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Project Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 October 2021
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At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries regarded as technically impossible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

The Role:

The candidate we are looking for has a general business understanding and is skilled in the interaction between all the project stakeholders. The right candidate is a communicator with ability to lead a project team involving communication with different types of personalities, at different levels of management, take personal responsibility, clearly define goals, expectations and provide feedback.


  • The project you will manage requires proactive risk management, problem solving, and to take responsibility for meeting budget and project milestones at right quality

  • Management of Project Scope, Time and Cost. Further you can demonstrate a structured approach to day to day project management skills such as planning, follow up, problem solving, risk management etc.


  • You have an analytical and deep understanding of goals and limitations and their implications, you are also a team player and knows what to delegate.

  • You can demonstrate your willingness to learn new things.

  • Being successful in this role you are a good decision maker with the ability to prioritize and handle stress.

  • Our values emphasizes trust and drive, you have the ability to embrace our culture and lead applying excellent intrapersonal skills.


  • A minimum requirement is documented knowledge in technology development processes, engineering processes, tools and methods.

  • Experience from project management of at least one significant Product development project is mandatory

  • Experience from project management of at least one significant external customer delivery project is mandatory

  • Project management certification (IPMA, PMI or equivalent) with minimum 10 years of experience, If you have experience in Saab IPC and Manage Project processes it is a merit

  • M.Sc. or equivalent is a merit

Selection criteria and Saab offering:

Leadership is a key factor in project execution and the personality of the candidate is the main criteria. You are a driven and people oriented leader and also truly agree that your project members are your most important asset. You work with clear goals and have the ability to motivate and inspire your team. You are a self-motivated, structured and a mature leader who find it easy to interact with stakeholders.

Saab is offering the right candidate a competitive package, personal development in a fast growing organization as part of Saab and a challenge that can open further career opportunities.

What you will be a part of

Saab’s strategy for growth includes building local business in selected markets, with focus on key customer countries. You will become part of growing Saab Company, which operates in Tawazun Industrial Park, northeast of the Abu Dhabi city center.

About Saab

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.