Head of SMRA Design Management and Airworthiness

Head of SMRA Design Management and Airworthiness


We are looking for a communicative and collaborative leader with good knowledge and experience of aviation and aircraft systems. A manager that is people oriented with the ability to enthusiasm and motivate the team.

Your role

Within the department Special Mission and Regional Aircraft (SMRA) the area Design Management and Airworthiness has the responsibility for overall design work, configuration management, certification, continued airworthiness and design organisation approval, with competences in areas below:

* Chief Engineers
* Head of Airworthiness Office
* Airworthiness Engineers
* Head of Maintenance Program
* Fleet Monitoring
* Configuration Management

As Head of the area Design Management and Airworthiness you will be an important member of the department Management Team. Your area consists of about 40 employees and you have 2-3 managers reporting to you. The position is based in Linköping, Sweden.

Your challenge as a manager will be to understand how the different parts fit together to create the big picture where we develop, procure/build, modify, test, certify and deliver complete aircraft systems as well as support aircraft operators for the GlobalEye, the Saab 340 and 2000.

Some of the work is performed as support to aircraft operators around the world but most work is performed in large projects together with other units within Saab and, as a manager, you need to create and uphold good relations with these.

The main tasks are:

* Managing and supporting an area of about 40 employees including 3 sections
* Member of the Special Mission and Regional Aircraft management team
* Develop and uphold good cooperation with all parts of the department as well as other units within Saab
* Personnel responsibility for the area including coaching, feedback, goals and development of individuals and team
* Responsibility for recruitments, communication and information
* Responsibility for cost centre budget and result

Your profile

We are looking for a senior manager with documented experience as a manager with staff responsibilities and experience from the aviation industry. We put great emphasis on personal characteristics for this role and in securing a high performing, cooperative and communicative management team for the department.

You lead by example. You set high values in creating a culture which contributes to a sustainable work environment, with transparency, fun at work, respect and commitment. You are interested in sharing Your competence and contributing to development of both people and business within SMRA.

We expect you to be both courageous and curious, and you need to be able to have a holistic view and value all perspectives to see the best interests for the whole organization.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

The Aeronautics business area is an innovative supplier of world-class aircraft systems, advanced aerostructures, and a wide range of support solutions within civil and military aviation. The business area researches, develops, and produces military aviation systems. We are building for the future through research and studies into innovative flight systems and the further development of our products. Read more about us here

By joining Aeronautics, you will be a part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive organisation with an emphasis on professional growth and work-life balance. You will work in an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

You will be an important part of the Management Team for SMRA which is a part of the business unit Aviation Services within the business area Aeronautics.

SMRA consists of about 280 employees mainly placed in Tannefors, Linköping. But we also have people in USA and other countries where customers operates our aircrafts. We are an integrated part, responsible for the aircraft platform, of the programs for Special Mission Aircrafts, such as the GlobalEye system, and we have the direct contract responsibility for our civil Saab 340 and 2000 aircraft operators and owners.

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.
We welcome your application in English or Swedish!

Saab is a Company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.


  • Arbetsplats: Saab AB
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 10 februari 2023
  • Ansök senast: 10 mars 2023

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