UAS Pilot & Engineer

Flight Test & Customer Services · Salisbury, Wiltshire
Department Flight Test & Customer Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation £30-£40,000

UAS Pilot and Engineer

Vacancy Reference: 2021/CLA-146

 

Position: Full-time

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Salary Range: Competitive DOE


At Callen-Lenz, we are expanding the limits of what is possible. We specialise in manned and unmanned aircraft operations and technology and having recently received investment into the business we are going through a period of rapid growth and development and are looking for key roles to assist with these changes. Callen-Lenz offers innovative and customer focused UAS solutions through our 4 key business strands; technical services, products, platforms and operational services.  We are looking for individuals to help drive forward our expansion, placing you at forefront of UAS development in the UK.

 

Our Values

  • Teamwork
  • Commitment
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Agility
  • Integrity
  • Enjoyment

 


Why Work for Us

Based in the heart of rural Wiltshire, close to the Historic city of Salisbury, you will join our rapidly growing, friendly and multi-disciplined team, working on a range of diverse and interesting projects, leading the way in this exciting field and witnessing the full lifecycle of our products. The Callen-Lenz team are passionate about what we do, and we are searching for individuals to grow with us as we expand into the aerospace industry.

 

Our benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Buy/Sell holiday policy up to 5 days either way
  • Pension Scheme via Royal London
  • Life assurance scheme (6x basic salary)
  • Income protection policy (75% of basic salary)
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Private Health Insurance via Vitality
  • Enhanced Maternity and paternity
  • 1 Professional membership reimbursed per year
  • Access to an independent financial advisor year round
  • Training & development opportunities

 


About the Role

As an Unmanned Aircraft Pilot & Engineer you will be reporting to the Flight Test and Customer Services Team Leader while also being accountable to the Head of Flight Operations for safe conduct of UAS flight and maintenance operations in accordance with the Company Operating System (OS). 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 employee possessing excellent RC flying skills on both fixed wing and VTOL systems. As an unmanned aircraft pilot and engineer you will be responsible for development engineering, assembly and flying of company and customer unmanned air systems.

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as pilot in command of Company and customer unmanned air systems in accordance with regulatory and company procedures.
  • Assist in prototype/development unmanned aircraft build
  • Platform/product development flight test and system design input
  • Represent the Company on deployed UAS flying trials in UK and abroad
  • Become familiar with Company 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
  • End UAS user experience/perspective desirable
  • Perform other related duties as required

 

 

About You

 Qualifications

Must hold BMFA A or B certificate or other recognised national qualification.

 

SKILLS

Essential

  • RC flying skills on both fixed wing and VTOL systems
  • Construction and maintenance of model aircraft or unmanned aircraft
  • A good understanding of radio control and autopilot control technologies
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Understanding of drone legislation as applied in the UK
  • Ability to multi task safely in an aviation environment
  • You will have a good understanding of radio control and autopilot control technologies

 

Highly desirable

  • An interest in robotics or autonomy
  • UAS Operating Skills

 

Desirable

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

 

Personal

  • 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
  • Ability to hold security clearance

 

 

 

Callen-Lenz is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. It is essential that the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment have permission to work in the UK. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

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  • Location
    Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Department
    Flight Test & Customer Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    £30-£40,000