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Drone Pilot Survey Technician
Job Description
Reports To: Field Survey Supervisor
SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
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).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • 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
  • Utilize GPR devices for underground utility locating for all potential clients* Pending training
  • Responsible for the quality control/quality assurance on project deliverables
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Completes vehicle inspection checklists and returns them to the responsible administrative assistant on a daily basis
  • Places cones, beacon, and other safety measures around vehicles as part of site safety
  • Completes a site safety check and safety pre job briefing to include all personnel at the site
  • Completes a ride-out checklist prior to any task requiring vehicle usage
  • Stay up to date on news and changes in the survey industry for potential opportunities
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:
  • Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills who is comfortable in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Good decision making, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to clearly explain issues
  • Ability to manage own time as best suited for the tasking at hand
  • Knowledge of easement, right-of-way, and permit documents is preferred
  • Smart phone usage with a variety of apps
  • Ability to take pictures and upload/scan pictures and forms to a specified data drive
  • Knowledge of proper safety practices
  • Ability to meet critical due dates
  • Ability to walk outside for extended periods
  • Ability to lift all required equipment for assigned task
  • Ability and desire to learn new survey processes used to complete survey projects
SCHEDULE:
  • Schedule varies based on work assigned.
    • Typically, 10-hour days Mon-Thurs
    • Potential for 12-hour days
RECOMMENDED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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

BHI will provide reasonable accommodations for the application process and during employment necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with BHI Energy, please email ESC@bhienergy.com providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you.
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