Drone Pilot / Operations Manager – France

Description and objectives

We are currently preparing the deployment of our first long-distance drone delivery route in

France (Nord-Isère). As Operations Manager, your role will be two-fold:

Setup and daily operation of delivery routes:

  • Hire and manage drone operators and safety pilots,
  • Train staff according to training guidelines,
  • Organise daily delivery operations,
  • Ensure safety and quality is being measured, met and improved throughout daily operations,
  • Assess weather conditions and coordinate with airspace actors,
  • Follow and document checklists and standard (and contingency/emergency) operating procedures,
  • Inspect and maintain the UAS,
  • Charge and prepare batteries for the operations.

Preparation of necessary approvals (in coordination with our Head of Operations):

  • Prepare and review documents for operation approval (SORA methodology) from DSAC,
  • Follow up on approval process,
  • Prepare and follow coordination protocols with airspace actors,
  • Implement and revise operational procedures with a focus on safety,
  • Select takeoff and landing sites for drone delivery operations,
  • Set up required infrastructure for the delivery routes.

Requirement skills


  • Accredited drone pilot for Specific category of operations from one EASA country AND/OR manned aviation license,
  • Experience with the SORA process in France,
  • Operations management training or experience,
  • Experience in manned aviation.


  • Highly organised, independent, and detail-oriented,
  • Happy to take initiative and come up with their own ideas,
  • Flexible to ever-changing demands of the startup environment,
  • Proficient in French (oral and written),
  • Comfortable communicating in English,
  • Ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced environment

Start date: May 2022

Duration: 6 months (possibility to prolong)

Occupation: Full-time, 100%

Location: Bourgoin-Jallieu, France

Contract type: External Contractor

To apply for this job email your details to hr@rigi.tech