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Combat Systems Engineer – Underwater Warfare

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
9 November 2020 Apply for this job!

About us

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s capability to defend and protect itself with the ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies. We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality and cyber security solutions. Over 30 years, we’ve built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and are now seeking our employees of tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head toward our next innovative chapter.

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

The role

As part of Saab’s role on the Hunter Class Frigate Program, the Combat Systems Engineer – Underwater Warfare (UWW), will play a key role in furthering the development of the Hunter Class Combat System., specifically as it relates to the platform’s UWW capability.

The successful candidate will:

  • Contribute to the engineering design of the Hunter Class Frigate’s Land Based Test Site (LBTS) to support UWW and its associated systems/equipment such as sonars, torpedo launchers and acoustic decoys

  • Contribute to the integration of UWW capability within the wider Combat System

  • Provide technical input into procurement, design reviews, installation, test, trials, acceptance and engineering change activities

  • Develop specifications and statements of work for procurement of OEM systems and related command and control

  • Support the UWW engineering delivery teams to mature the sensor, effector and command and control design

  • Support the LBTS team with physical installation information, integration planning and development and technical management of supplier LBTS scope

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary engineering qualifications in a related technical discipline

  • Knowledge about contemporary engineering process, standards, principles and best practices

  • Sound understanding and experience of engineering in large scale complex systems

  • Thorough understanding of the entire systems engineering lifecycle

  • Experience of UWW systems and equipment in a surface naval environment

  • Well-developed written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work with others in a team environment.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

Culture and benefits

We now employ over 500 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. We offer a fresh and vibrant workplace, with a focus on continuous learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing. By joining Saab, you’ll experience an open minded and supportive organisation, where your health, well-being and work-life balance are emphasised and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a long term career.

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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.