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Saab Global
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Systems Engineers – Major Surface Combatants Programs

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 28 April 2024

The opportunity

Saab is seeking Systems Engineers to play a part in developing Australia’s shipbuilding enterprise in order to make the world a safer place. If you’re workplace experienced and ready to face complex challenges, then Saab could be the perfect place to grow your career working on the Hunter Class Frigate and Hobart Class Destroyer surface combatants programs

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

  • above water sensors
  • systems design and integration
  • platform/physical integration
  • weapons engineering
  • underwater warfare
  • naval communications
  • systems safety engineering
  • human factors engineering
  • cyber and physical security

We are also keen to explore those with synergistic skills from adjacent industries such as mining, resources, oil & gas, rail and automotive, to name a few.

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

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.