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SMS Post Holder

Abu Dhabi, UAE Posted 2019/01/14 10:28:58 Expires 2019-03-15 Ref: JB3871074

Job Description

This position reports to; 

Accountable Manager

QSS Manager (Administrative Oversight)


Job Purpose

Responsible for the Safety Management System in Royal Jet (Flight & Ground Safety, manage Royal Jet safety reporting to the local/international regulatory entities (GCAA, Department of Transport, ICAO, EASA, and IATA). The incumbent will be the representing the company as Post Holder Safety for the GCAA.

The incumbent will be the Management Representative for all HSE matters.

The incumbent will be responsible for the “Emergency Response Duties”.


Duties and Responsibilities :

1. Continuously reviewing and evaluating work methods and procedure, and proposing plans and programs that would improve the performance of the directorate. Perform regular departments walk around and communicate closely with department heads to ensure adequate support is given in terms of Safety related Matters.


2. Report to Accountable Manager all GCAA matters and in mutual agreement with the Accountable Manager, the incumbent will be setting annual performance objectives /goals and accordingly appraised by end of the year.

3. Oversees the development of the Royal Jet Master Risk Assessment Register and ensures that the data is updated at all times and hazards are identified so that the accurate risk information is relayed to the senior management. (SMS, HSE, and OHAS) and recommend mitigation methods to overcome hazard and safety risk.

4. Knowledge of the various requirements laid down by Airworthiness Authorities and the fundamentals of Aircraft Safety and Security.

5. Support the development, lead and implement SMS strategy, to ensure internal consistency and alignment with regulations and international standards.

6. Assists in the continuous improvement of the hazard identification and safety risk assessment schemes and the organization SMS.

7. Recommending appropriate training courses to subordinates as per the pre-determined Training Needs and evaluating their effectiveness.

8. Ensures that all employees maintain training and awareness in the safety are by updating training schedules, arranging training, monitor training and conducting training sessions.

9. Models and promotes an organizational culture that fosters safety practices through effective leadership. Perform assurance activities of overall safety programs for Operational Safety, HSE and Environmental.

10. Acts as an information conduit to bring safety issues to the attention of management and to deliver safety information to the organization’s staff, contractors and stakeholders.

11. Chairing the Flight Safety Meetings, arranging the meetings to assess the quality & HSE performance and making recommendations for improvement.

12. Planning and controlling the Safety Management System budgets, Facilitates and oversees the selection and the implementation of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) related to Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs); Safety Performance Targets (SPTs) across Royal Jet; Management Team.

13. Working with Department Heads to identify and appoint departmental 'safety champions', knowledgeable in and able to act as a focal point for SMS internal safety evaluation programmes.

 14. Research and develop new techniques for discovering and identifying safety hazards and quality weaknesses and their resolution, to embed these within the SMS. Establish industry contacts to seek out and introduce 'best practice' methods across Royal Jet.

15. Superintends Royal Jet Emergency Response System to assure to Department Heads that it meets, or exceeds the effectiveness requirements within the Royal Jet SMS.

16. Provide safety recommendations and information to the Accountable Manager on all matters relating to the Flight Safety & SMS in Royal Jet. Provide appropriate safety training to all levels of staff within Royal Jet.

17. Ensure All Royal Jet Facilities and work environment are meeting the highest Safety Standards by directly liaising with Support Services Manager.

18. Administer notification of random drug and alcohol testing for employees.


Knowledge, Experience

  • Knowledge of EASA/GCAA mandatory and voluntary safety reporting processes e.g. EASA MOR, GCAA ROSI & VORSY systems
  • Knowledge of global safety and security accreditations such as ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations), IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), and TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association)
  • Knowledge of ISO EHS, OHAS and QMS
  • ISO Lead Auditor  (14001,9001)
  • Minimum 10- 12 years of professional experience within a National Regulatory Authority, an aircraft operator or approved maintenance organization Safety and/or Quality Assurance departments.



  • Leadership
  • Strategy Thinking & Formulation
  • Objective Setting
  • Action Orientation
  • Cross-Functional Awareness


Educated to a minimum university degree in an Aviation Related Discipline.

Job Details

Job Location Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job Role Safety
Joining Date 2019-04-01
Employment Status Full time
Employment Type Employee
Manages Others Yes
Number of Vacancies 1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Management
Years of Experience Min: 10 Max: 20
Residence Location United Arab Emirates
Gender Male
Degree Bachelor's degree

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