Saab Graduate Leadership Programme - Designer

Lediga 01 november 2018

The Saab Graduate Leadership Programme is a career boost for recent graduates and young professionals who have the potential and desire to become future leaders at Saab. The programme is an extended and in-depth introduction to the company and leadership but not a promise about future leadership positions. Seize that opportunity fully – and we will help you to grow within Saab. The programme reflects the diversity of roles at Saab. We are looking for individuals with the right skills to lead technological development and change.






Tobias Peterson, Recruiting Manager +46 73 4342898
Emelie Staaf, HR-specialist recruitment +46 73 4186520
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What you will be part of

For more than a year, you will participate in an international programme that is uniquely designed to boost your career as well as to provide you with the right toolbox to develop as a leader. From day one, you will be appointed to a position with permanent employment at one of Saab’s sites worldwide.

At Saab Kockums, a business area within Saab, we represent state of the art competence within the naval segment - on as well as below the surface. We design, produce and maintain naval ships and submarines based on advanced stealth technology. Other successful products include the Stirling air-independent propulsion machinery and mine-counter vessels.

At the business unit we have a section with high competence within the tecnichal field of Mechanical Design. The section is responsible for studies, proposal calculations and system design of mechanical systems such as propulsion and rigg and dech equipment for anchoring, berthing, towing etc. on our surface vessels and submarines. The section is also working with detail design and production drawings.

The section is now looking for a colleague who wants to develop her/his knowledge and skills together with us! We are a well performing team who support and learn from each other and who needs to strengthen our team due to new and exciting assignments.

Your role

During the programme, you will get the opportunity to create an overall understanding of the company that will prepare you for an exciting future together with us. Your development will be aligned with Saab’s business goals and the programme will enable you to contribute to our business and take part in actual projects.

You will alternate between developing your competence within the Graduate programme and deliviering within on-going projects at the section Mechanical Design. During work within the projects the tasks will consists of development and design. As a designer you can support the team with  technical solutions  as well as detail design and production drawings. As system responsible the designer is in charge of defining and describing the system, ensuring that we are compliant with the technical requirements and that the system can be verified.

The design work is conducted interdisciplinary in tight cooperation with related technical sections such as hydromechanics, stress analysis and production in order to ensure system functionality and installation within the submarine or surface vessel. We are also in contact with customers, suppliers and partners all over the world. As a team, we are developing designs that positions us as one of the worlds prime naval yards within the submarine and surface vessel segments!

Your skills and experience

As we are looking for future leaders, you need to have a genuine interest in people. You understand that collaboration and curiosity are essential success factors for a business to grow and for people to thrive at their workplace. You are flexible, humble and spread positive energy. You have an overall business understanding, possess a strategic thinking and deliver excellent results. Your motivation and commitment help you, and people around you, to perform on a daily basis. To apply for this program you have a maximum of 2 years work experience.

In order to be successful within your role at the section of Mechanical Design we think you have a broad skill in mechanical engineering which translates into a degree as master of science in Mechanical or Vessel Engineering, preferably with specialization within the field of Maritime Engineering, Naval Architecture or similar.

Some positions have tasks including defense secrecy. In such circumstances you are required to conduct a security screening in accordance with the Protective Security Act and be approved for security clearance by the authority.

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.

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