Aerial Sensor Operator

Added: April 17, 2024

Woolpert is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert continues to be certified by employees as an employer of choice through the Great Place to Work® Survey, and believes great companies are built from great people and great clients. Woolpert is continually moving its culture forward. As one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., and with growth around the world, we are seeking Aerial Sensor Operators.

Woolpert's Aerial Sensor Operators are responsible for sensor operation and reporting for airborne mapping missions.


  • High School Diploma and/or G.E.D. or two (2) years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of aerial acquisition systems
  • U.S. citizen or have a valid working Visa.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, moderate to high.
    • Domestically and possibly internationally.
  • Preferred knowledge of ESRI software, ArcGIS, Leica FlightPro, TerraSolid and or TerraSolid.
  • Formal training as a sensor operator specifically with Leica TerrainMapper, ADS and or VisionMap A3 Sensors.
  • Understanding of GIS and sensor calibration procedures.


  • Participate in ground and flight operations efforts as needed, including mission planning, execution, briefing, debriefing, communications, and safety.
  • Ensure proper collection of data for accuracy and quality.
  • Understand the collection of tactical and wide area mapping.
  • Comply with all governing regulations and work in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Download, edit, and troubleshoot collected sensor data while in the field. Set up and operate ground GPS base stations and flight planning.


  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Possess above average Microsoft Office suite skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals.
  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives.
  • Must have above average verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external relationships.


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As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.

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