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VP, Safety and Security

Company: Signature Aviation plc
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Vice President - Safety and Security is a critical member of Signature's executive leadership team, providing partnership and support to the operating team as well as other functions within Signature on key elements of safety leadership and accountability. This role will also have direct leadership of Signature's safety team which is comprised of safety process and compliance experts deployed globally. They are responsible for the global Security team who lead facility and asset protection efforts, and they will also lead the Safety Assurance audit functions and audit teams. There is strong alignment on the management team to differentiate Signature through improving safety performance. The company seeks to be an industry leader and ambassador of best practices. The successful candidate will work closely with business and functional leaders throughout the company to drive safety and implement a culture of continuous improvement. They will have responsibility for Safety and Security assurance programs for Signature Aviation, EPIC Fuels and Signature TECHNICAir maintenance businesses. An immediate objective for the successful candidate will be to analyze current performance and make recommendations to leadership for safety strategy, support structure and process improvements, both short term and long term. Also, ensuring Signature's existing Safety Management System (SMS) aligns with FAA expectations with a long term goal of continuous improvement towards 100% incident free operations due to practical application of safety standards. He/she will interface closely with Field Operations leaders and Training teams to facilitate the implementation, execution, and communication of the SMS and related principles. They are also expected to evolve to distinct and effective approaches to address both asset and personnel protection. The Vice President - Safety and Security will be both a strategic resource and a hands-on manager, personally driving the company's policies and practices. He/she will be responsible for continually raising safety awareness, promoting best practices, driving execution and results, and providing thought leadership.Job Responsibilities

  • Provide support and direction to the Executive Leadership Team on Safety and Security goals, processes, and priorities
  • Lead teams involved in Safety and Security process development and execution across the business
  • Serve as an Ambassador for healthy, safe and compliant practices by being regularly present and visible in the operations and modelling behaviors that reinforce Safety as a core cultural tenet
  • Provide leadership, support and training to build programmatic technical, management and leadership skills pertaining to Safety and Security globally
  • Coach operations leaders and support programmatic development efforts to enable them to successfully execute their leadership responsibilities for Safety and Security
  • Provide consultation and influential support of various cross-functional initiatives that have the potential to impact Safety performance
  • Use data and input across the organization to establish "Cardinal Safety Rules" for the organization
  • Partner with Training and Development to implement both technical and leadership-based safety curricula
  • Work closely with Operations leaders to set priorities, improve processes and leverage lessons learned
  • Effectively develop executive-level presentation materials for regular reporting on safety and security performance
  • Lead a cultural shift within Signature to drive positive safety outcomes as a core element of operational ambition
  • Manage relationships with representatives from all operational departments, regulatory authorities/governing bodies (FAA, NTSB, ICAO, etc.), key customers and other relevant constituents
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with FAA, EASA and other agency standards
  • Ensure hazard identification, analysis, and resolution, and open reporting are core behaviors implemented in each operation
  • Provide input on capital allocation to assure regulatory requirements are met and an adequate work environment exists to achieve excellence in Safety and Security performance, including collaboration with the Facilities and Procurement teams
  • Monitor emerging Safety and Security legislation in jurisdictions where the company has operations to communicate impact and ensure timely compliance as required
  • Interface with Legal staff to develop strategies to minimize legal risk from operations and assist with on-going litigation
  • Model leadership behaviors that reinforce Safety Management System (SMS) objectives and support Signature's stated safety goals
  • Implement, administer, measure, audit and evaluate hazard controls and incident control programs
  • Provide expertise to accident investigations, associated corrective action and future risk assessment, working with HR/Training, CI, Legal and other teams to apply learnings to improve future operational outcomes Job QualificationsMinimum Education and/or Experience:
    • A seasoned business leader with 10+ years of multi-site Safety and Security experience within the aviation, transportation, or related industries (ex: geographically disparate/multi locations, dynamic environments, large hourly workforce and safety-critical operations)
    • Previous experience successfully implementing and executing an International Air Transport Association (IATA) - compliant Safety Management System (SMS), or equivalent
    • Expert knowledge of U.S. Safety and Security regulations and standards; solid familiarity with international Safety and Security regulatory frameworks
    • Experience working with regulatory authorities/governing bodies (FAA, NTSB, ICAO, etc.) and related organizations
    • Demonstrated effective interaction with regulatory agencies and senior business leaders
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent preferred Key Attributes:
      • High-energy and resourceful self-starter with a passion for results
      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize critical tasks that require immediate attention
      • A hands-on "doer" who possesses an action orientation that leads to improved outcomes
      • Experience with Lean tools and concepts a plus
      • Able to influence from the boardroom to the ramp
      • Safety "champion" who demonstrates the ability to raise awareness and gain commitment throughout the organization
      • Ability to lead, clearly articulate a vision and compel others to action - both within their organization and, more critically, across the enterprise
      • Track record as a change agent who can implement for results and bring the team along
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Willing to accept responsibility and deliver on agreed plans - no aversion to accountability
      • A problem solver who focuses on relevant information when making decisions and generates solutions
      • Unquestioned ethics and integrity An Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/VetsAbout UsFrom your health to your financial wellness, there are several benefits for you and your family when joining Signature Aviation. Our Benefits:
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Tuition reimbursement -Up to $5,250 FT and $2,625 PT per calendar year
        • Vision insurance
        • Training and Development
        • Retirement Saving Plan
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Keywords: Signature Aviation plc, Orlando , VP, Safety and Security, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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