Chief Engineer Surface Ships

Vacancies 03 July 2019

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Charlotta Lundblad +46 (10) 2174274
Catarina Harde Åkesson +46 (40) 348192
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Do you have an in-depth interest in naval surface ships and would like to be a key player when Saab develops surface ships? We are looking to hire a Chief Engineer Surface Ships to our Business Area Kockums.

Why apply? Take it from your future colleague;
“As Chief Engineer at Saab Kockums, my experience from different parts of our developing organisation as well as my experience from active submarine service, is really useful. I really appreciate to be in the centre of where everything happens and that I have been given a big responsibility to see to that we develop the best submarines in the world.”
P-O Hedin, Chief Engineer Submarines Saab Business Area Kockums.

Your role

As Chief Engineer Surface Ships, you shall ensure that our surface ships are safe, reliable and that all requirements are fulfilled. You will have to take difficult design decisions and each day will be unique and challenging. You shall actively ensure that the technical requirements are fulfilled, that the technical design solutions are in line with best practice and that authorized design processes are followed. You will be part of the Project Management Team for each surface ship project and work closely with the Main Project Manager and the Technical Project Manager. You are also chairman of the Chief Engineering Board and a member of the steering group – a cross-functional team of 13 persons with high energy. 

The office location for this job is Karlskrona however the job requires frequent travels within Sweden as well as some international ones. You report to Head of Product Engineering Saab BA Kockums. You can expect a manager with high energy, a listening ear as well as being given mandate and responsibility to deliver results.

Main tasks:

  • Review and approve product specifications and verification programs
  • Actively ensure that the design work follows the stated design process
  • Assess technical maturity at design reviews
  • Actively ensure that the technical requirements are fulfilled
  • Actively ensure that design and systems solutions are in line with best practice

Your profile

We believe that you have a deep knowledge about naval surface ships and how our customers are intended to use them. You have a thorough understanding of requirements and their mutual relationships. You can in a confident way present ideas and technical solutions internally and externally. We are looking for you with ability to take initiatives and drive. To be successful in this role, you need to enjoy working with a vast number of stake holders in a cross functional environment. You need to appreciate collaboration, have high integrity and being able to hold your ground.

Required skills:

  • Minimum Master of Science in engineering or equivalent
  • Several years of working experience in shipbuilding industry
  • Some years of leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills in Swedish and English

Desired skills:

  • Experience from operating naval surface ships
  • Experience from analyzing requirements
  • Experience from several relevant technical areas of expertize
  • Working knowledge of business practices and legislations

What you will be a part of

This is a new role with us, which means you will be able to be part of creating something new and have a great impact on the path ahead. You will collaborate with experienced engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth. Saab BA Kockums are both locally rooted as well as growing on an international market. Our company is in constant change which means that you will keep developing and growing with us. We hope you will bring your A-game and your willingness to perform at your best!
Inside our leading naval factory

Your application may be in Swedish or English. This position require that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act.

Please note that due to summer vacation, questions about the role will be replied to after the 11th of August.
Catarina Harde Åkesson, recruiting manager +46 734 34 11 92
or Charlotta Lundblad, HR Specialist Recruitment +46 734 34 12 74.


If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

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