sUAS Pilot

Job Locations US-NV-Las Vegas
ID 2024-5824
Aerial Mapping / Remote Sensing
2nd Category
Transmission and Distribution
Position Type



Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc.  is seeking a sUAS Pilot to join our team. Westwood’s growing Geospatial Department provides professional-level products to its clients, leveraging the latest in industry technology. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent Westwood in a professional demeanor in all public and client interactions.
  • Safely and efficiently conduct sUAS missions across the US.
  • Master new sUAS, sensors, and software.
  • Review all internal flight requests to ensure all flights comply with FAA regulations, internal policies, and client standards.
  • Provide flight and sensor training to all new pilots.
  • Provide recurrent training and annual check-offs.
  • Document process and procedures.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with all clients and associates.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and vehicles in the Remote Sensing fleet.
  • Take ownership of the position and contribute to the furthering of the team’s mission.

Required Skills

  • Physically mobile in and around field site assignments
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies in remote, rural or urban surroundings
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk long distances

Required Experience

  • 200+ verifiable hours of commercial flight systems experience.
  • 3+ years experience with professional level sUAS systems and project support.
  • 5-8 years in remote sensing technologies.
  • Advanced photography knowledge
  • Traditional photogrammetric understanding/experience
  • LiDAR and or general remote sensing understanding/experience
  • An associate degree in UAS, Aviation, Surveying, Engineering Technology, or related area of study
  • ASPRS Certification or other industry-recognized certifications
  • Large airframe experience, preferably hybrid fuel systems.
  • Willingness to support flight crews and be on call 7 days a week.
  • Thorough understanding of system integration to troubleshoot.
  • Ability to travel up to 50-75% of the time.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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