Compliance Manager

  • Full-time
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Riga, Latvia


This is your opportunity to become a part of a fast-growing airline that is expanding its business ventures in the charter, ACMI, and Cargo business. We are an EU-based Airline Company with headquarters in Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia), and Lija (Malta).

SmartLynx Airlines specializes in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services and is an acknowledged ACMI, cargo, and charter provider in the EU on Airbus A320, A321, and A330 aircraft. 

From year to year we are growing - in fleet size, block hours, team members, and a number of awards.

SmartLynx Airlines is a proud owner of the 2019 Best Employer in Latvia in the Transportation Sector award.

We are looking for new colleagues from all over the world. We offer a highly attractive relocation package to one of our headquarters or alternatively working from anywhere in the world with occasional travel to visit your Team in one of our headquarters. 


  • Ensure that the activities of SmartLynx are monitored for compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements, and any additional requirements and that these activities are being carried out properly under the supervision of the relevant head of functional area;
  • Monitor activities in flight operations, maintenance, crew training, and ground operations areas to ensure the standards required by CAA of Latvia and requirements defined by SmartLynx are met under the supervision of relevant Nominated Person;
  • Ensure, that the compliance monitoring program is properly implemented, maintained and continually reviewed, and improved;
  • Regularly follow up responsibilities, duties, improvements, and changes made in OM-A ;
  • Oversee the implementation and performance of the activities and processes associated with the Compliance Monitoring Program;
  • Ensure that all audits and inspections according to annual audits and inspections plan are carried out by appropriately qualified staff and reports are distributed to responsible parties;
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities, original equipment manufacturers, and other operationally relevant external entities in issues regarding the safety and quality of SmartLynx operations.


  • At least 5 years work experience in the quality assurance activities (quality management or auditing), including participation in at least 10 internal or external audits within the last two years;
  • You hold a university degree;
  • You have extensive experience paired with relevant professional qualifications within the aviation industry;
  • Knowledge, background, and appropriate experience related to the activities of airline, including knowledge and experience in compliance monitoring;
  • Good knowledge of EASA regulations;
  • Proven aviation safety and quality experience gained in a commercial airline environment;
  • Must hold, or have held, valid quality management, audit, and regulation certificates;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to delegate work set clear direction, and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills;
  • Very good negotiation, evaluation, and decision-making skills.


  • Opportunity to work with aviation experts;
  • Advantage of working in developing, international aviation company with friendly, modern and comfortable work atmosphere;
  • Fully paid lunch in the office during lunch hours;
  • Advanced health insurance;
  • Travel for great prices on SmartLynx Airlines charter flights for you and your family;
  • Corporate & Social events;
  • Professional and personal development opportunities while working in a fast-developing multicultural environment.