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Callen Lenz

UAS Pilot and Engineer

– Chilmark, Wiltshire
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation Competitive

Unmanned Aircraft Pilot and Engineer

REF: 2019/CL-100

Position: Full-time

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Salary Range: Competitive DOE

Callen-Lenz specialises in manned and unmanned aircraft operations and technology. Our business is rapidly expanding in one of the most exciting and technically challenging areas of aerospace: that of unmanned aviation.

As an Unmanned Aircraft Pilot & Engineer you will be reporting to the Head of Flight Operations.  This exciting role will place the right candidate at the forefront of unmanned air systems (drone) development in the UK. We seek an experienced and competent radio control or drone pilot with both fixed wing and VTOL flying skills and the technical skills to support development engineering on company unmanned systems. You will join our friendly team of software, aerospace and electronics engineers, aviation specialists and support staff in a small but rapidly growing company leading the way in this exciting field.

Based in the heart of rural Wiltshire but within easy access of the beautiful city of Salisbury, we are offering a competitive salary and pension scheme, an employee benefits package and an opportunity to be at the forefront of this rapidly growing sector of aviation.


  • Act as pilot in command of company and customer unmanned air systems in accordance with regulatory and company procedures.
  • Conduct unmanned aircraft construction with some design elements
  • Become familiar with SkyCircuits software and electronics products for the purposes of operations, test and development flying.
  • Conduct autopilot integration, tuning and configuration working with software engineers 
  • Operate workshop tools and equipment to build, modify and maintain unmanned aircraft in a safe manner and in accordance with the Company OS
  • Accurate recording of all company flying activities including logging of data, data manipulation and reporting.
  • Use of rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting
  • Perform other related duties as required


Must possess excellent RC flying skills on both fixed wing and VTOL systems and hold, or be capable of, achieving BMFA A or B certificate or other recognised national qualification.



  • RC flying skills on both fixed wing and VTOL systems
  • Construction and maintenance of model aircraft or unmanned aircraft
  • Understanding of radio control and autopilot control technologies
  • IT Literate
  • Understanding of drone legislation as applied in the UK

Highly desirable

  • An interest in robotics or autonomy
  • UAS Operating Skills


  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting


  • Must be a British Citizen or must have an existing right to work in the UK
  • Ability to live near and work in Salisbury, Wiltshire UK
  • Ability to commit to occasional national and international travel

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