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Drone Engineer

Minneapolis, MN
NorthShore Resources has a need for a Drone Engineer for a project at one of our clients.
  1. Business need/project background:
Our client is seeking to engage a Drone Engineer to capture data using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), a/k/a drones for 1) documenting roadway construction site conditions and reconstruction progress, and 2) documenting building and roof conditions to supplement building inspection reports.
  1. Scope of services/description of work to be performed
  1. Picture and video capture documenting site conditions and road reconstruction progress along approximately 1-mile county road corridor with flights occurring every 4 weeks over the course of a 4-5-month long construction schedule, with a final spring flight.
  2. Capture photos, video, and thermal images of building envelopes and roofs for approximately 10 urban/suburban county owned facilities. Data will be used to complete annual inspection reports.
  1. Specific skills/experience required:
  • FAA 107 certificate
  • Drone with FAA Registration & Minnesota Registration
  • Minnesota Commercial Operations License
  • Professional experience with construction documentation and/or building/facility inspections using drones.
  1. Project deliverables:
  • Infrared and thermal images (buildings/facilities only)
  • High definition videos 
  • High resolution pictures
  • Mosaicked orthophotos (roadway corridor only)
  • 3D digital surface models (optional based on cost)
  • 3D building models (optional based on cost)
  • LiDAR Point clouds (optional based on cost)


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