We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for an Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Coordinator in the Airport Operations Department. Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Planning, the successful candidate will provide support in the areas of planning and information management as it relates to emergencies and business continuity.

Key responsibilities include:

1. Emergency Management 

  • Supporting the overall management and implementation of the YVR Airport Authority Emergency Management Program
  • Designing, writing and maintaining clear, well-defined emergency response materials, including emergency plans, procedures, checklists and guides
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring stakeholders receive information in a clear and concise manner as required
  • Leading in the development of response protocols and ensuring they are updated and accurate
  • Ensuring YVR meets all regulations and policies, and incorporating emergency and aviation best practices into the overall emergency program
  • Supporting the team in all other tasks, as required, including workshops, training, debriefs and exercise administration

2. Business Continuity

  • Creating and building support for the development of a corporate business continuity program that is fit for purpose 
  • Designing, writing and maintaining business continuity documentation 
  • Collaborating with other departments and external stakeholders on creation and maintenance of a business continuity program 
  • Facilitating the creation of training programs, tabletops and exercises to support the business continuity program 

3. Information Management

  • Supporting the management and enhancement of the Operations Centre team’s SharePoint site
  • Ensuring personnel have clear and concise access to information, on paper and electronically, in the event of an emergency
  • Supporting with the structure and organization of emergency, business continuity and asset related information content across interdepartmental platforms
  • Coordinating the documentation, tracking system and follow-up of lessons learned/best practices from exercises and incident briefings

Key qualifications include:

  • Two to three years of recent, related experience, supplemented by a degree, preferably in Emergency Management, Airport Operations, Communications, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • ICS 100 & 200 
  • Ability to quickly evaluate large amounts of complex information, make recommendations and streamline into a clear documentation and/or process
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team to meet deadlines and achieve the team’s overall objectives
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to engage collaboratively and effectively with internal and external teams, clients, and other associated stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs, including proficiency in MS Office and SharePoint
  • Keen interest and demonstrated ability to learn and adapt in a non-structured environment, including the ability to become proficient in new software systems
  • Previous experience working in an airline/airport operations environment and/or developing SharePoint sites are assets
  • Knowledge of emergency management and business continuity standards, industry regulations and best practices is an asset

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid exemption is granted for those unable to be vaccinated.

Apply online at https://careers.yvr.ca/en/job/vancouver/emergency-planning-and-business-continuity-coordinator/38253/27867980240