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Sr. Director, Flight Operations

Company: DroneUp LLC
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

ONSITE: VA Beach, VA DroneUp is seeking a Sr. Director, Flight Operations to enhance the company's ability to conduct commercial drone operations safely and efficiently. You will be responsible for assisting the Chief Pilot (VP, Flight Operations) in overseeing all aspects of flight operations including standardization, operational compliance as well as provide mentorship and oversight to enterprise and delivery pilots. This role will also support the Chief Pilot in managing enterprise client projects, setting standards for DroneUp's pilot network and internal pilots, as well as, provide leadership to the project teams that are responsible for daily operations for our customers. ResponsibilitiesAssist the Chief Pilot in all aspects of flight operations and management of the departmentProvide leadership to the Flight Operations team responsible for delivery operations and other enterprise flight projectsEnsure flight operations are in compliance with appropriate regulationsPerform routine assessments of flight operations across the country focusing on safety, standardization, checklist usage, and Part 107 complianceEstablish and maintain a close working relationship with the FAAWork with the compliance team to establish appropriate flight standard requirementsAssist with the development, communication, and implementation of efficient operational procedures and policiesConduct performance evaluations for the department, provide feedback to the employees, and plan for corrective actions as neededCollaborate with Learning & Development team to prepare and maintain pilot training material, set standards for quarterly and annual training compliance, as well as, maintain employee proficiency recordsEnsure aircraft documents, checklists, publications, and databases are continually up to dateOversee the identification and management of relationships with drone pilots within our nationwide networkOther duties as assigned

Bachelor's Degree in Unmanned Systems or Aviation-related fieldPart 107 Certification requiredCommercial Pilot rating preferred5+ years experience in drone operations or a director-level position for a high growth or commercial organization preferredSafety experience preferred3 year's experience managing teams that include training, compliance, maintenance, and operations within the drone industry highly desirableStrong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrentlyDetailed understanding of project management fundamentals, supplier relationship management, and selection strategiesExcellent written and verbal communication skillsStrong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skillsTravel requiredSecurity Responsibility Statement: Employees are expected to provide a high level of security to any personal or private information accessed as part of their work, whether at a DroneUp facility or remotely. This includes participating in security training, remaining sensitive to individual rights to personal privacy, and complying with company policies. Employees who have access to sensitive data that is protected by regulation, such as HIPAA, or by contract, such as credit card data, must comply with any additional requirements dictated by the governing regulations or associated contracts. PI197571353

Keywords: DroneUp LLC, Virginia Beach , Sr. Director, Flight Operations, Executive , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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