UAV/Drone Operator

Location: Bridgeport Office
600 Marketplace Ave, Suite 200
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Type: Regular Full Time

As an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operator for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you will be responsible for managing, planning, coordinating, and executing flights. You will manage all aspects of UAS missions, from pre-flight inspections, to setting up the payload, to flight planning and execution, and post-flight processing of collected data. In this position you will:

• Plan flight operations: ensure UAS is ready and tested on time, coordinate regulatory permissions, and generate flight paths to properly collect aerial data.
• Onsite preparation: validation of flights, set up sensors, set up ground control points for aerial surveys, complete pre-flight checklists, fly aircraft and collect aerial data.
• Validate aerial data: locally post-process collected data.
• Perform maintenance on aircraft, as necessary.
• Travel to locations across our Corporate footprint flying UAVs. You will pack and ship aircraft and equipment, and coordinate paperwork and transportation of goods. 

Here's What You'll Need:

• Ability to work hands-on with small UAV systems, including assembly, disassembly,
• Testing, and troubleshooting abilities;
• Ability to travel 40% of the time;
• Ability to work long hours outdoors under various field conditions and exposure to traffic, heat, cold, and other adverse conditions.

Recommended:

• Part 107 sUAS license;
• Experience operating commercial UAVs;
• Able to evaluate the quality of acquired aerial data;
• Basic post-processing techniques for aerial data;
• Excellent RC piloting skills, on both fixed-wing and multirotor aircraft;
• Knowledge of industry specific safe workplace principles and practices;
• A.S. or B.S. degree in Professional Piloting or related technical field.
• Civil Engineering and/or Surveying experience a plus.

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