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Wānaka Airport:Wānaka Airport Safety Coordinator

Wānaka Airport:Wānaka Airport Safety Coordinator

Wānaka Airport

Listed: 26 Mar 2024

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) operates two of the world’s most scenic airports – Queenstown and Wānaka - which connect the stunning Southern Lakes region of New Zealand with the world. 

QAC manages the Wānaka Airport under a Management Services Agreement (MSA) for the owner Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). The Wānaka Airport Safety Coordinator supports the QAC Safety Manager in developing and implementing safety systems and procedures at Wānaka (WKA) airport.

The Safety Officer supports the continuous improvement in safety by influencing operators, stakeholders, contractors and the aviation community to engage and actively participate in delivering best practice safety performance through effective communications, training, advice and support.

If you are looking to join an exciting and high performing team we cant wait to hear from you!

Working an average of 40 hours per week including weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for building and implementing internal and external stakeholder communications and engagement plans at Wānaka to ensure a collaborative approach to delivering positive safety and compliance outcomes.
  • Supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of QAC’s safety management system at WKA.
  • Responsible for leading and/or participating in the completion of timely and robust incident investigation processes, including ICAM investigations.
  • Support the Safety Manager and Senior Manager Compliance in coordinating with CAA in the preparation and delivery of external compliance audits.
  • Responsible for establishing robust reporting at WKA to support and guide corrective and improvement actions

To hit the ground running you’ll need…

  • A pro-active, can-do attitude with a calm and affable personality
  • Experience in the General Aviation (Pilot, Trainer, Safety) sector or aviation industry (Airways, Airline, Airport, CAA etc) with a good understanding of airfield safety.
  • To be comfortable actively and independently managing own workload and proactively identifying priority areas
  • A high level of initiative and accountability in making things happen
  • ICAM qualifications and/or experience in leading investigations, including dealing with external agencies where necessary.
  • Preferably a sound knowledge and understanding of Civil Aviation rule Part 139 and ICAO Annex 14.
  • Uncompromising in attention to detail and record keeping.
  • To have a connection to the Wānaka/Queenstown Lakes District would be preferable.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive salary package
  • Health insurance through Southern Cross
  • Annual well-being subsidy
  • OCP - counselling program
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Long service recognition (5, 10 & 15 years)
  • Team events every 6 weeks, company wide events 3 times a year
  • Opportunities to volunteer for community activities and events
  • QAC is a Gold Pride Pledge Supporter
  • Live and work in the adventure capital of New Zealand

You will need

  • NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa
  • To be able to pass Ministry of Justice, security checks and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test

Queenstown Airport is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage all suitable applicants to apply, we look forward to hearing from you!


For a copy of the position description for this role, please email [email protected]