Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operator

Job Locations
Survey / Geospatial


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.


  • 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.

About Us

CEC offers big firm opportunities with a small firm culture. We understand the importance of professional growth and offer career advancement and leadership opportunities. You will work on diverse projects providing high quality services to our clients. Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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