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Air Traffic Control - Line Leader

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: SA
Categories: Air Traffic Control, Management

The Organisation

Airservices is a government owned organisation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. Each year we manage over four million aircraft movements carrying more than 156 million passengers, and provide air navigation services across 11 per cent of the world’s airspace.

Airservices is looking to fill a position for Adelaide. We operate 29 air traffic control towers at international and regional airports, and provide aviation rescue fire-fighting services at 26 Australian airports. We are committed to continuing to improve our business by providing our customers with services they value, and embedding new ways of working and technology investments to further innovate and optimise.

Airservices is seeking applications from high performing leaders looking to further their career and transition in to a front line leadership role in air traffic management.

The Role

The Line Leader is responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and resilient air traffic management services within a designated area of responsibility. The Line Leader meets this responsibility through forming positive working relationships with their staff, building a positive working environment and developing a high performing team.

A day in the life of a Line Leader could see you:

  • Leading a team of highly trained air traffic controllers in a non-operational management role
  • Developing your team of air traffic controllers to ensure they are suitably trained and resourced to meet the demands of their role
  • Working within the broader business to develop and implement strategic change initiatives to meet future service delivery obligations
  • Overseeing the operational performance of team members to ensure the safe provision of air traffic services in your delegated area
  • Working with team members to identify and enable career development opportunities that benefit the individual and the business

Airservices Line Leaders are rewarded with the opportunity to work in a challenging and dynamic environment, and hold responsibility for ensuring the safe provision of air traffic services. Whilst the role is nominally undertaken during business hours, you will be leading a team of professionals who are rostered 24/7. As such, to meet the challenges of the role, you may periodically be called upon to be flexible in the hours you work.


  • Manage the delivery of safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible ATM services.
  • Introduce an integrated and structured portfolio of programs, projects and initiatives to effectively deliver new systems, capabilities and technologies while ensuring continuity of service.
  • Identify new and emerging operational risks, develop new risk assessments and liaise with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of organisational change(s) and respond agilely to changing demands.
  • Deploy resources to meet operational requirements and deliver required services within set timeframes.
  • Maintain financial discipline to enable efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Maximise productivity and efficiency whilst containing costs.
  • Deliver continuous improvement in performance focused on decreasing cost, improving skills, and enhancing the use of people within the service delivery area.
  • Build a performance culture based on demonstrated productivity improvements through the efficient management of people, finances and assets.

Skills and Competencies

  • Management or supervision experience in an operational environment.
  • An ability to work in an ever changing environment and to effectively lead teams through change.
  • Demonstrated communication, liaison, leadership and management skills which will support, motivate and influence others in the achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated business skills, including in the areas of safety/risk management.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills. The ability to provide input and briefings to senior management, the Executive and a range of external parties including airlines customers and industry stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines and work effectively and flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Tertiary qualifications in management, business or a technical field are highly desirable.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

Download File PD Line Leader Ver3.pdf

For enquiries regarding these opportunities please contact

How to Apply

Please lodge an application online via the "apply” link, attaching a maximum one page cover letter including: a brief outline of your skills, experience, work history and, if applicable, any information relating to career development as well as a copy of your current CV.



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