UAV & Digital Lead

Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

We are seeking a UAV & Digital Lead to become a part of our Sydney team.

Orion is a development services consultancy that has rapidly become known for providing superior value to our Clients. We are honest, accessible, and valued for our commercial mindset and use our deep understanding of development to drive innovative solutions to complex projects. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are an equal opportunity employer. Our culture is inclusive, fun, and dynamic and we love to challenge the status quo. We invest in our people and provide them with opportunities to become the best they can be. And now we are expanding.

Your Role

  • As UAV & Digital Lead you will be responsible for developing and integrating innovative and market leading UAV and digital technology into Orion’s day to day operations. You will also be responsible for defining and implementing a strategy to achieve positive commercial returns for the business unit, and to establish Orion as a leader in the capture, validation, interpretation, and utilisation of [digital] data as a high value asset.


  • As Unit Lead, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of both strategic and project specific activities, resources, and budgets.
  • To ensure that Orion, and all its UAV pilots obtain, and maintain appropriate CASA accreditation (ReOC, RePL, AROC, or other as required).
  • To enhance and actively promote Orion’s capability in data visualisation from point cloud viewing and photogrammetry, through to augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality.
  • To work with our AI and R&D teams to create a digital database of physical assets, and to realise its value with respect to real time decision making, innovation, industry leadership and commercial application.
  • Learn, adopt, and leverage data science best practice to deliver quantitative improvements to the analytics and process modelling functions.
  • Investigate, initiate, and administer a Digital Twin platform to store and consume data generated through field surveys, drone surveys, and design.
  • To work collaboratively with the broader Orion Group to assess the current BAU practices to identify and implement opportunities for smart solutions, improved efficiency, and positive return on investment.
  • To engage with Orion’s client base to identify opportunities for the use of digital technology to drive positive time, quality, cost, and safety outcomes across their projects.
  • To actively identify and investigate opportunities to disrupt the current business-as-usual (BAU).
  • Ensure status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks, and issues, is communicated to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor and control project outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies, and deliverables.
  • Business development and liaison with Orion’s clients and demonstrative leadership in relation to future opportunities.
  • Preparation of fee proposals for new projects that may span multiple disciplines both within and external to Orion Consulting.
  • Drive the implementation of good practice, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to support the ongoing success of the business.
  • Adoption, promotion adherence to the Orion Consulting’s Integrated Management System (IMS).

Skills and Expertise

  • Computer / Data Science or equivalent qualifications desirable or exposure to projects and nanodegrees in the data & innovation fields.
  • CASA RePL Licence (Desirable; training will be provided if not currently held).
  • 5+ Years Industry Experience
  • Analytical approach and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Focus on practicality of solutions over complexity for the sake of complexity.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current industry practices and trends.
  • Curiosity to expand the horizons of digital applications within the consulting industry.
  • Ability to identify and realise the commercial application of digital technology and data capture.

Performance Goals

  • Facilitate the technical capability and the growth of the UAV & Digital Business Unit.
  • Contribute to the delivery on the innovation pillar of the Orion 2026 Vision.
  • Planning, delivery and close out of projects in line with budget, programme, and quality objectives.
  • Maintenance of strong, enduring, and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the professional development of peers within the Orion Consulting business.
  • Engagement in the ongoing review and improvements to the Orion Consulting business processes to identify opportunities for efficiencies or value-add to either Orion Consulting or its Clients.
  • Demonstrable commitment to the positive culture within the Orion Consulting business and the promotion of Orion Consulting as a consultant and employer of choice.


  • We offer a boutique working environment with a young and diverse team of project managers, construction managers, designers, planners, and engineers who are dedicated to providing superior service to our valued clients.
  • We have a structure that offers opportunities for career progression alongside the growth of the business.
  • We offer unstructured mentoring, guidance, ongoing support, and supervision.
  • We focus on spending more time getting the job done by minimising processes and administration tasks.
  • We organise regular social activities.
  • We offer a flexible/hybrid working situation
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience.

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