NextEra Energy Associate Drone Pilot in West Palm Beach, Florida
Associate Drone Pilot
- Date:Apr 28, 2021
Primary Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US, 33407
Company: NextEra Energy
Requisition ID: 53517
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Position Specific Description
As an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator for our 55lb UAS program, you will be part of the FPLAir group. This team currently manages six Percepto drone-a-box solutions and multiple UAS’s that range from DJI, Parrott, Sky Ranger, Ebee, and Harris. You will primarily fly our Percepto Drone-in-a-box UAS for our FAA program.
This will be a 3-year project bound position mainly located in Jupiter, FL.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The UAS Pilot is responsible for safety during all phases of flight
Assuring the aircraft meets airworthiness specifications before operation
Can analyze weather and hazards pertaining to the intended flight path
Create and update documentation as it pertains to the flight operation
20-25% travel throughout FPL territories depending on internal customer flight requests
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field
PT 107 Certificate
Prior experience with small and large UAS, including quadcopter and fixed-wing
Ability to pilot the aircraft in both autonomous and full manual flight modes
Basic proficiency in the operations of networks and communications systems including both hardware and software
Four (4) years experience in aviation or UAS operations
Experience in the following sensors:
BVLOS Operations in uncontrolled airspace
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues in the field
LIDAR Processing experience
Private Pilots License (Part 61 or 141) with concurrent medical
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Employees in this role provide technical direction on business unit projects and/or project participants. Individuals plan, coordinate, and complete complex or long term projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Maintains thorough knowledge of new developments and/or technology pertaining to projects
Monitors and recommends changes for improvement
Communicates with internal and external customers
Provides project progress updates to internal and external customers
Prepares and processes required agreements
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
High School Grad / GED
Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
Experience: 0+ years
Master’s - Engineering
Certified Professional Engineer (PE)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Projectbound FT
Job Category: Project Management
Organization: Florida Power & Light Company
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Other Work Locations: Florida
Relocation Provided: No
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