Aviation UAS Project Manager

Woolpert, Inc. Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 2 months ago

Woolpert, Inc. 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 was recently certified for the fourth year in a row as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work. We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. As we grow, we are seeking an experienced Aviation UAS-focused Project Manager with strong UAS technical, regulatory and operational expertise to support clients, internal and external, on deploying UAS technology and implementing programmatic solutions, helping them realize their vision and drive toward their goals.

Our search for a UAS-focused Project Manager would be expected to have a broader aperture to include tangential emerging technology and polices regarding UTM, UAM, autonomous systems, and other aviation enterprise technology. Additional preferences include candidates with airport planning, FAA regulations, and GIS/remote sensing experience. The Aviation Project Manager is forward-looking, collaborative, and will expand Woolpert's footprint as an industry leader within the UAS and emerging technology niches. Success will be measured by your ability to develop, lead, and manage profitable growth through meaningful client relationships. This position should be considered a nationwide position and could report to one of our 27 offices.


  • Collaborate closely with the Aviation Geospatial Practice Lead and dedicated aviation staff to deliver the practice goals.

  • Assist in business growth of UAS applications and consulting services by developing and supporting a pipeline of new and existing business/contract opportunities.

  • Drive partnerships with other consultants in the aviation industry to win and perform projects.

  • Develop and maintain industry expertise in UAS, UTM, and UAM technologies and regulations, including partnerships with strategic industry leaders.

  • Maintain a thought-leader/Subject Matter Expert profile in the industry by preparing related articles and/or speaking at regional conference presentations.

  • Work with staff to ensure successful project delivery, consistent quality, customer satisfaction, financial performance, and team/office satisfaction.

  • Manage, monitor, and forecast metrics including: Backlog, Profit and Loss, Sales, Net Revenue, Utilization, Continuing Education, and Non-Billable Travel and Expenses for yourself.

  • Lead and support where appropriate proposals, shortlist presentations, and white papers for prospective clients and participate in contract negotiations with clients.

  • Provide quality reviews of project documentation including work plans thru final deliverables.

  • Advise clients regarding innovative solutions UAS technology and content to help them make better decisions. Recommend relevant strategies, platforms and payloads, and solutions and work with customers to prepare implementation and migration strategies.

  • Advise, author, and guide airport planning and design activities on master plans, airport layout plans, and/or airspace integration initiatives for internal and external clients.

  • Understand our clients and know their business. Understand how UAS technology can help our clients be more successful in getting a return on the use of UAS technology.


  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in a related field or a minimum of 10+ years' of related work experience and Remote Pilots Certification (FAA Part 107).

  • Aviation Subject Matter Expertise in one or more areas: Airfield, Vertical, Airport Layout Plans, Master Plans, instrument approaches, pavements, facility planning studies or site development.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment.

  • Must be willing to travel to clients, conferences and other Woolpert offices.

  • Experience with remote sensing and geospatial data production/management desired but not required.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environme

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Aviation UAS Project Manager

Woolpert, Inc.