Junior UAV Pilot

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Department / Discipline
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a junior UAV pilot ot join it's Power Solution's business 


Key Aims and Objectives:


  • Provide enhanced survey data-capture and mapping services to support lean execution.
  • Lead a ‘right first time’ approach through the deployment of UAV-led Quality Control Inspections.
  • Champion the introduction of new ways of working, protecting our people, and project execution through the innovative use of aerial technology.


Roles and Responsibilities:



  • Collaborate with project teams to determine project UAV requirements and objectives.
  • Scheduling and coordinating flights, aligning capacity with priorities and expectations.
  • Maintain and document compliance with CAA Regulations.
  • Ensure the preparation and readiness of UAV RAMS.
  • Identification of resource/spotter in-situ to assist planned flights.
  • Ensure equipment and accessories are routinely inspected/maintained, and documented.
  • Thorough journey/lookahead/equipment planning.



  • In-situ pre-flight planning/testing, ensuring safety of self and nearby workers.
  • Operating UAV’s to achieve project objectives in accordance with RAMS and CAA Regulations.
  • Chair flight debriefs, and communicate flight details/deliverables to project teams.
  • Maintaining thorough flight logs and equipment condition/maintenance assessments.



  • Coordinating with all responsible parties to ensure timely data transfer.
  • Expedite creation, receipt, and evaluation of survey/inspection reports.
  • Maintain certification and communicate renewal requirements in advance.
  • Ensure thorough archiving of flight records, deliverables, certificates.

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:



  • Registered UAV Pilot/Flyer ID.
  • Valid A2 Certificate of Competency.
  • Valid General VLOS Certificate (GVC).
  • Skilled in the use of VTOL systems.
  • Good understanding of CAA Regulations as it applies to UAV’s (The Drone and Model Aircraft Code).
  • Diligent attitude towards maintaining records.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • Excellent computing skills



  • Experience working within the Transmission and Distribution industry and navigating OHL Assets.
  • Skilled in both UAV Surveying and Inspection activities.
  • Ability to manage third party UAV data processing and good computing skills.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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