Manager, Security Operations

Full Time

Vancouver Airport Authority

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Airport Operations drives the success of airports by providing a safe, predictable and enjoyable experience for those who travel, as well as for those who are part of the broad team that works to make YVR a success. At YVR, our purpose is to serve the community and the economy that supports it, and that service is rooted in safety.

Position overview 

As the Manager, Security Operations, you are a positive self-starter with a mindset rooted in security culture and efficiency. You appreciate and respect the variety of competing interests and perspectives in a complex environment and thrive on bringing people together to manage through challenges. You are a champion of security collaboration with all levels in all organizations within YVR’s operating environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead, mentor and develop a team of operations and security professionals to build and enhance a culture of security 
  • Collaborate with security partners and agencies, and participate in joint government/industry working groups
  • Identify and implements new technologies to improve security processes
  • Conduct sensitive investigations with integrity and diplomacy
  • Initiate, maintain and leverage federal government relationships to keep initiatives moving towards the desired end state
  • Ensure overall compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Manage high-value contracts for policing and security services
  • Gather and analyze intelligence from various sources, develop plans to address gaps
  • Develop and implement security plans to address protests and labour issues
  • Drive a “we are all accountable” approach and a high reporting culture to ensure we are highly informed across the end-to-end operations environment

Key qualifications include:

  • Completion of a post-secondary program (university undergraduate degree, college or technical school) or equivalent related experience in areas of operations and/or industrial safety
  • At least ten years’ experience in related industry or field
  • Minimum of three years’ leadership experience in a complex working environment (e.g., industrial, manufacturing or aviation) 
  • Ability to obtain Secret Level Federal security clearance
  • Proven ability to act with integrity and maintain confidentiality
  • Proven ability to conduct risk assessments and investigations
  • Proven ability to drive change in adverse conditions, with demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, communication and change management

This role will require presence on site at the airport and candidates must be able to occasionally work irregular hours as the role or season dictates. 

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

Salary Range : $98,160 to $141,105 per annum, based on 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.Performance-Based Incentive: Eligible for an annual bonus target at 15% of your annual salary.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at [email protected].


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