ESP Associates, Inc. is seeking a full-time Lead UAV Pilot based out of our Corporate office in Fort Mill, SC. 

The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

-Managing our team of Drone Pilots, directing them in terms of location and flight missions.
-Ensuring that flight and data-collection efforts go smoothly and that final data delivery is made to the client.
-Tracking inventory and equipment including drones, batteries and project data.
-Coordinating with the FAA and air traffic control, complying with all airspace laws and regulations.
-Troubleshooting on-the-spot challenges as they arise.
-Providing training and performance evaluations to all UAS Pilots.
-Traveling about 60% of the time.


-Pilot 107 license required.
-Commercial Pilot License preferred.
-Associate Degree in Aviation preferred.
-400+ Hours of Logged UAV hours.

Physical Requirements:

-Stand more than 30 minutes at a time.
-Walk more than 3 miles in a day.
-Employee is required to drive a company vehicle. No limitation is set for this due to the job location. Must have valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving policy (MVR).

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

ESP is honored to maintain over 30-year relationships with both public and private clients throughout the Southeast. ESP is a 2018 ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranked #29 in the Southeast, and a Zweig Group 2017 Hot Firm recognized among the 100 fastest-growing A/E consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:
-Health and Dental Insurance
-PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays
-Life Insurance
-Flexible Benefits Plan
-Short-Term Disability Insurance
-Long-Term Disability Insurance
-401(k) Plan