I work at Saab: Marielle Lennartsson, System Engineer

Marielle Lennartsson

What attracted you to Saab? 

I did my thesis at Saab because I was attracted by the company’s technical innovation and because security and defence is an area that interests me.

I’m now working with human factors, which looks at human-machine interactions in product development. I get to do a lot of different things every day. That’s a good thing about the job – no two days are ever the same.


How do you manage work and private life?

That’s one of the things that I find really attractive about Saab as an employer. I have the ability to combine work with my spare time, and I am also combining my work with further studies. We have specific tasks that we have to do but there’s a lot of individual responsibility that allows you to plan or schedule your day in the way that suits you. If I want to go and exercise in the morning I can do that and then work a little bit longer later in the afternoon. There’s a lot of flexibility.


What’s it like working in an industry traditionally perceived as male? 

I was a bit worried about how that would play out when I first started working here, but there's a really good cooperation between colleagues and everyone listens to one another regardless of age and sex. I think that everyone pays a lot of respect to me. It doesn't matter where you come from, who you are, whether you're a man or woman; really all that matters are your competencies. I feel like my colleagues listen to me and they respect that I have the competence that's needed, and I've never felt there have been any issues regarding my age or sex.