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  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Valid driver's license
  • Remote Pilot Certificate (FAA Part 107 License)
  • Surveyor in Training (SIT) or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) is preferred, but not required
  • At least 2 years of experience as a drone operator is preferred, however less experience will be considered
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Willingness to learn, reliable and positive attitude
  • Experience using GPS, total stations, and data collectors is a plus

Oates Associates is a civil and structural engineering firm focused on enhancing our local community. From transportation to building infrastructure, our team surveys infrastructure and designs solutions that positively impact our region. We are looking for a drone (UAV) operator to support and grow our drone department. Additional responsibilities would be supporting our survey field staff. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys a mix of working inside and outside the office, operating drones and survey equipment, and survey data processing. Work will be out of our Collinsville, IL office, with projects throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Photogrammetry and LIDAR Drone (UAV) surveys
  • Drone survey preparation and FAA authorizations
  • Photogrammetry and point cloud processing
  • Survey field data processing including control, topographic and boundary surveys
  • Assist and coordinate field crews
  • Preparing boundary survey plats, ALTA surveys, and topographic survey plats
  • Research property land records

Oates Associates is a thriving local design firm that offers the look and feel of a small business while providing the excitement and experience gained from projects you may find in a larger firm. Our strong leadership in the communities we serve combined with our teamwork-centered office environment makes Oates Associates a great place to work. The firm offers competitive salaries, annual bonus, an excellent benefit package, a health and wellness program, company sponsored events and activities, flex-time, work-from-home opportunities, opportunity for quick advancement and ownership potential. The firm is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please Send Resume and Employment Application To:
Oates Associates, Inc.
100 Lanter Court, Suite 1
Collinsville, IL, 62234
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