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Vancouver Airport Authority

Coordinator, Airfield Programs

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-39

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Airfield Maintenance plays an integral part in the continued success and future vision of the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Position overview 

Are you a critical thinker who can understand technical and maintenance-related concepts and translate them into programs? Are you a self-starter with a strong project management background? 

We currently have permanent, full-time opportunities for Coordinators, Airfield Programs in the Airfield Maintenance Department. Reporting to the Manager, Airfield Maintenance Services, the successful candidates will support and develop programs in the areas of Airfield Maintenance, Winter Operations, Wildlife Management and Floatplane Operations.

Key responsibilities include:  

  • Arranging for the collection of, and collecting, data and feedback around existing programs
  • Coordinating, planning, and leading work associated with programs and seasonal changes
  • Tracking, analyzing, and communicating information about airfield infrastructure for situational awareness and to ensure continuous improvement
  • Engaging internal and external program stakeholders, promoting and educating stakeholders on departmental plans, procedure and process, and addressing gaps when identified
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of programs, contract management, procurement, and various ongoing departmental operations and projects
  • Developing, writing and updating plans and procedures – including training and implementation as appropriate

Key qualifications include:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing programs or projects or conducting business analysis, including: working with analysts to translate business needs; stakeholder engagement and change management; and either working in an operations environment or working with operations professionals, supplemented by a bachelor’s degree with a focus on GIS, project management, airport operations, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills to assess and review multiple stakeholder and program requirements
  • Ability to confidently handle difficult conversations and support case with logical, objective research
  • Proven ability to lead meetings and workshops with stakeholders with differing opinions
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; software skills using ArcGIS and Maximo is an asset
  • Class 5 Driver's License with a clear Driver’s Abstract

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 : $72,008 to $94,115 per annum, based on a 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

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

Meet Some Team Members

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I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
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I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
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I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority


YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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