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Saab Global

 Maintenance Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 31 May 2023

 Maintenance Manager

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 Maritime group, the Maintenance Manager will be responsible for continual development and delivery of nation-wide contracted maintenance services of the Saab in service combat system elements of the Royal Australian Navy.  This position is responsible for the management of separate regional teams in SA/WA/NSW to achieve an optimum maintenance service and ensure a consistency of quality outcomes.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Reporting to the Sustainment Manager, provide leadership to each maintenance team to deliver contracted services for maintenance management.  This scope includes the Saab combat system elements, including ANZAC/LHD/AOR (and future OPV) Command and Control, Fire Control System and Primary Search Radar equipment for ship and  shore installations.
  • Responsible to enhance and mature our nation-wide maintenance solution across RAN fleet/class. 
  • Develop and maintain the principle Maintenance Management Plan.
  • Deliver efficiencies by using best practice maintenance solutions and provision of performance reporting on outcomes to the business. 
  • Manage and maintain resource loading to ensure Saab’s commitment to deliver against forecasted demands and surge events. Manage prioritisation of tasking with internal and external stakeholders to level work loading across teams.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight and part time (0.8 FTE minimum) will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Minimum 10 years Maintenance related industry experience for RAN assets.
  • Detailed understanding of maintenance support solutions that align to Plan Galileo/MSM requirements.
  • Expertise with team leadership and management of small teams.
  • Detailed understanding of ASDEFCON (Support) suite including Support Services Management Plan (SSMP), Engineering Management Plan (EMP), Maintenance Management Plan (MMP) and Integrated Support Plan (IMP).
  • Ability to undertake periodic travel interstate and/or overseas
  • Certificate III in Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Trade
  • Certificate III in Training and Assessment

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.