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Combat System Maintainer – Subject Matter Expert/Trainer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 29 May 2024

The role
As part of our Naval Combat Systems group, the Combat System Maintainer - Subject Matter Expert/Trainer will be responsible for achieving common Combat System solutions through the application of a coordinated Systems Engineering effort.
The CSEG’s core objectives are to deliver efficiently by: 

  • Seeking engineering synergies typically based upon common capabilities or equipment between platforms.
  • Developing organisational capabilities and capacity in key competencies.
  • Utilising common personnel for the conduct of systems engineering effort.

Within Combat Systems Engineering Group a number of functional teams exist to support the development of 9LV based Combat System solutions.  The composition of these teams includes Subject Matter Experts (SME) with operational experience that provides an experience-based input into the overall Combat System Engineering effort.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide naval engineering/maintenance input and advice in relation to routine and corrective maintenance procedures, of naval systems in particular Combat Management Systems (CMS).
  • Support engineering staff in the maintainability design of CMS functionality and the associated Human-Machine Interface.
  • Support engineering staff in the functional design and layout of a Naval Ships’ Command & Control spaces with a focus on Human Factors.
  • Undertake Maintenance Task Analysis to support the development of Maintenance Manuals.
  • Undertake Training Needs Analysis to support CSM training.
  • Defence standard and practice.
  • Deliver CS Maintainer training.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

  • Your skills and experience will include:
  • Considerable experience as a Combat System Maintainer/Supervisor/Manager in the RAN.
  • Proven writing skills with the ability to write in plain English.
  • Experience with writing and editing large and/or complex documents to an advanced level in Microsoft Word, or similar, to develop and maintain documentation.
  • Considerable technical experience with the 9LV CMS.
  • Proven ability in internal and external stakeholder management, including with the customer (CASG, WAMA, NESC and RAN).


As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV2 level or have the ability to gain one. 

About us
Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges. 

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits
We employ over 900 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. 

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.