Expatriation assignment to Brazil: Project Manager Aeronautical Engineering

Vacancies 08 May 2019

Closing date



Gaviao Peixoto


Åsa Glavich +46 (13) 184751
Daniela Svensson +46 (13) 185363
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We are looking for a Project Manager with Aeronautical Engineering competence that would like to work in Brazil for a period of time. Your mission will be to support and technically guide the Brazilian engineers, care for the personal contacts with our partner and be the contact person towards Saab.

Your role

The contract with the Brazilian customer includes the development of Gripen F aircraft and external weapon integration, both in cooperation with Saab. In the Gripen F project there are work packages connected to aeronautical engineering, which means that the expat has a general responsibility for the requirements within this area and the verification of these on the complete aircraft. The expat is also expected to perform more specific investigations and provide support within the different systems.

Your challenge will be to technically support the Brazilian partner within the work packages and also be a link to the team, MGA (material group responsible) and chief engineers in Sweden.

In order to be successful in this role in Brazil you should like to work with people, be open-minded to differences, be flexible, communicative and curious. You need to have an understanding of and see the big picture in your mission, meaning that your supportive role depends on both your good relations with your Brazilian colleagues as well as your technical competence.

Your profile

You have several years of relevant experience from Aeronautical Engineering and technical competence corresponding to the requirements of being Project Manager within Aeronautical Engineering. You have good knowledge of Saab’s development processes. You have a well developed network within Saab and you are communicative and solution oriented.

You have a holistic view and you can find, create and maintain the correct contacts for your work. Working with you means working with a warm, empathetic and tolerant person. You like to take initiative, solve problems as they arise and you have a general pragmatic view. With regard to your open-mindedness and curiosity you are intrigued by the great experience this job means.

What you will be part of

The unit Aeronautical Engineering is part of the Business Area Aeronautics. The unit consists of 90 employees divided in 5 sections; Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics and Flight Performance and Flight Control System. We work close together in the five sections in order to solve our tasks.

As a part of the Gripen contract with Brazil, Saab and the Brazilian customer have signed an agreement on technology transfer from Sweden to Brazil. The technology transfer is performed through education and “On-the-job-training” at Saab in Sweden and at our Partners’ sites in Brazil. In this role you will get an opportunity to take a key position in the implementation of this commitment. As an expatriate, located at one of our partners in Brazil, you will not only be responsible for the transfer of knowledge within a specific competence area but also become an ambassador for Saab in the customer country.

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. Also, observe that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English. We look forward to your application!

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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