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Ship Weapons Systems Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
3 February 2021
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About us

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s capability to defend and protect itself with the ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies. We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality and cyber security solutions. Over 30 years, we’ve built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and are now seeking our employees of tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head toward our next innovative chapter.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of Saab’s role on the Hunter Class Frigate Program, the Ship Weapons Systems Engineer (SWSE) will play a key role in furthering the development of the Hunter Class Combat System, specifically as it relates to the platform’s combat system physical integration design.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the conduct of the overall Combat Systems System design activities to ensure compliance of the Combat Systems Physical Integration Design process with the Warship EMP, traceability to the requirement and overall consistency within the Warship

  • Ratify and assure the availability of the Combat Systems Physical installation data and constraints for the Platform IPT and undertake physical integration design of the Combat Systems and its compartments and support Topside Layout

  • Participate in Technical reviews of the Combat Systems Physical Integration Design products and deliverables

  • Monitoring the design process and advising of shortfalls against the Warship EMP and SWSE process plans

  • Support the transition of design data through to stage 3 (production) design data and support to ship build problem resolution

  • Develop and deliver ship integration capability within for the Hunter Class ship, Physical Interface Definition Documentation and Combat System Compartment/Topside layouts and sketches

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary engineering qualifications in a related technical discipline

  • Knowledge about contemporary engineering process, standards, principles and best practices

  • Sound understanding and experience of engineering in large scale complex systems

  • Thorough understanding of the entire systems engineering lifecycle

  • Experience of combat systems and equipment in a surface naval environment

  • Well-developed written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work with others in a team environment.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

Culture and benefits

We now employ over 500 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. We offer a fresh and vibrant workplace, with a focus on continuous learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing. By joining Saab, you’ll experience an open minded and supportive organisation, where your health, well-being and work-life balance are emphasised and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a long term career.

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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.