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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Naval Architect

Karlskrona, Sweden
Closing date: 29 August 2024

Naval Architect

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

We not only work to ensure that our ships have the right hull, performance, buoyancy etc. but also have the task of ensuring the comfort of our crew on board. Your working days will be varied and follow the growth of our business.  Your own aptitude and interest in relation to our projects will affect your future with us and you will have great possibilities to grow in your professional role. The role comprises work with new development project as well as modification projects of Surface Ships within the Naval Architecture area. You report to Head of Naval Architecture.

The main tasks are

  • Development of General Arrangement

  • Analysis within the hydrodynamic area

  • Analysis within the hydrostatic area

  • Calculations of speed and range performance

  • Coordination of concept development for surface ships

  • Preparing as well as holding presentations for customers and colleagues

Your profile

To be successful in this role, you need to have the ability to both create a holistic view and to go down to the level of detail. We are looking for you who are self driven and can manage your daily work in an independent way.

Required skills

  • Masters degree in Naval Architecture or equivalent

  • Recently graduated or with a few years of relevant experience in shipbuilding depending on if you aspire for a junior or senior role

  • Excellent communication skills in Swedish and English, verbal and written

Desired skills

  • Knowledge and experience in ship building especially concept development

  • Knowledge and experience in operation of Swedish naval ships

  • Experience from coordinating/keeping projects together and preferably project management on a smaller scale

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

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

Contact information: Joakim  Hill, Manager E-mail: