RPAS Operator



Various, UK

Job Type

Full time

Job Description

EEI are looking for enthusiastic and experienced RPAS Operators to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering operational intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) RPAS services to UK and international customers as part of the EEI Operational Services Division. Candidates must have a strong background in crewed or uncrewed military or civil ISR operations, have good communications skills, and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful candidate may be expected to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekend and Bank Holidays and may be expected to travel internationally to support operations.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivering RPAS ISR across various complex systems to customers in the military and civil sectors.
  • Ensuring the delivery of safe flight operations and always being an ambassador for flight safety.
  • Conducting live-, simulator-, and classroom-based training to maintain currency, competency, and drive continuous improvement of EEI services.
  • Maintaining an understanding of civilian and military airspace constructs and communicating with Air Traffic Control and other aircraft to manage deconfliction when required.
  • Maintaining knowledge and compliance with civil and military regulations.
  • Remaining familiar with all system documentation, standard operating procedures, local flying orders, and other relevant information.
  • Providing detailed event logging and incident reporting in accordance with all necessary regulations and EEI Safety Management System

Qualifications (essential):

  • An appropriate qualification in aviation or aerospace, or comparable experience.
  • Aviation experience as flight crew or engineer, either military or civil.
  • Competent in Maths and English and working knowledge of Physics.
  • Ability to obtain a UKSV or equivalent Security Clearance.

Skills and experience (essential)

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to make and implement complex technical risk-based decisions under pressure.
  • Well organised, good team player with a problem-solving approach.
  • Aviation management or supervisory experience.

Skills and experience (desirable)

  • Aviation or aerospace technical qualifications, including current or previous flight crew, UAS, UAV, RPAS or engineering licenses.
  • Hold a current General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) or A2 CofC
  • Previous experience in ISR.
  • Knowledge and experience of mission management systems.
  • High level of situational awareness.


  • Employer-matched pension scheme with salary sacrifice.
  • Employee life insurance.
  • Employee and family health insurance with AXA Health.
  • 28 days leave per year, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave.
  • Salary sacrifice electric car scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Generous annual employee training budget for continuous professional development.
  • Employee discount scheme.


If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to careers@eeinnovationsltd.com email address with “RPAS Operator Application” in the subject line, or apply via the application form on this page.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The candidate must be willing to complete a baseline personnel security standard (BPSS) screening (at EEI expense) prior to commencing employment. Closing date is Tuesday 25th June 2024. Should we receive a substantial number of applications, we reserve the right bring the closing date forward.

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