Project Manager

Vacancies 28 June 2019

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Theresa Hagelborg +46 (10) 2154123
Gunilla Stomberg +46 (8) 58086069
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Project Manager

To support one of our upcoming projects, Saab is forming an integrated project team with operation based in Turku, but also operations elsewhere in Finland, under the operations of Saab Finland OY. Do you want to join us?

Your role

Saab needs an experienced Project Manager with strong leadership skills and business oriented mindset. The project is on high system level, comprising advanced system engineering, design, developent, integration, tests, acceptance and milestones achievements. The project will operate during several years.

During the first phase of the project, the focus will be on founding relationships with customer stakeholders and system end-users. The result should be a local project team, to which further recruitments will be necessary. For the execution, the founding, forming, planning and site arrangements and infrastruture for the local project office will be essential, in cooperation with the teams in Sweden and in Helsinki.

The initial phase will be followed by the execution and performance, where tradtional project management responsibilities will be key: planning and follow up, reporting, risk management, exploration of commercial opportunities, and not least commitment to contract and budget.

The project manager will be important for the customer relations and project performances. The character of the role requires flexibility and availability, where also travelling will be mandatory for its success and performance.     

  • The project manager will be member of a team, with a contract commitment aiming a strategic project for Finland.
  • The project manager should be positive and flexible, but do not need to have any previous experience from projects addressing the military domain.
  • The project manager should definitiely have proven skills from management and leadership in complex project contexts. Such good proofs will be confirmed competence in applicable topics and areas, together with positive enthusiasm and energy as a person.
  • The project manager will be one of the key stakeholder for the projects's successful outcome.  

Would you like to know more about the Saab-life and the benefits of joining us? Read our People Philosophy.

Your profile

Fluent (both orally and in writing) in Finnish and in English is mandatory. Additional languages such a Swedish will be and advantage. We believe that you have a university degree in science or equivalent. You will work with customers in the Naval domain and a military background or background from defence industry is an advantage. This position have tasks including defense secrecy. It will be required of you to conduct and receive an approved security clearance by responsible authorities. 

What you will be a part of

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

Finland is and has always been a key nation for Saab. Saab has cooperated with the Finnish Defence Forces since the 1950s, delivering a wide range of systems from fighter aircrafts, radars and training simulators, to naval weapons and C4I systems. Hundreds of thousands of Finns have used Saab products at military service.

To support one of our upcoming projects, Saab is forming an integrated project team with operations based in Turku, but also operations elsewhere in Finland, under the operations of Saab Finland OY.

The project will be executed from Järfälla, Sweden, where the Main Project Manager, the project management team and the project office, is based.

The Project Manager in Finland will be responsible for the execution of the operations being performed in Finland. He/she will also be the manager for the local project office in Turku, and being a member of the project management team in Järfälla, Sweden.

The Project Manager reports to the Main Project Manager.

Please note that location for this role is in Turku.

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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