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UAV / Drone Pilot

West Company, a division of Landpoint, is seeking a UAV / Drone Specialist with GIS and surveying experience for a position in the Midland, TX office. This position will require extensive travel to various locations across West Texas and New Mexico. Additionally, knowledge about data processing systems, sensors, and deliverable analysis is desired. The following qualifications and responsibilities for the position are listed below:

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of GNSS / GPS Survey and precision collection methods.
  • Experience with AutoDesk and other CAD software
  • Working knowledge of UAS/UAV flight planning techniques
  • Experience with Photogrammetry processing software, including Pix4D
  • Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 Suite software or higher
  • Knowledge of FAA Airspace regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, and potential clients
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Able to pass background check and drug test

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop UAV/UAS flight plans in accordance with FAA regulations
  • Assist in data processing of imagery collected during UAV/UAS Flights
  • Coordinates and conducts UAV flight operations, testing, traning and demo flights
  • Assist in editing of Enterprise Geodatabase with ArcGIS Desktop

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelors in GIS, Geography, Engineering, Aviation, Information Technology and/or related study and 2-5 years of work related experience.
  • Ability and desire to learn new techniques
  • sUAS Pilots License
  • Working knowledge of the Sensefly eBee hardware/software platform
  • Working knowledge of consumer and industrial UAV platforms


  • Build your career with our extensive employee training programs
  • Be part of the fastest growing surveying company in the nation
  • Company medical Insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Use cutting edge technology to assist you in your daily tasks
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance

About West Company / Landpoint

Our people work on some of the most challenging and high profile projects in the area. Working at Landpoint will provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of extremely talented professionals, many of whom are at the top of their fields, on projects that impact our world for the better.

As one of the areas largest land surveying technical consulting firms, we offer employees countless job opportunities and career paths. Our success depends on attracting the best talent and continuously striving to improve what we do and how we do it.

We are dedicated to providing our people with the support they need to do outstanding work. From our competitive benefits program to a Health and Safety program whose goal is zero workplace injuries, we provide the support you need to excel at your job. There are no barriers to where your talent can lead you.

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