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Entergy Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot I or II in New Orleans, Louisiana

Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot I or II

Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Job Summary/Purpose

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot I or II performs all flights, collateral duties, and assigned crew duties - including Remote Pilot In Command, Visual Observer, and Sensor Operator - associated with the operation of UAS/UA/Drones for company asset inspection. The primary responsibility of this role to perform routine and comprehensive UAS patrols and data collection analysis while also assisting with fast response outage and post-storm inspections. In addition to the duties above, the UAS Pilot I or II will ensure coordination of safe operations among all aircraft operating by or on behalf of the Company.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Safely and securely pilot Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), act as a Visual Observer (VO), or Sensor Operator (SO) in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as company policy.

  • Manage, process, and analyze data collected via UAS and other sensor collection platforms and perform data quality assurance tasks to ensure accurate data is used in reports, databases, and file structures. Provides complete and accurate data sets to requesting entity.

  • Performs pre-mission planning, flight notifications, automation planning, pre-job briefings,pre-flight and post-flight inspections before and after each flight, respectively,risk assessments, debriefings, and post-mission reporting in accordance with the Unmanned Aerial System Operations Manual (UASOM).

  • Ensures operational status of UAS equipment by conducting pre- and post-flight inspections and conducting routine maintenance inspections and repairs on UAS equipment.

  • Become an integral part of Entergy Aviation’s Safety Culture by participating in the Entergy Aviation Safety Management System to include UAS specific incident/accident reporting.

  • Complete collateral duties, as assigned, and company administrative requirements in timely and professional manner.

  • Communicate effectively with clients, team members, and stakeholders and present UAS inspection findings in clear and concise format.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education and experience required for UAS Pilot I position

  • Associate's Degree in Surveying, Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and two years of experience in UAS data collection, management, analysis. In lieu of degree, a minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field of study.

  • UAS Pilot I: 2 years of flight experience as a Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot and 100 hours of verifiable experience in Commercial UAS Operations.

Minimum education and experience required for UAS Pilot II position

  • Associate's Degree in Surveying, Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and two years of experience in UAS data collection, management, analysis. In lieu of degree, a minimum of 4 years of work experience in related field of study.

  • 2-4 years of flight experience as a Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot and 200 hours of verifiable experience in Commercial UAS Operations.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position(s)

Demonstrated strong working knowledge of unmanned aerial systems and operating requirements. Demonstrated strong knowledge of the Federal regulations and standards relating to unmanned aircraft commercial flight operations. Familiarity with traditional photogrammetry and advanced photography knowledge. Understanding or experience with LiDAR and general remote sensing. Demonstrated knowledge of computer office skills in flight planning, scheduling, Microsoft tools, and expensing software.

Certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position(s)

FAA Part 107 License, be able to obtain and hold a LA state issued Class D Chauffeurs License, be medically certified and maintain that certification.

Preferred experience, certificates, licenses, etc. (Not Required, but is a plus)

Electrical and Gas Infrastructure experience. 2 years of experience with LiDAR, remote sensing, and traditional photogrammetry.

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Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans Louisiana : Kenner

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Exempt

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings : 5

Req ID: 114547

Travel Percentage : Travel: More than 75%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here (humanr@entergy.com?subject=Accessibility) and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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