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Head of Aviation Safety






San Francisco, CA, US


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About the Role

The Aviation Safety Manager is responsible to the Head of Elevate for providing guidance and direction for the planning, implementation and operation of Uber Elevate’s safety management system (SMS). The Aviation Safety Manager will be responsible for establishing and managing Uber’s SMS framework consisting of; Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion. The Aviation Safety Manager provides SMS-related services to all areas of the organization that are included in the SMS (certificated, non-certificated and third-party).

The Aviation Safety Manager must interact with operational personnel and key leaders within Elevate and throughout Uber more broadly. The Manager should also foster positive relationships with regulatory authorities, agencies and product and service providers outside of Uber.

What You’ll Do


Initially, the Aviation Safety Manager will coordinate the creation and deployment of the Elevate SMS. On an ongoing basis, the Aviation Safety Manager will be responsible for: 

  • Managing the operation of the safety management system;
  • Collecting and analysing safety information in a timely manner;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the results of corrective actions;
  • Ensuring that risk assessments are conducted when applicable;
  • Monitoring the broader industry for safety concerns that could affect the organization;
  • Being involved with actual or practice emergency responses;
  • Being involved in the development and updating of the emergency response plan and procedures; and
  • Ensuring safety-related information, including organizational goals and objectives, are made available to all personnel through established communication processes.


What You’ll Need


The successful Aviation Safety Manager candidate should have:

  • Full-time experience in aviation safety in the capacity of an aviation safety investigator, safety/quality manager or safety risk manager;
  • Sound knowledge of the organization’s operations, procedures and activities;
  • Broad aviation technical knowledge;
  • An extensive knowledge of safety management systems (SMS) and have completed appropriate SMS training;
  • An understanding of risk management principles and techniques to support the SMS;
  • Experience implementing and/or managing an SMS;
  • Experience and qualifications in aviation accident/incident investigation and human factors;
  • Experience and qualifications in conducting safety/quality audits and inspections;
  • Sound knowledge of aviation regulatory frameworks, including ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) and relevant civil aviation regulations;
  • The ability to communicate at all levels both inside and outside the company;
  • The ability to be firm in conviction, promote a “just and fair culture” and yet advance an open and non-punitive atmosphere for reporting;
  • The ability and confidence to communicate directly to the accountable executive as his advisor and confidante;
  • Well-developed communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills of a high order, with the ability to liaise with a variety of individuals and organizational representatives, including those from differing cultural backgrounds;
  • Computer literacy and superior analytical skills.

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