Aerial Sensor Operator
Greenman-Pedersen Inc

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GPI Geospatial offers excellent benefits, including a 401(k) plan, ESOP, medical/dental/vision plans, and vacation/sick/personal time, and more. GPI Geospatial is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Job Description

GPI Geospatial is seeking aerial sensor operators to conduct data acquisition of both high-resolution imagery and LiDAR from our aircraft, which are based at our office in Orlando, FL. These individuals must have the ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent problem-solving abilities, and the ability to communicate effectively. There is an opportunity for career development within the company. All relevant experience levels will be considered.

Do you value a company that puts employee satisfaction and diversity at the forefront of who they are? If so, GPI Geospatial wants you!

GPI Geospatial is a premier mapping firm for Transportation, Energy, Planning, Design, Construction, and Land Development throughout North America. Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of precision mapping, imagery, LiDAR, and land surveying services. We are part of GPI, a multi-discipline engineering firm providing planning, design, and construction services for transportation infrastructure and building system projects throughout the United States for over 50 years. Ranked in the Top 100 Firms by Engineering News-Record, GPI is a forward-thinking, innovative firm with a culture that is committed to excellence and fosters staff empowerment. For more information visit:


  • Perform a pre/post-flight inspection of the sensors
  • Oversees and performs routine maintenance of mapping systems
  • Safety minded aircraft operation adhering to FAA and company safety guidelines
  • Timely completion of necessary field logs and data transfer duties
  • When traveling, responsible for securing and arrangement of rental cars and hotels
  • Maintain mission, personal readiness always for deployment
  • Monitor weather and site conditions for project status
  • Coordinates with Chief Pilot and Acquisition Manager for project assignments
  • Collaborates with other sensor operators on mission efficiency and effective operations
  • Acquire airborne data using LiDAR, and digital multi-spectral imagery from our aircraft
  • Understand and communicate capabilities and limitations of the sensor and system
  • Coordinate with system operators, local survey parties, pilots, ATC, and other third parties as required to accomplish the collection missions
  • Ensure safe and secure use of company equipment and instrumentation
  • Coordinate with system manufacturers to trouble shoot field related issues and post processing issues
  • Provided pilot with navigation information for image collection of specific targets and determined optimal sensor settings
  • Coordinates with data management on all projects regarding mission statistics
  • Provided guidance and intelligence to pilot, and otherwise assist with mission planning, field operations, and debriefing
  • Must have at least an H.S. Diploma
  • No experience necessary
  • Fly mapping missions for approximately 4 continuous hours, at times, twice daily with an hour rest between
  • Work during early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and possibly holidays
  • Deployed for extended periods for larger missions
  • Outside flight operations, exposure to the cold and heat, elements of the seasons, and turbulence from an inflight environment
  • Participation in significant physical lifting, pushing and pulling activities related to aircraft loading and unloading


  • Maintain a valid driver's license with a clean motor vehicle report (MVR) for final consideration
  • Read, write, and understand plans and directions given in the English language
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents, create Outlook emails, and utilize SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to communicate with other team members

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