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Project Quality Officer - Maritime

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
8 July 2022
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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

The Project Quality Officer is responsible for assuring the quality of Maritime Projects. The role will entail working with project and product teams to improve practice related to software and hardware development and focus on eliminating quality related risks for Maritime Customers. 

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Communicate with the Customer’s Quality Assurance (QA) representatives on QA issues

  • Conduct and manage internal audit activities on Maritime Projects and Product Teams

  • Accompany customer and third party audits

  • Manage quality requirements as defined in Project Plans;

  • Participate in internal and external reviews

  • Ensure creation, approval and implementation of Project Quality Plans

  • Initiate Corrective/Preventative Actions ensuring effective actions taken and closure

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience with Software Development Projects

  • Experience in conducting internal audits and supplier audits.

  • Strong understanding of technical drawing details and related standards

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Commercial acumen with the ability to recognise and optimise issues and identify key risk areas

  • Strong negotiation skills with an ability to influence people

  • High level of self-motivation and ability to organise and manage workload and coordinate with the requirements of internal customers

  • Working knowledge of the Australian Defence Industry contracting processes (desirable)

  • Tertiary qualifications, or equivalent experience in an Engineering/Production related discipline

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 600 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.

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.