Director of Flight & Data Acquisition
GPI Geospatial

Job Description

EOE Statement Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is a multi-discipline engineering firm providing planning, design and construction services for transportation infrastructure and building system projects throughout the United States for over 50 years. Ranked in the Top 100 Firms by Engineering News Record, GPI is a forward thinking, innovative firm with a culture that is committed to excellence and fosters staff empowerment. For more information visit: GPI offers excellent benefits, including a 401(k) plan, ESOP, medical/dental/visions plans, and vacation/sick/personal time and more. GPI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Category Management
GPI Geospatial is seeking a senior manager who will be responsible for the total oversight of the flight acquisition department. As the responsible person in charge, you will oversee a fleet of four aircraft and multiple aerial LiDAR and Imagery sensors, the UAV program, Pilots, and Sensor Operators. You will answer to the President of GPI Geospatial and coordinates closely with the Chief Pilot, Sensor Manager, and Remote Sensing Director.

Do you value a company that puts employee satisfaction and diversity at the forefront of who they are? If so, GPI Geospatial wants you!


  • Implement and maintain the Argus Prism Safety Management System
  • Develop a fee structure for data acquisition
  • Flight operations and data acquisition business development and marketing
  • Developing and maintaining budgets and schedules for the flight department
  • Oversee pilots and sensor operators training programs, technical strategies and continuous improvement of operations focusing on safety, procedures, quality control, pricing and solutions to improve performance and maximize efficiency
  • Oversees aircraft maintenance/airworthiness from both mechanical and documentation aspects, including purchasing and modifications of aircraft and aerial sensors
  • Developing flight operations emergency preparedness and response plans
  • Coordinate with Geospatial project managers on data quality and acquisition scheduling
  • Work closely with Mapping Resource Manager, Remote Sensing Operations Director, Corporate Safety Officer
  • Coordinate with clients on acquisition schedules, data quality control, local airports, FBOs and restricted airspace personnel
  • Responsible for workflows, technical strategies, locating and staffing forward base of operations

  • A minimum of 10-years experience managing flight operations and crews for a geospatial company or related discipline
  • Capable of obtaining permits and overseeing compliance with DC ADIZ and FRZ
  • Knowledge of FAA regulations and ensures the flight department is compliant
  • Familiarity with developing alternative data acquisition solutions
  • Ability to work closely with sensor manufacturers and software developers
  • Experience maintaining proficiency and knowledge in control networks and datums

Position Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  • Read, write, and understand plans and direction given in the English language
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents, create Outlook emails and utilize SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to communicate with other team members
  • Able to wear GPI required PPE, i.e., hard hats, safety vest, work boots, safety glasses/goggles, and/or masks while working

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Shift -not applicable-
Position Flight Department Manager
Division GPI Geospatial
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Location SP11- Orlando

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