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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Combat Systems Engineers

Rockingham, Australia
Closing date: 30 March 2023

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.

The role

As part of Saab Australia’s Maritime Group, the Combat Systems Engineer will play a key role in furthering the development of Saab’s 9LV Combat System (CS) solutions across the full RAN surface fleet. This will include conducting Combat System Engineering activities leading to the delivery of an integrated Combat System (CS) as an end product.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Perform CS sub-system requirements analysis, including the evaluation of equipment/product compliance to these requirements.

  • Review and evaluate equipment/product technical documentation, including supporting the review of specific documentation relating to Safety, Technical Publications and Training.

  • Prepare the technical scope of work for the acquisition of CS equipment.

  • Provide technical support to the contracting, acquisition and acceptance of CS equipment.

  • Prepare and/or review System and Platform Interface specifications and data packs, including participation at Interface Control Working Groups.

  • Participate in Combat System design activities and reviews.

  • Review and/or support the preparation of CS test specifications, including those required for Preliminary Interface Testing and System Integration Testing.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary engineering qualifications in a related technical discipline

  • Experience in the engineering of system solutions across the systems engineering lifecycle.

  • Experience relating to functional integration of systems with a preference for those used within the Maritime environment.

  • Demonstrated ability in internal and external stakeholder management, including with the customer.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the system engineering process and SE outputs produced over the SE lifecycle.

  • Demonstrated awareness and ability to address whole of capability/system issues, such as safety and supportability

  • 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 an NV1 clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 700 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.

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This role is subject to an extended advertising period and shortlisted candidates will be contacted from 9 January 2023


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.

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.