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Saab Global

Electrical Design Engineer

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 4 May 2024


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia’s largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Position Overview:

At Saab, we are constantly looking ahead and pushing boundaries on what´s considered technically possible. Saab is expanding in the UK and we are now seeking talented and highly motivated Electrical Design Engineer to support our radar and sensors growth activities at our Fareham office.

Much of our current work is centred on the G1X radar, which is the newest radar in Saab’s portfolio – a software defined radar with a regular capability update cycle post-delivery, as well as an established production line. As an Electrical Design Engineer you will regularly work with current products, developing enhancements, supporting obsolescence and investigating new areas for product growth.

Key Responsibilities:

As an Electrical Design Engineer you will be responsible for various activities across the product lifecycle. Key responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop solutions to obsolescence challenges in the electrical sub-systems of current products
  • Design and develop cost-saving solutions for the electrical sub-systems of current products
  • Design and develop solutions to specific customer electrical installation needs
  • Design and develop electrical solutions for new products
  • Travel within UK and abroad (including to Gothenburg office)

Required Skills:

  • Results oriented team player with a background in electrical engineering (5 years minimum)
  • Experience of working within radar, communications or EW systems is considered highly desirable
  • Be familiar with designing to latest legislation for electrical installations and equipment, including for land and maritime domains, fixed deployments and vehicles/ships
  • Familiar working in a highly regulated Engineering environment e.g., Aerospace/Defence, Maritime, Automotive
  • Experience with configuration management tools and processes covering various stages of a product lifecycle
  • Enjoy working in a team but capable of working individually
  • Good technical communication skills, confident in writing and reviewing formal technical documentation
  • Very good command of written and verbal English, ability to communicate efficiently with international colleagues from various engineering and non-engineering functions. Self-motivated to seek answers when information is limited and comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Have a Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • During your employment you will handle tasks and materials that are classified as military secret and therefore you must have a UK or Swedish citizenship