Director Of Operations – Aerial Mapping Services – Southwestern US

Location: USA
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Senior Level (10+ years)

Our client is a leading aerial mapping company specializing in high-precision geospatial data collection and analysis. With a commitment to innovation, technology, and accuracy, we provide cutting-edge solutions for various industries, including Transportation, Railway, Aviation, Government, Defense/Intelligence, Energy, and more. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Director of Operations to lead and optimize our operations in the southwestern United States.

Job Overview:

As the Director of Operations, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and improving our operational processes. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency, safety, and quality of our aerial mapping operations. This position will require a combination of leadership, strategic thinking, and hands-on operational management.

Key Responsibilities:

Operational Leadership:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the operations team to ensure alignment with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement operational strategies to drive efficiency and optimize resources.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of operations.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure that all aerial mapping operations comply with safety regulations and industry standards.
  • Develop and maintain safety protocols and guidelines for the team.
  • Regularly assess and improve safety procedures and training programs.

Resource Management:

  • Manage the allocation of resources, including personnel, equipment, and technology, to meet project requirements.
  • Monitor and control operational costs to ensure projects are completed within budget.

Quality Assurance:

  • Oversee the quality control process to ensure the accuracy and reliability of collected geospatial data.
  • Implement quality assurance procedures and standards, and continuously improve data collection and processing methods.

Project Management:

  • Collaborate with project managers to ensure the successful execution of aerial mapping projects.
  • Monitor project timelines and budgets to meet client expectations.

Team Development:

  • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing operations team.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to team members, fostering a culture of excellence and growth.

Stakeholder Communication:

  • Serve as a key point of contact for clients, partners, and regulatory agencies, ensuring clear and effective communication.
  • Address client concerns and inquiries in a professional and responsive manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Geospatial Science, Engineering, Business).
  • Proven experience in operations management, preferably in the geospatial, aerial mapping, or related industry.
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of managing and developing teams.
  • Knowledge of safety and compliance regulations in the aerial mapping sector.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management and resource allocation.
  • Willingness to travel as needed for project oversight and client meetings.