements.
Knowledge of standard airfield lighting, signs, and markings and ARFF procedures and categories of service.
Skill in training, planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others.
Skilled in presenting technical information and items as part of change management for operational.
Ability to exercise sound independent judgement within general procedural guidelines.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize and lead meetings and phone conferences.
Familiarity with the National Civil Aviation Security Program (NCASP) and ICAO Annex 17 is a desirable asset.
Ability to remain calm in a crisis or emergency.
Able to prioritize and multi-task work with minimum supervision.
Skill in budget planning and fiscal understanding for the organization.
Skyport is the future of Bermuda’s air travel experience. Together with our partners in Government and tourism, we help Bermuda compete and shine on the world stage. Skyport is a Bermudian company, led by Aecon Concessions, tasked with transforming Bermuda’s airport infrastructure and airport services. Skyport is overseen by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), a regulating body establish...ed by the Government of Bermuda that is supported in regulatory requirements by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements and recommendations.HistoryThe first facility on the site now occupied by L.F. Wade International Airport was built between 1941 and 1943 as a joint US Army Air Forces (USAAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) base, Kindley Field. At the end of World War II, the RAF left Bermuda. The field, by then hosting civil as well as military aircraft, was operated by the United States Air Force as Kindley Air Force Base until 1970, when it was transferred to the United States Navy. The US Navy operated it as US Naval Air Station, Bermuda until 1995, when it was transferred to the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of Tourism and Transport. In 2007, it was renamed as L.F. Wade International Airport in honour of L. Frederick Wade, a prominent Bermudian politician. In 2017, the Government of Bermuda signed an agreement with Canadian Commercial Corp, Aecon, to build a new airport terminal adjacent to the existing terminal at the end of what was an active runway at one time. This agreement leases L.F. Wade International Airport to Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited, owned by Aecon, until 2047 when the new terminal and all airport assets will revert to the Government of Bermuda.About L.F. Wade International AirportAt 21 square miles, the entire UK overseas territory of Bermuda is smaller than some of the world’s larger airports. Located 560 miles east of Cape Hattaras, Bermuda depends on its airport (BDA/TXKF) for much of its contact with the outside world. The airport can support aircraft of all sizes up to and including the A380. At one time, the airport served as a NASA Space Shuttle launch-abort site that could have been used during low- and mid-inclination launches. Facilities include both a passenger and a cargo terminal as well as a large airport hangar constructed in 1995 and possible open for extended commercial or maintenance services for the airport in the future.Current OperationsToday, L.F. Wade International Airport offers service to nine destinations in Europe, Canada and the U.S., including travel hubs such as London, New York, Atlanta, Miami and Toronto. The airport is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, United, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, and Westjet.