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Saab Global
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Systems Engineer – Design Modelling and Platform Integration

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date: 8 March 2024

The role

Working as a permanent member of Saab’s Naval Combat Systems division, the Systems Engineer will be embedded within the CSI-IPT and be required to apply their extensive systems engineering knowledge and leadership to support the design of the Hobart Class combat system.

They will report to the DDG Design Modelling and Platform Integration Lead and conduct compartment design engineering activities, which lead to the delivery of an integrated combat system end-product.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Review and evaluation of equipment/product technical and compartment documentation
  • Prepare and/or review Compartment / Platform Interface data packs, including participation in Compartment Design Working Groups.
  • Develop CREO models and Library Parts for CS Equipment
  • Provide Support to Specialty Engineering (HSI, Topside, Cyber) for 3D drawing views
  • Work with the Platform System Designer (PSD) to develop Functional / Physical Compartment Integration
  • Review FPS, CSSS, Subsystem specifications from a Platform Engineering perspective.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Systems Engineering role, preferably Defence projects.
  • Experience related to functional integration of systems with a preference for those used within the Maritime environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Experience liaising with internal/external stakeholders (i.e. CoA, USN, PSD, OEMs, Shipbuilder) in order to meet information and integration requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience working with a broad set of internal stakeholders and external partnering organisations to achieve common goals.

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.