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AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services in the 451,000 km2 of airspace controlled by Ireland. This airspace forms a crucial gateway for air traffic between Europe and North America.

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Operations Safety Officer DATCC

  • Dublin ATC

    Closing date: 29/05/2024


Job Purpose

The Operations Safety Officer is responsible for the support and development of safety and safety management within the Operations Directorate at the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Terminal Services units.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Unit Safety Manager (USM) Terminal Services and Terminal Services Management Team with the implementation of the safety aspects of the detailed Terminal Services work programme set by the Director Operations and the General Manager Terminal Services to achieve the Operations Directorate strategic goals.
  • Support the USM Terminal Services in proactive safety management activities including data analysis to assist with trend identification and tracking of Key Safety Indicators, safety assurance and safety promotion.
  • Support the submissions of material to the Competent Authority to ensure completeness and consistency of development of material for submissions across all Terminal Units.
  • Ensure the provision of timely advice, guidance, support to all safety risk assessments and endorsement activities for system safety case report production including the review of extant safety cases that are the responsibility of Terminal Services.
  • Support the tracking and management of safety related audit findings, including monitoring the implementation and ongoing applicability Corrective Actions.
  • Support the tracking and management of occurrence investigations including the monitoring of investigation timeframes as detailed in extant regulations and the AirNav Ireland Safety Investigation of Occurrence Manual. Reporting any anomalies to the USM Terminal Services for action as necessary, in particular around Key Safety Indicators.
  • Support safety management activities, as directed by the USM Technical Services, to fully meet the requirements of the Safety Management System.
  • Support the USM in the tracking the timely implementation of Corrective Action Plans of audit findings & observations from internal, regulatory and Safety Management Unit (SMU) audits.
  • Support and tracking of Terminal Services Safety Training as detailed int he SMU training plan.
  • Attend & participate in the Unit Safety Management Committees of the operational units as required or directed.
  • Attend international fora on Air Traffic Management safety as required.
  • Liaison with internal departments as required.
  • Preparation of various reports for management.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the role.

Reports To:

Unit Safety Manager Terminal Services 

Direct Reports:




In addition to direct reporting relationship above, the post holder is required to have close liaison with all personnel and Directorates in the Company, including: 

  • General Managers
  • Unit Safety Managers
  • Domain Managers
  • Heads of Service
  • ANSD
  • Corporate Directorates
  • Compliance Managers             


The postholder is required to liaise with all appropriate external bodies, providers, suppliers and companies, including: 

  • Eurocontrol
  • ICAO
  • EU
  • EASA
  • Other Service Providers
  • Customers


Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience & Skills


  • Third level qualification in an aviation and/or safety and human factors discipline.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the aviation industry.
  • An understanding of safety management and working knowledge of safety management systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant EU regulations.
  • Clear understanding of the Company, customers and regulatory environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation and reporting writing skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.     


  • Demonstrable knowledge of safety management, security management, risk assessment and safety cases, occurrence investigation, audit, regulation and compliance, process improvement, business intelligence and analytics, and Human Factors.
  • Proven safety management experience.
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment.


The Job & Person specification for the role will be reviewed every 2 years or whenever the postholder vacates the position. The key competencies for the role are identified during the recruitment process and regularly reviewed under the annual Management Performance and Development (MPD) process.

Applications (Cover Letter & CV), giving full details of experience and suitability for the position, should be emailed to Siobhán Moran, Human Resources Directorate at [email protected] no later than 16:00hrs on Wednesday, 29th May 2024.   Late applications will not be accepted.