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Drone Pilot - Graduate or School Leavers with Passion for Drone/UAV

Job reference:
Drone pilot
£30k-£35k plus bonus, benefits
Job type:
Perm - Consulting
Date posted:
This vacancy has now expired.

Role Description:

Our client operates commercial drone flights and are a leader in the commercial application of drones and UAVs in the UK and interaitonally. 
Within their deliveries business they have an opportunity for a Flight Operations Associate to join them.  The successful applicant will be highly enthusiastic towards commercial UAVs, have significant experience in flying drones and/or model aircrafts and can responsibly follow operational procedures to safely fly even in urban environments. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Be part of a team as a pilot or observer to operate top-class commercial multi-rotor and fixed wing UAVs in automatic long-range BVLOS delivery projects and testing programmes.

  • UAV ground handling, maintenance and help build the ground-based infrastructure at the landing site.

  • Training to fly our multi-rotor and tilt-rotor fixed wing drones manually and to be able to perform automated missions.

  • Be an all-round team contributor. We are a small team and everyone contributes to everything at some point. The role will include manual flying, the design and optimisation of missions, supervising automatic flights, talking with customers, helping other pilots as an observer, and to do these responsibly, following operational and safety procedures.

  • Assisting with business functions such as: technical business development, marketing and PR and technical design.

  • Position will involve travel domestically and internationally and the person must be comfortable with travelling at short term notice to various geographies for extended periods of time (e.g. a four week project implementation and proof of concept in rural Scotland).


    Their ideal candidate will be: 

  • Responsible and has a safety-first approach. Some of our projects will involve BVLOS flights in urban environment therefore, safety is of very high importance to us.

  • Fantastic communications skills. Safe aviation operation is all about open communication.

  • Highly experienced in building and flying multi rotor and fixed wing drones or model aircraft.

  • Strong interest in the application of UAVs in medical, commercial and logistics use cases.

  • A strong technical background in systems engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or aerospace engineering.

  • Not afraid to learn new skills as required.

  • Ability to problem solve on the fly.

  • A self-starter, a great team player, able to integrate into a small team.

  • Comfortable navigating through ambiguity. This is a new industry and no one has all the answers. You must be comfortable proposing your own solutions/answers and not rely on being told what to do.

  • Available to travel for long periods (4-5 weeks), and flexible if changes occur in short notice


What they offer: 

  • A competitive contract-based salary.

  • Fantastic learning environment. Their people have backgrounds from leading companies including: PwC, CS3 Electronics Development, Deloitte, Virgin Australia, ICF, IATA, Helical, EY, McKinsey and Savills.

  • A unique exciting fast-paced working environment where they can truly make a change for good to the world of transportation.

  • The opportunity to help shape the future of the cargo drone delivery industry.

  • The opportunity to travel.

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