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Sektionschef Outfitting & Platform Integration

Karlskrona, Sweden
Closing date: 29 August 2024

Manager Outfitting & Platform Integration

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

You will lead and grow a team of mechanical engineers whose main responsibilities are related to mechanical design i.e. Outfitting & Platform Integration, within our surface ship projects. The section's everyday life is filled with dialogue among various stakeholders within the organization such as R&D or Production. The team is located in Karlskrona, close to where our products are realized and built.

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 big portion of personal responsibility and create a helping organization both within and outside your own section. 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 Vessel Systems 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

  • Develop team members to their full potential

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

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 is 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, team 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 3D-CAD, design for manufacturing, design of details / components in pipelines, sheet metal, welding, machining

  • Knowledge and experience from naval 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

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