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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Parts Classification Engineer

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 30 August 2023

Saab Seaeye is the world leader in electric underwater robotic. Our innovative, smart and sustainable technology has been trusted for complex missions for over 30 years in the toughest environments on the planets.

For over 30 years our pioneering innovations have advanced underwater robotic technology and we continue to expand its potential responsibly and sustainably to reduce environmental impact.

Our manufacturing facilities are in the UK and we are part of the Saab Seaeye. We serve a global market with representation in 23 countries around the world. Our customers operate in varied industries such as;

Oil & Gas, Renewables, Telecoms, Salvage, Hydro & Civil, Aquaculture, Marine Science, Seabed Minerals, Nuclear, Leisure & Tourism, Security & Emergency, Defence.

The Job:

To lead the technical classification function related to new and existing parts through technical analysis and understanding of; Export Control, Commodity Codes, Country of Origin and Hazardous Good Classification.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Lead the business’s policies to ensure classification of parts is understood and documented

  • Develop and manage classification process as part of an overall Quality Management Process

  • Conduct technical assessment for new and existing parts in order to;

    • Assign Export Control Classification Numbers

    • Determine Commodity Codes

    • Establish Country of Origin

    • Hazardous Good Classification

    • Assign internal product groups

  • Capture & collate above on respective business systems

  • Complete ownership/accountability for compliance master data sets

  • Provide information, support and training to the wider business

  • Work with procurement to facilitate the provision of required information from supply chain

  • Perform periodic audits on company procedures & policies.

  • Maintain awareness of classification/compliance requirements, regulation and changes

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information and Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business objectives or deadlines

  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by a member of the management team or authorized representative

  • To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness

Essential Skills:

  • HNC or Degree in a relevant engineering discipline

  • Proven experience working on multi-disciplinary systems (electrical, mechanical, software)

  • Ability to analyse parts to determine technical characteristics

  • Excellent communicator: both written and verbal 

  • Ability to work unsupervised to tight timescales 

  • Enthusiasm, drive and ambition


  • Previous classification and/or compliance experience

  • Experience in data capture and analysis 

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment

  • Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking”

  • Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns

  • Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements