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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

System Safety Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 24 February 2024

The role

As part of our Maritime group, the System Safety Engineer will independently perform, direct and supervise complex safety engineering tasks on the specification, design, development, verification or support of a system  

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Plan cost-effective and integrated system safety programs that meet programmatic objectives.
  • Advise, coach and guide project teams on the conduct of system safety programs.
  • Perform system safety program tasks according to approved system safety program plans.
  • Perform hazard analysis tasks covering both physical and functional hazards.
  • Perform design evaluation, engineering change and System Problem Report safety analyses.
  • Prepare and maintain system hazard logs.
  • Produce safety assessment reports / safety case reports.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight and part time (0.8 FTE minimum) will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or related discipline
  • Experienced in safety engineering of complex, software intensive systems.
  • Experienced in working with multi-discipline teams, customers and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of contemporary safety engineering processes, standards and best practice, for example MIL-STD-882 or IEC 61508.
  • Experience in preparing safety engineering artefacts to US DoD or ASDEFCON Data Item Descriptions [desirable]
  • Experience in applying safety engineering to maritime combat systems [desirable]

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

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.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 900 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.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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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. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

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.