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Saab Global
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Configuration Management - Team Lead

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 14 June 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 our Capability team in the Maritime group, The Team Lead CM will lead a small team that is responsible for::

  • Championing the CM practices and processes across Maritime, in particular CM planning, Baseline Definition, Baseline Establishment, and Change Management.
  • Supporting adoption of CM practices, in particular supporting Project Managers (PMs) and Engineering Managers in the definition, establishment and maintenance of their task/project baselines.
  • Support PMs with the establishment of their Task/Project Information set-up in IFS Applications.
  • Support Product Group through the application of CM practices, in particular support of the release of software intensive systems AUSCMS and AUSCMS variant release process

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate engineering data, documentation and technical media.
  • Facilitate the conduct of Engineering Review Boards (ERB) and manage the outcomes.
  • Facilitate the conduct of Configuration Control Boards (CCB) and manage the outcomes.
  • Participate in functional and physical configuration audits and associated reviews.
  • In consultation with engineering stakeholders, create and maintain product breakdown structures across projects and product lines.

Flexible work arrangements such as 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Minimum of 5 years defence industry experience in project based team or product engineering management environment,
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex software-intensive systems through the complete systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Proven ability in effective internal customer liaison.
  • Demonstrated experience in complex task management.
  • Industry recognised Configuration Management training or equivalent professional experience (Essential).

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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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.