Safety and Risk Management


North Bay, Ontario


Standard Work Week

Job Type:

Full-time, permanent


September 28, 2022, or until filled

At Voyageur Aviation Corp., we deliver innovative solutions to customers with unique aviation requirements. We are an integrated provider of specialized aviation services, including, advanced engineering and maintenance capabilities, part sales and logistics management, aircraft leasing, and contract flying operations both internationally and domestically supporting humanitarian missions, cargo, and workforce movements to remote communities. Our headquarters are in North Bay, Ontario, and we are a wholly owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc.

The Manager, Safety & Risk Management is responsible for the promotion of Safety and Risk Management System (SRMS) awareness throughout Voyageur, by developing and maintaining of information and awareness programs for distribution to employees and departmental management.

What does the Manager, Safety & Risk Management do?

This position will have accountability for working collaboratively with the members of the management team and the employee base to enhance the safety culture throughout the organization. This will include collaboration to develop, implement and maintain strategies, policies, and procedures that reflect both internal and external best practices which continually builds on the company’s existing practices to improve safety and environmental performance. Key activities of this dynamic position include, but are not limited to:

Safety & Risk Management and Supervision
  • Provide effective leadership and direction to SRMS team members to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Completing of SRMS payroll, managing employee vacation/staffing, and tracking of employee attendance.
  • Maintain all Irregularity Investigation and Quality Assurance processes.
  • Ensure effective time management of all audits, Irregularity Investigations, task, and department requirements.
  • Maintain all department policies and processes.
  • Providing reports from SRMPD related to identified hazards, analyzing the data, identifying of trends, and documenting and reporting of results to ensure appropriate mitigation is achieved.
  • Ensure Voyageur’s SRMS meets all auditing requirements.
  • Providing all requested reports to various department Managers when requested.
Irregularity Investigation and Quality Assurance Auditing
  • Performing the complete process of accepting, rejecting, distributing, investigating, and managing of Irregular Operations.
  • Liaise with department Managers and subject matter experts related to reported issue(s).
  • Conduct research related to aircraft defects and maintenance.
  • Ability to identify hazards, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Conduct follow up with Irregularity Reports after closure to ensure corrective action is effective and all trends that exist from reported issue are identified.
  • Manage all internal and external audits.
  • Liaise with TCCA (Transport Canada) for all audit requirements and inquiries.

What you will bring to the table

As a professional with experience in the safety, quality, and risk management areas, you possess solid working experience with Safety Management Systems, the Canadian Aviation Regulations, OSH requirements, the Canada Labour Code as well as environmental regulatory requirements.

Experience and Competencies as noted below:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a field related to safety quality, continuous improvement, engineering, aviation, or management.
  • Preference will be given to a professional or vocational certification such as TCCA Aviation Safety Management System Skills, Quality Assurance Auditing, and incident investigation skills.
  • Proven leadership experience, ability to lead a team of documentation and safety personnel in the performance and continuous improvement of the department work scope.
  • High degree of professionalism, integrity, solid ethical standards, and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to listen, collaborate, and improve.
  • Strategic thinking and approach and ability to understand process interdependencies and interrelationships.
  • Ability to manage stress, meet deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment, deal with challenging tasks, and maintain a professional approach when working with regulators and customers.
  • Teamwork – must be able to work effectively with the safety team, other Voyageur stakeholders, and Chorus entities.
  • Hands on experience conducting internal and/or external audits.
  • Superior verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation package with a starting salary of $82,000/annum, with bonus structure.
  • 100% company-paid benefits, including extended health care benefits for dental and vision care, prescription medication, out-of-country insurance, and more.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (TSX: CHR).
  • Retirement pension plan.
  • Employee assistance program.


You must be legally eligible to work for a Canadian company (e.g., be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or possess a valid work permit), provide a clear Criminal Background Check, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

To apply

Voyageur is an employment equity employer, and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply. If you are excited by this opportunity and want to be a part of the Voyageur Team, we encourage all eligible candidates to apply on our website at Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.