AECOM RPA Pilot I/FLEX Pool in Las Vegas, Nevada

Business Line Government

Position Title RPA Pilot I/FLEX Pool

United States of America - Nevada

Las Vegas

Job Summary

Employee will be part of the Flex Pool and will be required to support TDY deployments to various CONUS/OCONUS locations as required. Under close supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating RPA ground and flight operations including mission planning; execution; briefing and debriefing; aircrew resource management coordination; and compliance with ground and flight safety directives and procedures. Position reports to the Aircrew Manager or Program Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Must possess FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and the ability to maintain instrument currency. Minimum of 300 hours PIC required.

  • Must possess current FAA Class II Medical Certificate.

  • Maintain ability to travel on CONUS and OCONUS.

  • Coordinate and actively participate in RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and safety.

  • Remotely pilot vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during launch and recovery flight operations through specifically prescribed maneuvers.

  • Define, plan, organize and execute flight plans and schedules.

  • Review maintenance logs, weather reports and forecasts.

  • Use various manuals such as the Airplane Flight Manuals, Flight Crew Operating Manual, and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability.

  • Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree, or education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency

  • Equivalent professional or military experience in RPA or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education

  • Must demonstrate a basic understanding of RPA and FAA principles, theories and concepts

  • Must possess: (1) FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and the ability to maintain instrument currency or a specialized aircraft system qualification (2) three hundred (300) hours as PIC or 250 hours as PIC with CFI rating; (3) Ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate

  • Must have a minimum of 1-5 years of “recent” experience piloting an MQ-1/9 RPA

  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment; ability to work extended hours in austere conditions

  • Familiar with AFI 11-202 Vols 1, 2, & 3; AFI 11-2MQ-1/9 Vols 1, 2, & 3; ACC Ready Aircrew Program

  • Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees and military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew

  • Basic knowledge of computer operations and applications

  • This is a non-traditional position that will support a flexible work schedule

  • Must be eligible to gain and maintain a DOD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties

  • Employee must meet all overseas/OCONUS travel criteria, to include Pre-deployment medical screening (if req) as a condition of employment

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English, and must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship upon hire

  • DoD Top Secret Security Clearance eligibility is required

  • Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date

  • Must be able to gain/maintain the required security clearance level and special access authorization as a condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications

Current/Qualified RPA/MQ-9 Launch and Recovery Pilot or Instructor pilot

Current DoD Secret or higher Security Clearance

Master’s degree in a relevant career field

Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument rating (CFII) is highly desired

RPA operations & deployment experience

Prior experience with RPA Aircrew training or scheduling

Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Maintenance

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180406BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.