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Drone Pilot Survey Technician

T & D  West Palm Beach, FL  Posted: 8/2/2022
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The Role:

The Drone Pilot Survey Technician provides aerial survey support to all current and future clients of BHI utilizing LiDAR, Thermal and RGB methods. Travel is an essential function of this position and at times overnight stays in area of assigned work will be required. A clean driving record is a requirement and will be looked at during background checks. Under the direct supervision of the Field Survey Supervisor, the drone pilot survey technician will collect data from transmission and distribution power lines, poles, and other related equipment. The incumbent takes essential pictures that capture pole framing, attachments, conductor sizes, and all other equipment to be utilized for visual details while mapping the GIS. Technician will be required to process all obtained data and publish it to the SharePoint for all to see. Technician will also be trained to map the database utilizing collected data during times of no survey requirements from the client. This position will also potentially be trained in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as a side function. To apply for this position, you must have your Remote Pilot Certificate (sUAS Part 107 license).


The Essentials:

• Perform pre-flight checks of drone and equipment

• Experience with FAA (Requesting COAs, COW, LAANC, etc)

• Two way communication with tower

• Oversee ground and flight operations

• Analyze weather forecasts to ensure safe flight

• Plan, request, and fly flight routes

• Gather all required information (photographs, thermo, LiDAR, etc) with a variety of drones

• Ensure compliance with all FAA regulations and certifications as required

• Read GIS maps, manipulate pole placement and cleanup client's GIS database

• Travel to all areas under client's ownership as required

• Understands and uses detailed distribution maps provided by client

• Utilizes a computer tablet and related applications to survey poles for correct framing, conductor sizes and other related equipment

• Collects data using range finders, measuring wheels, communication sticks, multimeters, and other field equipment

• Responsible for the quality control/quality assurance on project deliverables

• Utilize GPR devices for underground utility locating for all potential clients* Pending training

Job Requirements


What It's Going to Take:

The ideal candidate will have a High School Diploma or GED. Manned pilot part 61 highly preferred. Previous electrical experience preferred. Knowledge of and/or expertise in field work techniques and data collection through use of drones. Able to create and read detailed distribution maps using GIS software, as well as take detailed field notes for data collection and transfer the data to the computer. Experience with GPS to document features, work locations, and transects. Able to use a Tablet/PC and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro. Able to write work summary reports using Microsoft Word. Able to take pictures of poles and identify framing and equipment on the poles. Experience with cameras and range finders. Ability to represent BHI Energy in a professional manner. Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain it throughout the duration of employment. Ability to work in a team environment with a high attention to safety guidelines. Must be able to work extended periods of time on a computer. Ability to focus on quality and attention to detail, work independently and think analytically. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills

Apply now! BHI Energy’s Talent and Placement Specialists are waiting for your application.

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