UAV Pilot

Company: EARTH
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: MTR
Direct reports: NA
Reports to: Technical Lead


To conduct UAV flight operations to support range and land surveys and other mission objectives as per the project requirements in accordance with operational & safety procedures and legislative requirements

Education and Qualifications


  • Minimum bachelor degree in aeronautics or equivalent 

Preferred Qualification

  • UAV Pilot Certification


  • Minimum 5 years’ UAV pilot experience in public/private sector organization

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience as UAV Pilot in public/private sector defense engineering organization

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct mission planning meetings with Technical Lead, Project Management and customers including flight planning; execution and briefing; debriefing and safety.
  • Develop flight plans, check any notices of potential flight hazards filed with the FAA, re-checking weather conditions, and coordinate airspace integration with any affected controlling agencies or owners of private property.
  • Launch and pilot UAV to support range and land surveys and other mission objectives as per the project requirements.
  • Acquire data and as per project requirements and report the deliverable
  • Perform pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight checks and procedures.
  • Complete safety risk assessments prior to flight and after action reviews post-flight.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair UAV in the field.
  • Ensure safety standards and practices of safe flying during on-site assignments
  • Develop technical reports and documentation, as required
  • Adhere to HSE (health, safety and environment) and environmental procedures.