AECOM MQ-9 (RPA/UAV) Launch and Recovery (LR) Pilot I, FLEX Pool in Las Vegas, Nevada

United States of America - Nevada, Las Vegas

Job Summary

Are you looking to join a highly-professional, safety-focused, mission-oriented team within a Fortune 200 company? Do you want to support a critical, national-security contract? Are you interested in deploying to austere locations that boast a competitive pay scale and industry-leading benefits package? This is the position for you!

In this position, you will be part of a Flex Pool and will support TDY deployments to various CONUS/OCONUS locations as required. Between deployments, you will be in unpaid time off, but still eligible for benefits, and in an on-call status.

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating RPA ground and flight operations including mission planning; execution; briefing and debriefing; crew resource management; and compliance with ground and flight safety directives and procedures. Position reports to the Aircrew Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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 Technical Orders 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.

  • Maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

Current AF Form 8 (or equivalent) as an MQ-9 pilot

Minimum of 1 year of “recent” experience piloting an MQ-1/9 RPA

Pilot Licensing. Possess one of the following:

  • Prior USAF pilot training (Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training),

  • Initial Formal Training Upgrade (IFTU) training in the MQ-1 or MQ-9 via the 18X pipeline, or

  • The following FAA certificate/rating/endorsements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating and Instrument-Airplane Rating, or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating

  • Complex Airplane Endorsement

  • High Performance Airplane Endorsement

Current FAA Second-Class Medical Certificate

Current DoD Secret or higher Security Clearance

Have a Bachelor’s degree, or education al 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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

Current/Qualified RPA/MQ-9 Launch and Recovery Pilot is highly desired

RPA operations & deployment experience

Master’s degree in a relevant career field

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

Prior experience with RPA Aircrew training or scheduling

Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Military Support

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201358BR

Clearance Required Yes

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.