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Combat System Engineer

Järfälla, Sweden
Closing date
13 August 2022
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Welcome to the naval side of life! We are looking for Combat System Engineers to join in our mission to create striking performance – the 9LV Combat System. To make this engine going we cover all development, from bottom to top, meaning platform solutions all the way to user applications. You want to have the wide perspective, mixed with technical depth and a hint of English?

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About us

Our section provides systems engineering on systems of systems level and acceptance services to deliver our naval projects in Combat Systems. Within the section you will collaborate with experienced engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth.

Your Role

As a Combat Systems Engineer (CSE), you will have an important role, with great responsibility, in one of our projects delivering total naval combat systems solutions to the end customer. We integrate a wide range of systems and sensors into solutions which together provide the required capability to our customers. Combat systems engineers are the ones responsible for integrating all the systems into a system of systems solution.

You will be having the responsibility to manage the technical scope of your assigned systems and/or domain. The role is multi-disciplinary and dynamic and your task will vary during the progress of the project. You will take the systems through the process of defining the required capabilities, translating these into clear and verifiable requirements, selecting suppliers, integrating the systems into the platform and verifying that the system requirements are fulfilled. As a CSE, your days will be varied and filled with opportunities to demonstrate your problem solving abilities.

In your role as a CSE, you will work closely with the Technical Project Manager who has the overall responsibility for the Combat System technical solution to the project. You are the point of contact for your domain and you will have extensive contacts with both our customers and our suppliers. Within your domain and area of responsibility, you will be responsible for interfacing and coordinating sub-suppliers, stakeholders, specialty engineers and shipyard to ensure the performance of the project.

The main tasks are:

  • Executing the assigned CSE tasks as a member of the project team:
    • Representative towards the customer within your domain.
    • Technical requirements analysis and requirements management.
    • Managing the verification of all the domain requirements.
    • Managing sub-suppliers
    • Management and definition of Interface Specifications
    • Ship/Platform integration
    • Coordination of cross-functional specialists (System Safety, Integrated Logistic Support, Electro Magnetic Engineering etc.)
  • Ensuring that the necessary documentation and quality requirements associated with the tasks are fulfilled.
  • Working with the technical representatives of the various sub-supplier organizations to ensure their best possible technical solution and support.

In addition, you will participate during tender phase by analyzing customer requirements, evaluate suppliers and negotiate contracts.

Your Profile

You are a confident communicator in English. You share information in a clear and easy way, verbally and in writing. You have a collaborative mind-set and you are a true team player. You will be working in a given project and must thus enjoy teamwork within a competent and motivated team.

You are self-driven and result-oriented with a “get the job done” attitude. Curiosity and the ability to learn new technical areas are necessary attributes for the role.

The ability to take responsibility for the execution and successful completion of assigned tasks within time and budget is essential.

We believe that you have a solid technical background with a wide technical knowledge base.

Required skills:

  • Formal degree in Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience in requirements analysis and requirements management.
  • Experience in working on a system of systems level
  • Experience in working with system/solution design
  • Experience with working in integrated project teams

Desired skills:

  • Experience in the naval domain and or defense industry
  • Experience in Naval Combat Systems
  • INCOSE based Systems Engineering experience
  • Experience in managing sub-suppliers
  • Experience with customer based acceptance processes
  • Experience in technical and solution trade-off analyses

The position will require travels within Sweden and internationally, depending on the program phase and requirements.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

We offer You

At Saab, you are involved and contribute to making Sweden and the world safer. We value mutual trust and a sustainable working life, with a balance between work and leisure. Therefore, we offer all our employees a wide range of training, competence development and wellness grants.

As an employee of Saab, you also receive a supplementary compensation of at least 10% while you take out parental benefit to reduce the loss of income during parental leave.

What you will be part of

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

Business area Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security.

Our Combat Systems business unit supplies world leading Command and Control systems, product and services to the armed forces. We operate globally with local sites in Sweden, Australia and Finland.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging setting, Saab may well have the conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

Hiring Manager:

Janne Vesanen
Head of Combat System Engineering
Saab Surveillance
Combat Systems

Direct: +46 8 580 85 124
Mobile: +46 73 437 51 24

Visiting address:

Nettovägen 6
SE-175 88 Järfälla