Nashua, NH, USA


Join New Hampshire’s fastest-growing drone inspection company as a Remote (Drone) Pilot and work with the latest remote sensing equipment on challenging and high profile inspection projects.
Due to a strong pipeline of work for the next 6-12 months, Skydata is seeking 3 x remote (drone) pilots based in Manchester, the Portsmouth area and the Plymouth area.
Tentative Start date: April 2023.
For this role, we’re seeking more than just qualified drone pilots. The successful candidates will have a deep interest in remote sensing technology, show attention to detail, have excellent communication skills, and consider safety as the number one priority.
Candidates must be comfortable operating in a team environment, and equally, be able to work independently on projects in regional areas.

All positions start as a 6 month, independent contractor with opportunities to extend and become a full time employee.
This role will involve operating the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise RTK as well as DJI M30T airframes and very soon Elios 3 indoor drone on inspection projects in metro and regional areas. The role would suit drone pilots that have previously operated Mavic 2/3 drones on commercial drone projects.

  • About the business:
Skydata is a leading AI-driven drone solutions provider in New Hampshire, specialising in drone asset inspection, aerial surveying and mobile LiDAR mapping. Our projects span the country and are managed from our Operations Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Skydata is an enterprise solutions provider, leading the global tech curve in the use of drone data and AI-powered analytics to resolve complex industrial challenges.
We operate a range of enterprise drone platforms, including multi-rotor, powered lift, and collision tolerant, non-entry, confined space drones


  • Plan missions and safely operate company DJI Enterprise drone equipment to acquire high-quality inspection data
  • Complete inspection forms on-site, ready for upload
  • Manage large datasets acquired on-site, ready for post-processing through our data processing centre in Manchester
  • Current Part 107 certificate / License
  • Experience operating DJI Mavic (or similar) multi-rotor drones
  • Sound understanding of the FAA drone regulations
  • Ability to perform job safety analysis and risk identification
  • Willingness to travel to regional areas
  • Valid relevant insurance(s)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in commercial drone operations or working in regional areas.

  • experienced with data uploading and transfer methodologies.
  • Restricted radio operators license (RCC)
  • Background in mining, asset inspection, engineering or surveying
  • Senior first-aid
  • Experience in using drone mapping and photogrammetry software to plan missions
  • 4WD experience


Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a proficiency check as part of the interview process.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.


SKYDATA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


Due to a large number of applications for these positions, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to advance your career as a drone pilot, working on unique inspection projects, submit your application by clicking on the apply button to upload your CV.

No recruitment agencies please. This recruitment is being managed in-house.