• Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    hourly negotiable rate

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    8 Months

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Our client are to conduct a prolonged flight campaign in 2019 and require people with relevant technical and aviation experience to operate a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) as part of a multi-person crew.

Beginning in early February 2019, selected candidates will undergo 7 weeks of specialist training at their UK facility in Farnborough before deploying on a rotational basis to overseas locations.

This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting aviation activity at the leading edge of global RPAS operations.

Description of the Job:

We are seeking contractors to perform in one of two roles: Pilot or Mission Planner. Training is common to both roles.

The roles will encompass the following tasks:

  • Flight planning, meteorology, system preparation and airspace management
  • System management and aircraft navigation from a ground control station
  • Working with external stakeholders including payload operators, air traffic control authorities and customers
  • General flight operations and support tasks

Essential Skills and Proven ability:

  • You must have relevant technical, aviation and proven flying ability.
  • Valid pilot's licence, ideally with multi-crew experience. Instructor and instrument ratings would be advantageous. Comparable military qualifications are equally welcome.
  • You must have excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills to be able to work with stakeholders at all levels, both military and civilian.
  • You must have proven ability of successful task delivery within a small-team environment with a demonstrable ability to make and implement complex risk-based decisions under pressure.