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Saab Global

Technical Administrator

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 2 June 2024


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia’s largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Role Overview:

This is a new role within the company. With a wide ranging remit to manage technical documents in support of test and compliance activities, and perform defined tasks in line with company SOP’s. This will require owning the job function and performing all tasks required, and to file off / store supporting documentation and reports within defined company storage repositories. As such it will suit someone with an understanding of engineering, imagination and drive.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain high quality technical documentation in line with company requirements
  • Manage document lifecycle – control/release/change management using document control system PLM
  • Review of internal & external test reports for suitability (quality and completeness etc)
  • Performing data retrieval tasks and evaluation of results in line with company SOP’s
  • Organising and co-ordination of release of hardware from Saab Seaeye to external testing  companies
  • Management of returned test articles into the business
  • Managing RFQ’s for Testing services + other equipment and components
  • Managing the purchase of required test services / equipment / components from vendor selection to PO request process
  • Processing department performance metrics, and creating and managing KPI’s

Essential Skills:

  • Technical level education - A level / ONC
  • Min 3 years in a technical focussed role
  • Proven experience in data capture and analysis
  • Previous experience working with multi-disciplinary systems (electrical, mechanical, software)
  • Excellent communicator: both written and verbal
  • Innovative and creative mind set with technical awareness
  • Ability to work unsupervised to tight timescales
  • Enthusiasm, drive and personality!
  • Data reviews so as to analyse and summarise data trends  
  • Competent and able to use Microsoft Office to a high level (Excel a must..)


  • HNC or Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience in the offshore and/or subsea industry
  • Knowledge of product certification, best-practice and industry standards
  • Knowledge of compliance standards and certification (CE/DNV)
  • Expert / advanced user of Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with data archiving / controlled repositories  management
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.
  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.
  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times.
  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.
  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by your Supervisor or Manager from time to time.
  • To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness.

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

  • Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment.
  • Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”
  • Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns.
  • Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements.