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Systems Engineers - Naval Combat System Programs

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
30 June 2021
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About Us

Do you want to drive innovation to deliver complex systems that impact people’s lives?

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s defence capability with ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies.  We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions.

For over 30 years, we have built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and we are now seeking our employees-of-tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head towards our next innovative chapter. Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The Opportunity

Whether you have a history in defence, or a tried and tested career in mining, resources, oil & gas, rail or automotive – Saab is seeking Systems Engineers who are ready to play a part in shaping Australia’s national shipbuilding enterprise.

If you’re ready to help make the world a safer place, then Saab is the perfect place to grow your career.

Domain knowledge across one or more of the following areas is of particular interest:

  • Systems design, integration and test
  • Platform/physical integration
  • Weapons engineering
  • Underwater warfare
  • Above water sensors
  • Systems safety engineering
  • Cyber security engineering
  • Model based systems engineering
  • Electromagnetic environmental effects engineering

With opportunities predominantly based in Adelaide, we encourage applications from those willing to relocate and will offer relocation support to successful candidates.

The Programs

Saab is the Royal Australia Navy’s partner for Combat Management Systems and associated Combat System Engineering services.  Opportunities exist now for you to grow your career in systems engineering across a range of Australia’s naval programs including:

  • Hunter Class Frigates
  • Anzac Class Frigates
  • Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock
  • Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers
  • Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
  • Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Vessels
  • Collins Class Submarines
  • Australia’s Future Submarines
  • International Naval programs

Culture and Benefits

We employ over 500 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 and have the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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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. Applications are encouraged from those residing in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth.

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

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.