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Organization: Draper Aden Associates
Title: Director of Aerial Services
Location: Charlottesville, VA USA, Richmond, VA USA, Manassas, VA USA, Hampton Roads, VA USA, Blacksburg, VA USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-02-16

Position Description:

Draper Aden Associates is currently seeking a Director of Aerial Services to join our Survey Team in either Richmond, Charlottesville, Manassas, Blacksburg, Newport News, VA or Raleigh, NC. Primary individual will oversee the aerial services for survey and mapping, infrastructure/structure inspection, marketing and public relations, emergency response/disaster mapping and assessment, site planning and development, and construction services. Must be Pt. 107 certified, proficient with Pix4D software, and able to travel throughout the mid-Atlantic.

Company Profile:

Draper Aden Associates is an engineering consulting firm with more than 200 employees and over 40 years of experience providing facilities planning and engineering design for municipalities, state agencies, cultural institutions, and private clients. We have a diverse organization of professionals that provide civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering; surveying and subsurface utility engineering; site planning and engineering; and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our offices in Virginia are located in Richmond, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, and Manassas, and we have an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. We continue to aspire to leave a Lasting Positive Impact through our actions and relations with our clients, employees, and communities.

Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.

• Project management of aerial tasks including flight feasibility, pricing, proposals, scheduling of personnel and equipment, oversight of data collection and processing, QA/QC of deliverables, coordination with internal project managers and/or external clients
• Responsible for aircraft safety, regulations, maintenance of flight records, training, and proficiency of employer’s aerial services pilots
• Business development and Marketing-
• Manage outreach to all Draper Aden offices and divisions communicating capabilities and portfolio
• Represent Draper Aden at appropriate trade shows and conferences as attendee and/or presenter
• Conduct Lunch and Learn presentations as requested
• Develop Aerial Services into markets within, as well as outside, the A/E industry
• Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of equipment, research/evaluate equipment requests, provide recommendations for new equipment (i.e. aircraft, sensors, etc.) and software

Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required or preferred.


• Must be Pt. 107 certified
• Proficient in imagery processing and photogrammetry related software
• Able to travel throughout the mid-Atlantic
• Experience with multirotor and fixed wing design UAVs
• Background in photogrammetric processing and applications
• Experience performing and managing commercial UAS flight operations and data processing


• Land Surveying and/or Civil Engineering experience
• Licensed Photogrammetrist or Land Surveyor
• Licensed Part 107 Pilot required/ Part 61 preferred
• Proficient with AutoCAD
• Proficient with GIS applications
• Experience with Trimble Realworks
• Ability to conduct a formal Pt 107 training class

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:

Travel required, some work hours may be spent outdoors in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. May require use of personal protective equipment

Draper Aden Associates is an equal opportunity employer who looks forward to helping people build long-term successful careers within our organization. If you are interested in joining our team, please send resume to humanresources@daa.com or 2206 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060.