Group Safety Manager - Operational Safety (Flight Operations)
Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong
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Location : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Reports to : Head of Group Safety and Security

Department : Group Safety & Operational Risk Management (GSR)

Primary point of reference (GSORM) on matters relating to Operational Safety (FOP / ENG / GRD).

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the primary point of reference (GSORM) on matters relating to Operational Safety (Flight Operations FOP / Engineering ENG / Ground GRD ASD / CSD).
  • Maintain close liaison with the FOP / ENG / GRD SMS coordinators.
  • Participate in CX and KA Operational Safety Committees (FOPSAG, ENGSAG, and ORSAG).
  • Run the HKCAD OPS MOR meeting (CX).
  • In conjunction with GSM-Risk & OHS, produce risk profiles of common operational events (FOP / ENG / GRD).
  • Conduct proactive analysis of other operator’s incidents and investigation reports (i.e. Industry Watch), including recommendations to ensure that the Group has appropriate defences and systems in place to avoid similar events through HGSS / GMGSORM.
  • Conduct and facilitate the operational risk assessment (SIRA) as per the engagement level as defined in the GSORM SMSPM.
  • Conduct routine review (including assessment review and closure) of safety reports (ASR, GSR) submitted to GSORM.
  • Track the safety actions arising from investigations / routine safety assessments and ensure they are implemented / closed in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Maintain the GSORM Operational Team / Accident Reaction Kits in a high state of readiness to support any ad-hoc investigation and event follow-up.
  • In HGSS’s absence or delegation, lead the Group’s Company Accident Investigation Team (CAIT) in the event of an accident or serious incident, in accordance with the GSORM Accident Investigation procedures.
  • Manage the investigation of incidents, serious incidents and accidents, and other selected occurrences within the Group.
  • Represent the Group Airlines as an Accredited Representative, or as part of the accredited representative team, in any accident investigation conducted by a regulatory authority, into an accident or serious incident involving a Group or LD aircraft.
  • Contribute to the safety promotion program (in conjunction with GSORM Resilience Excellence Team) and provide continuous input to the safety publications.
  • Facilitate safety-training programs and briefings as required.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies as required on matters pertaining to operational safety.
  • Ensure the services delivered by the section, stipulated in the Operational Services Agreement (OSA) with Cathay Dragon (KA) and Air Hong Kong (LD), are provided.
  • Standardize / coordinate of operational safety activities within the section.
  • Update the Operational Safety Team’s related sections in the Group Safety Management Policy and Procedures manual.
  • Coach and develop Assistant Manager Group Operational Safety FOP.
  • Undertake safety duties or projects as directed by GMGSORM or HGSS.
  • Skills

  • Strong knowledge and experience in flight operations.
  • Broad operational knowledge and experience in the functions of the organization (e.g. training management and quality assurance).
  • Strong analytical skills with a solid background in data analysis.
  • Strong leadership orientation, cross-section team-working, planning and communication skills.
  • Excellent command of English (both spoken and written).
  • Good command of Chinese (both spoken and written) desirable .
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Knowledge

  • Tertiary qualification in safety related field.
  • SMS, Aviation Accident Investigation and Quality Assurance Qualification.
  • Sound knowledge of safety & risk management principles and practices.
  • Experience in safety, auditing, and compliance.
  • Good knowledge in operational environment and standards related to safety desirable.
  • Experience

  • Flight crew experience is a must.
  • Minimum 7-10 years relevant work experience in airline industry or related industry.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a managerial role (safety)
  • Key Competencies

  • Setting Direction
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Driving Business Performance and Change
  • Developing and Recognising Others
  • Application deadline : 17 July 2019

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