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Saab Global
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Manager system safety and ILS

Huskvarna, Sweden
Closing date: 5 August 2024

Want to influence the bigger picture? At Saab, you can realise amazing innovations that keep people and societies safe. Together, we can truly make an impact – and your part matters.

Your role

As Manager for System Safety and ILS within Engineering, your main tasks will be to manage competence development and resources within Systems Safety, reliability, maintainability for our development projects.

Process management, methods and tools for System Safety and ILS including adaptations for projects as well as to drive improvements, e.g. way-of-working and cost effectiveness will be within your responsibility. You will have close collaboration with the Manager for Systems Engineering among others.

It is expected that you get involved in the business and help our projects to succeed. This will be done by e.g. matching the right profile and competence to the project needs, be part of quotes, meeting the customer, supporting the project in process tailoring, coach and support the project members within your domain and improving ways of working. You will have a close collaboration with other Engineering Managers, Product Managers and Project Managers among others.

The group consists of 10 employees with different areas of expertise within the ILS and System Safety domain. The group members spend most of their time working in our projects and you as the line manager have an important part in giving the group a sense of belonging, spreading experience and coach the employees.

You will report to the Head of Safety Critical Engineering and be a member of the Safety Critical Engineering Management Team.

Your profile

We are looking for a person with excellent leadership skills and with the ability to empower employees. As a manager you will demonstrate communicative leadership skills in order to create commitment and energy within the organization. Your ability to establish a performance driven culture within your unit will be of outmost importance.

To succeed in this role, you have:

  • Appropriate professional or postgraduate qualification in a relevant technical discipline.

  • Strong business understanding and customer focus.

  • Understanding and ability to work in an international environment and matrix organization.

  • Skills to combine strategic thinking with operational actions.

  • Proven ability and interest in leading, developing and challenging the organization, management teams and employees.

  • Strong drive, perseverance and ability to generate energy.

We envision a management team where each member contributes with their individual experiences and skills to create an effective and dynamic environment.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

Behind our innovations stand the people who make them possible. Brave pioneers and curious minds. Everyday heroes and inventive troubleshooters. Those who share deep knowledge and those who explore sky-high. And everyone in between. 

Joining us means making an impact together, contributing in our own unique ways. From crafting complex code and building impressive defence and security solutions to simply sharing a coffee with a colleague, every action counts. We encourage you to take on challenges, to create smart inventions and grow in our friendly and tech-savvy workspace. We have a solid mission to keep people and society safe.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 22,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer and more sustainable world.

Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations. Read more about us here

Business area Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security.

Electronic Warfare and Aircraft Systems (EWAS) is a business unit within the business area Surveillance. The part located in Huskvarna focuses on safety critical aircraft systems for both civilian and military aircraft.