Scout Aerial Africa hiring

Scout Aerial Africa hiring

Ready to embrace technology?

Our company was founded in 2011 and is supported by a group of companies specializing in remote sensing and geospatial solutions.

Scout provides fast, on-demand aerial data for multiple industries across Africa. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and industrial applications. Leveraging drone technology as a decision support system for our clients, we help our customers gain control of their operations and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.

Founded in Australia, our companies operate globally where our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical industries, particularly Mining and infrastructure.


We are seeking a number of Remote Pilots (4) with experience planning and conducting either manned or unmanned aircraft operations. A professional approach to flight discipline and sound judgment are a must.

This is an opportunity for the right people to be part of expanding our operations with new partners and furthering development of new exploration programs and capabilities

What you will do:

This position will be integral to developing Scout Aerial Africa’s operational capability. Flight operations will be conducted utilizing a number of platforms, autopilots, and sensors.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with experience operating unmanned aircraft with small deployed teams and no direct supervision.

This position will be based in Harare with potential to work remotely. Expect an estimated company travel requirement of up to 75%.

The UAV Flight Operator will perform preflight, flight and post-flight duties on company owned aircraft. The Operator shall be cross trained on multiple positions and platforms to allow for minimal crewing for flight locations, as well as flexibility across customer bases. The candidate can expect to fly UAVs for commercial customers and perform tasks such as:

Flight Planning and management Maintenance and operation of a fleet of unmanned aircraft

Project management Creation of Mission Plans and estimates

Travel throughout Africa and at times Australia and Asia Pacific


Experience and interest in operating unmanned systems

Experience with General Aviation RulesExperience with multiple autopilots (Piccolo, Pixhawk, DJI, etc)

Experience with Project Management Principles Ability to communicate clearly even under high pressure situations

Ability to travel and be deployed on projects internationally

Survey or GIS qualifications

Desired:Experience with Pixhawk autopilot systems

Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing/Multi-rotor/VTOL flight experience

Experience planning and conducting training programs

Experience with International Unmanned Systems Regulations RePL License (ICAO)

When submitting your application for this position, please provide a current Resume and cover letter addressed to