Airport Manager Jobs in Canada

Airport Manager Jobs in Canada

Job Description

Airport Manager Jobs in Canada, Reporting to the Director, Engineering Projects, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing, planning, developing, and implementing a portfolio of airport terminal renewal, renovation, and expansion projects.

YVR exists to serve our community and the economy that supports it. This position plays a key role in essential elements of the YVR Strategic Plan, contributing to asset management & maintaining a state of good repair, environmental sustainability through our Roadmap to Net Zero by 2030, and financial sustainability through the growth of revenue-generating opportunities.

Job Details

Hiring Organization

Vancouver International Airport

Post Name



university degree in engineering



Employment Type

Full Time

Work Hours

8 Hours


CAD 25 To CAD 28 Per Hour


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership and direction to a team of project managers/engineers, including monitoring work efforts and performance, hiring, coaching, motivating, and supporting developmental activities, conducting formal evaluations, and applying appropriate discipline, if required
  • Applying sound business principles and superior project/program management skills to successfully deliver a rolling annual capital program, including:
    • Promoting flexible and creative approaches to project delivery and resourcing
    • Initiating projects that are aligned with YVR’s strategic goals and priorities
    • Facilitating project approvals
    • Identifying and facilitating management of project interdependencies
    • Focusing on project and portfolio outcomes as key measures of success
  • Overseeing and providing expertise in the implementation of projects managed within the team, including key elements such as:
    • Establishing the project team
    • Developing a project management plan, including parameters for cost, schedule, scope, quality, safety, environment, risk, and communications
    • Stakeholder identification and management
    • Requirements gathering
    • Developing and evaluating design, procurement, and delivery options that accommodate ongoing airport operations
    • Project monitoring and control
    • Commissioning and handover of completed work to maintenance and operations
  • Maintaining currency in project management and construction best practices, aviation industry developments, and airport-specific requirements
  • Participating as a member of the Engineering Projects management team and sharing in the planning and delivery of department initiatives

Key qualifications include:

  • At least eight years of recent, progressive experience managing building projects, supplemented by a university degree in engineering or other related field and experience managing at least one major building project, from concept to completion; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia (or eligible for professional registration), certified as a Project Management Professional, and/or hold another relevant professional designation
  • Demonstrated management/supervisory experience with a leadership style that engages and inspires a team of professionals through coaching and development and the promotion of collaboration and teamwork
  • Proven experience leading teams delivering a program or portfolio of projects with multiple project managers, stakeholders, consultants, and contractors
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with proficiency in the English language with respect to reporting writing, and giving oral presentations
  • Proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • High energy, well organized, detail-oriented and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Motivated, dedicated, and committed to safety and excellence
  • Strong ability to develop, motivate, manage and participate in cross-functional teams

The successful candidate will interact with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization along with external partners, contractors, and community members in the course of managing the assigned project portfolio.

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