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Chief Remote Pilot

Job No: WaterNSW2557
Location: Parramatta


Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Chief Remote Pilot (Full-Time) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 


Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  

  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  

  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  

  • Fertility leave  

  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  

  • Professional development and educational assistance  

  • Salary Range $103,928 - $114,324 base + super   

  • And so much more! 


What you’ll do: 

  • Develop and implement policies and proceduresmonitor compliance for the safe and efficient operation of RPAS in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations, and ​conduct risk analysis and accident investigations to support safety of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operations. 

  • Assist Surveyors as needed for the monitoring of Dam Safety Management System (DSMS) activities and provide field and technical support services to enable the timely delivery of dam and structural movement monitoring surveys and other miscellaneous surveys. 

  • Provide 3D solutions to Dam Data and Insights to support the delivery of relevant DSMS operational activities. 
  • Lead and perform the acquisition, analysis, and integration of 3D data, for use in dam safety and other business decision making processes, and conduct other Dam Data and Insights surveying and GIS related tasks for internal customers.  

  • Assist in the development of streamlining Dam Data and Insights data capture and business and system processes, data management and data systems, data outcomes and consumption.

What we are looking for:  

  • Qualifications: ​Chief Remote Pilot qualifications registered with CASA, ​Registered Remote Pilot License with CASA & TAFE level qualifications in Surveying and GIS or higher
  • Experience as a Chief Remote Pilot for a similar organization, with ​Proven experience as a remote pilot and coordinating Remote Pilot operations on behalf of an organisation and surveying, remote sensing, GIS or related field.

  • Knowledge of RPAS operations and compliance with CASA requirements  

  • Knowledge and the proficient use of 3D modelling software, generation and management of BIM data and use of ESRI GIS. 

  • Valid NSW Drivers License (manual not mandatory)


How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.


We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women. Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities  


More about our team / culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.


Who is WaterNSW? 

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW.   

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at 


For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on


Please note applications for this position will close on 30th May 2024.


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