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Saab Global
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Systems Engineering Leads – multiple roles

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 31 July 2024

The role

Saab Australia Naval Combat Systems (NCS) is seeking interest from experienced Systems Engineering Leads to oversee a specific team of specialist engineers, who form part of the Combat Systems Engineering Team within a large NCS program.

Each lead will work within their assigned domain that contributes to architecture development and design coordination activities, including the conduct of technical investigations, performing risk assessments, and identifying opportunities for programmatic efficiencies across different phases of the engineering lifecycle.

They will interact with other domain leads and transverse engineering disciplines, including security assurance, safety, electromagnetic analysis and speciality engineering.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Develop engineering change packs
  • Manage change efforts across the systems engineering, ship integration and test, and transversal engineering teams
  • Execute systems engineering activities that support requirements analysis, architecture definition and development of system and subsystem design and integration
  • Support the execution of major program milestones such as design (SRR, SDR, PDR, IDR, and DDR), test readiness and system readiness reviews
  • Work with a range of other domain leads and engineering disciplines such as security assurance, systems safety, EM analysis and ILS
  • Regularly interface with a range of stakeholders including engineering managers and project managers.

About you

In addition to experience in a particular domain such as Communications, Electronic Warfare, Above Water, Sensors and Weapons, your skills and experience will include:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline, and/or equivalent experience
  • One or more of the following areas of defence maritime speciality: aviation; communications (SATCOM); and electronic warfare systems
  • Balancing complex engineering trade space – using formal analysis methods – to achieve viable solutions in the System-of-Systems integration context
  • Integration, test and evaluation of CS Products into naval platforms or equivalent complex military systems having challenging constraints
  • Development methodologies on complex modern systems using a documented process
  • Systems engineering lifecycle, methods, tools and techniques
  • Engineering management, risk mitigation and business improvement
  • Working in an engineering project multi-disciplinary environment (preferably within the defence industry)
  • Guiding, mentoring and training employees.

As a defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and be required to obtain and hold an Australian Defence Security 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 1000 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.