Why Join UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

UBC UAS is a great place to get a taste of industry, develop a diverse range of technical skills, network with like-minded individuals, and work on meaningful projects. Every year we design and build new systems from the ground up for our national Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) competition and international Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student UAS competition. We also like to have fun- we treat our design team members like family and host regular socials.

Position Openings

Payload Roles

The payload subteam creates mission-specific payload systems for competition. The sub-team works on projects including autonomous delivery rovers, winch mechanisms, and anything capable of interfacing with the aircraft. These projects involve the integration of multiple engineering disciplines.  

Mechanical Designer

As a mechanical designer, you will be working toward designing, manufacturing, and testing the mechanical design of the payload system. You and your subteam will be playing a huge role in determining how the payload system will look like and how it will behave by analyzing different possible designs. You will also be involved in working with the aircraft subteam for the integration of the different subsystems. Some key skills you will learn include CAD, machine shop skills, and many more!!


    Electrical Designer

    As an electrical designer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing the control and the communication of the payload system. You will also be involved in working with the software and the aircraft team for the integration of the different subsystems of the UAS. In accomplishing these tasks you will learn various skills including but not limited to circuit design, PCB design, and embedded programming.


      When do applications open?

      You will be able to access the application through our website starting January 2nd.

      Where do I apply?

      This webpage (ubcuas.com/recruitment)! All the application details and links will be updated on January 2nd.

      What do I need to apply?

      The application process includes a general submission (with your resume, desired position, as well as some other information that will be released on January 2nd). Be ready to show your eagerness and passion!

      What are the different roles?

      This term we are only recruiting for the payload subteam. If you are looking to build skills in mechanical, electrical, robotics, or software engineering, we encourage you to apply! Specific role details will be released with the applications on January 2nd.

      What can I expect as a First/Second Year?

      Don’t have much experience? We have your back. As a new member you can expect to be grouped with people of different levels of experience. We want to create an environment where you can learn, improve your skills, and gain valuable experience, all while doing meaningful work.

      Will meetings be online or in-person?

      We will be meeting in accordance with UBC guidelines.

      More questions? Send us an email at [email protected].