Drone Operations Coordinator Job at Deakin University – in Waurn Ponds VIC

Job no: 529027

Work type: Part-time

Location: Geelong – Waurn Ponds, Flexible

Categories: Management, Information Technology, Building and Property Services, Technical

Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus

Part time (0.2 FTE) and Fixed term for 6 months

HEW 7 $94,173 – $103,694 + 17% Superannuation

The University’s Health and Safety team are seeking to appoint a Drone Operations Coordinator who will provide advice and be responsible for operational matters and Remote Pilot (RP) training affecting the safety of operations at Deakin University, including excluded class drone operations. This role fulfills both the Chief Pilot and Maintenance Controller roles under Deakin Universities remotely piloted aircraft operator’s certificate (ReOC).

This is a new position at Deakin, and is critical to the successful and safe management and operation of Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s, commonly known as ‘drones’) at Deakin in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and associated Acts and Regulations.

This role will coordinate and support the safe operations of drones at Deakin University and will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in accordance with the manufacturer specifications.

This position is initially fixed term for 6 months, and in this time will focus on activities to maintain and appropriately operate within Deakin’s ReOC, along with supporting the implementation of suitable procedures, frameworks and software systems to effectively administer drone operations at Deakin.

Your key responsibilities will include:
Identify, lead and actively promote change within own area of responsibility and understand and communicate the reasons for the change

Consult a diverse range of stakeholders and experts, not immediately involved, to gain a broader and deeper understanding of a specific issue

Distil the core issues from complex information, draws accurate conclusions and condense complex information and next steps into simple concise terms that others can understand

Promote technical solutions to modernise work practices and ensure alignment with Deakin’s strategic direction

Seek feedback on improvement opportunities from a diverse range of key stakeholders and implement change through appropriate channels and overcomes obstacles to change

Plan and oversee all aspects of the end-to-end project to deliver sustainable outcomes, value within constraints of time, cost and quality

To be successful, you’ll have:
A combination of training and experience working in aviation, manned or unmanned aircraft

A remote Pilot’s licence (RePL) for fixed-wing (7kg) and multi-rotor (25kg) with a minimum 100 RPA flight hours.

Extensive experience with remotely piloted aircraft, occupational health and safety and CASA documentation

For a copy of the position description, please see below:
Drone Operations Coordinator PD.docx

Applications for this position close on 6 Sep 2022.

Please note this opportunity is only open to current casual, ongoing and fixed-term staff of Deakin.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Michael Gibbs, Director, Health and Safety at [email protected]

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Advertised: 31 Aug 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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