Visual Observer (Edmonton)

Field Operations · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Field Operations
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level


Company Profile

"Reimagining the Way You Deliver". Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is a publicly traded, disruptive, pioneering, technology company focused on designing, developing and implementing commercially viable, drone-based logistics systems for government, commercial, industrial & retail customers globally. The Company’s patented, fully-integrated hardware/software platform is used as a managed service in a SaaS business model. Drone Delivery Canada is commercialized, operational and early-stage revenue-generating, with a robust sales funnel of global prospects.

Our people are at the heart of the innovation process and joining us means you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate! We are seeking entrepreneurial, smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping our team bring leading drone technology to businesses globally.




We currently have a contract opportunity for a Visual Observer (VO). The Visual Observer at DDC is a member of our ground crew and an integral part of our drone missions. Location: Edmonton


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for alerting the Safety Pilot or Pilot in Charge (PIC) to –
    • Ground objects that may present a hazard
    • Where varies terrain or other factors may make it difficult for the safety pilot or pilot in command (PIC) to maintain a direct line of sight
  • Scan the skies for potential objects
  • Scan the skies to identify potential hazards and notify the safety pilot or PIC of those hazards as they arise to take action to avoid those issues
  • Support the safety pilot or PIC in flying within the bounds of what is legally permissible
  • Use radio communications equipment to communicate hazards and location of the drone
  • Partake in flight procedures and flight route planning
  • Other duties as required


Skills and/or Competencies:

  • Knowledge about scenarios that can impact flying conditions, including weather conditions, ground hazards, and airborne hazards, an asset
  • Strong commitment to safety and experience in safety operations
  • Ability to make good decisions under pressure using sound, professional judgment
  • Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team involving
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Willingness to work outdoors and the ability to walk and stand extensively
  • Valid G license


Hours of Work, Work Environment and Potential Travel

  • Positions available: 2
  • 1-year fixed term contract
  • Must be available:
    • Monday to Friday
    • Shift will be 9 hours per day
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Valid Class G Driver License in good standing and regular access to a personal vehicle required
  • We require pre-employment drug screening for all candidates offered positions designated as safety sensitive in accordance with DDC’s Drug and Alcohol policy. This role is a safety sensitive position at DDC.
  • Outdoor work, exposure to cold, heat or other weather elements
  • High concentration levels required during flight operations
  • 20/20 vision

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: DDC requires certain roles to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy.

Diversity & Inclusion

DDC is committed to the creation of an exceptional work environment wherein we maintain values of mutual respect, integrity, dignity, and inclusivity; and encourage the open exchange of ideas and opinions. We are an equal opportunity employer that evaluates applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please inform the recruiter. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place at time of your interview and before you begin your employment.

DDC is located in Vaughan, Ontario. We acknowledge that the land on which we work is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation. We also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.


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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    Field Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience