AECOM MQ-9 (RPA/UAV) Launch and Recovery (LR) Pilot II, 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 5 years 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/formal 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 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)

  • Prior experience with RPA Aircrew training or scheduling

  • Prior experience as a Defense Contractor

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Military Support

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191790BR

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.