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Section manager - Mechanical Systems

Malmö, Sweden
Closing date
26 September 2021
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Would you like to be part of an engaging and highly motivated team? Do you want to be part of developing the future Submarines and Surface Ships? Are you an engaged and driven leader, than join us in our team. 

Your role

You will lead and grow a team of   today 10 system engineers whose main responsibilities are related to mechanical ship systems for Submarine and Surface Ships. Mainly systems like Ventilation, Water systems and Fire Extinguishing. The section's everyday life is filled with dialogue with various stakeholders within the organization such as R&D or Production. The team is located in Malmö. 

In this role, you will work in different projects closely together with the team members and have good opportunities to drive the team in an independent way. You will work together with your peer managers setting up strategic plans and line out the next generation strategy for our naval projects. As a leader, you will drive and motivate a highly engaged and experienced team and you will encourage them to take a large portion of personal responsibility. You define individual and project related goals for all team members, and support them to succeed in their daily work.

You will report to Head of Mechanical Systems & Design and be a member of the management team where you take an active part in the strategic work, such as long-term planning, process development, team-to-team cooperation and technical roadmaps. 

The main tasks are:

  • Project responsibilities including resource planning, project progress follow-up for your team’s activities and accountability for the team’s deliveries in all projects.

  • Responsible for the technical quality of your team deliveries.

  • Responsible of the team’s quotation work, line budget and project budget.

  • Continuously improving work methods to improve quality.

  • Manage line activities including performance management, salaries, competence and process development.

  • Responsible of technical and competence roadmaps for your team and the team’s technical area.

Approximately 15 travelling days per year, mostly within Sweden, is part of the job.

Your profile

We are looking for you who have a genuine interest in people and are solution-oriented, understanding the importance of interacting and working cross-functionally to find the best answers to complex problems. You have experience from developing complex mechanical products preferably in a large scale project set up. You have an agile mindset and are familiar with implementing continuous integration and deployment.

A success factor will be the ability to quickly get an overview and understand business, build networks and gain trust within the company. We believe you have a strategic thinking  and are working in a structured and long-term way but can be flexible and take fast decisions when required. You have a great interest in leadership and driving business forward as well as a genuine technical interest. You are highly motivated and you have an ability to engage and enthuse your employees. You have the ability to understand and analyze technical problems and challenges within own technical area to advice coworkers, take decisions and setup technical roadmaps.

Required skills:

  • MSc or BSc within mechanical engineering, naval design or equivalent experience within the area.

  • Some years of experience in a leading position, leading engineers as line manager or project manager working with organizations in change and with large scale projects.

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

Desired skills:

  • Good knowledge in one or more areas System development, Experience of procurement interactions and complex projects.

  • Knowledge and experience from marine applications

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

This is a chance to be part of a skilled, hard-working and helpful team in an open minded environment! Our approach is that everyone should be successful in their work. As a member of Mechanical Systems & Designs management team, you work strategic together with your fellow managers. The team is a dynamic with a mix of experienced and new managers, which all have the ambition to help each other to reach individual and common goals. Mechanical Systems & Design is a part of Engineering and work from our offices in Malmö, Karlskrona, and Helsingborg.

At Saab we believe in work-life-balance. We hope you bring the experience to know the importance of good balance between work and free time and also when it´s important to put in an extra gear.

Business Area Kockums
Inside our leading naval factory

If you are interested in what benefits you can take part of as an employee at Saab in Sweden, you can read more about them here. Last application date is 30th of Sep; however kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. Your application may be in Swedish or English.

If you have any questions about the job, don´t hesitate to contact Peter Larsson, recruiting manager +46 734 34 22 86 or Emelie Staaf, HR Specialist Recruitment +46 73 4186520

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.