Bluesky is looking to recruit a talented, hardworking individual to join its expanding business on a full-time contract basis at our head office in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire and Birmingham Airport. The successful individual will help us with our continuing provision of world class geospatial data and services to our wide customer base. In return we can offer opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, be part of a dynamic team, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career. The role is to operator our suite of aerial survey sensors in our survey aircraft. Knowledge and experience of aerial survey operations is required. The role requires an individual with demonstrable experience.


Bluesky is the leading aerial survey company in the UK and has an enviable reputation in the UK GIS sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include Central Government, Local Authorities and commercial customers across a range of sectors across the globe. Following many successful years, we need to further expand our team to meet the growing demand for our products and services. So, would you like to join our team, and be part of our success?



The purpose of the role is to work alongside the existing aerial survey operations team and assist with the delivery and fulfillment of high quality aerial survey projects and ensuring that all opportunities are maximised, and the data is of the highest quality and to the required specification.



The responsibilities for the position of Airborne Sensor Operator include but are not limited to:

  • Operate airborne camera and sensing systems, including Vexcel Eagle, Optech Galaxy, Leica CityMapper.

  • Ensure the sensor systems are calibrated at an operation level at all times in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Liaise with sensor manufacturers about maintenance and other issues.

  • Liaise with ATC and other departments for permission

  • Flight Planning

  • Sensor Installation

  • Train other members of staff in flight planning, data processing and other tasks when appropriate.

  • Liaise with aircraft operators and ensure all permissions, visas etc. are in place before project commencement.

  • Monitor weather conditions to identify appropriate weather windows for data capture.

  • Provide technical leadership to direct and manage sensor and software development and improvement.

  • Field testing and calibration of instruments


  • Must be eligible to work in the UK and communicate fully in English

  • Proven experience of aerial survey

  • Experience and understanding of Aerial Survey and Remote Sensing

  • Experience flight planning and weather monitoring

  • Organisational and multi-tasking skills

  • Analytical, Numeracy and well-developed Interpersonal skills

  • Diplomacy and the ability to work to deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • A degree in a Geographical, Remote Sensing or GIS related discipline

Package & Benefits:

  • Salary + company bonus scheme

  • Life insurance and company pension

  • Sodexo discounts, benefits and childcare voucher scheme

  • Free daily HIIT, Yoga, Bootcamp and relaxation sessions


Please email a CV and covering letter to:   Applications must include a CV.


Applications with no CV attached will be disregarded immediately.


Applicants MUST already be eligible to work in the UK. 

Equal Opportunities:

Bluesky is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.