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  • Innovair

We are hiring - Drone Pilot

Drone Pilot

Location: Scotland

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive, DOE

Innovair is a specialist inspection solutions service provider supporting the Energy sectors. With decades of inspection & robotics experience, our specialist team & extensive ‘toolbox’ of Advanced Inspection Robotics combine to complete safer & more efficient inspections.

We balance our investment in the latest inspection technologies including drones, crawlers, ROVs, cameras & other sensors with a continuous innovation roadmap, creating bespoke inspection solutions for the most demanding industry inspection challenges.

Joining a rapidly expanding company you will be expected to thrive in a fast-paced environment, deliver assigned tasks in a timely manner and support other team members as part of a high performing team.

Drone Pilot Role

Due to continued growth, we are looking to appoint an experienced Drone Pilot to support operational delivery of a range of on & offshore inspection projects. The role offers a diverse career in the field of inspection, using drones to undertake a range of projects to support our clients in the energy industries.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all drone projects are safely executed to the highest of standards, prioritising data quality and compliant with applicable legislation, Innovair’s Operations Manual and operating procedures. Our fleet of drones currently includes DJI M300, Elios2, Falcon8+ and WingtraOne drone systems.

This role will require the individual to work as part of a team, and will be primarily field-based, but may also be office / workshop based, or in remote sites as required


  • As part of our inspection team, you will ensure projects are carried out to the highest of standards, in-line with the company's quality system.

  • Advise best practice approaches, prepare RAMS and compile inspection methodologies.

  • Complete inspection projects on-site using drone technology.

  • Ensure all inspection data collected is of the highest quality, accurate, concise and correctly referenced for presentation & reporting purposes.

  • Manage inspection data and prepare inspection reports.

  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of equipment as required.

  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge of equipment and its operation.

  • Utilise Innovair HSSEQ procedures and work within ISO accredited system.

  • Build relationships with current and potential clients.

Core Skills and Competencies:

  • Be able to demonstrate considerable relevant industry experience and have logged flight hours.

  • UK drone pilots ground school and practical flight (PfCO or GVC)

  • Desirable: Experience in leading drone inspections within an offshore environment.

  • Competent report writer and good attention to detail.

  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Will be self-motivated and pro-active.

  • Will have the ability to solve problems effectively and in a timely manner out on site.

Preferred Skills & Competencies:

  • UK Offshore Survival, Medical & MIST

  • GWO Basic Safety an advantage but training will be provided as necessary

  • Visual inspection and other NDT qualification(s)

  • Full UK driving license

  • Experience in piloting drones in an offshore or industrial environment.

Must be eligible to work in the UK

​If you are interested in joining the team then email your CV and covering statement to

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