Senior Strategic Rock Mechanical Engineer

Kiruna, Luleå, Malmberget
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Senior Strategic Rock Mechanical Engineer

Do you want to be involved in driving the future direction of LKAB’s mining development area? As a strategic rock mechanical engineer within the mining development area, you will be responsible for organizing and leading efforts to solve geomechanical challenges.

The most important jobs of the future

We want to lead the transformation of our industry towards a sustainable future. And just as we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who joins us on the journey, personally and professionally.

Do you want to help shape the future of the world’s mining and minerals industry?

Your role

As strategic rock mechanical engineer you are responsible for planning and driving relevant development needed to assess future mining. You will also provide advice and input to related work conducted by other parts of the operation.

The development of future mining includes all aspects of the process, including stress and seismicity management, mining methods, mine planning, rock mechanics, infrastructure/layout, as well as systems, equipment, methods, and processes. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the future safety and profitability of the mine.

LKAB’s technology department is a strategic corporate-wide organization responsible for the overall management of technology development and system management within prioritized development areas. It is responsible for early studies and concept development to efficiently provide LKAB with a plan for achieving safe, highly efficient operations in the future.

You will:

What you bring

To succeed in this role, you need broad and deep expertise in rock mechanics and rock engineering, especially numerical modelling of stresses and seismicity. You have a graduate-level academic degree in a closely related technical field and solid experience within the area of responsibility. You can identify the need for and conducting your own analysis of geomechanical problems, as well as developing solution-oriented plans to address large-scale problems related to future deep mining.

Additionally, we see that you:

What you get

A stimulating and challenging job where you work on cutting-edge issues. You will be part of a professional team of specialists working together for the future of the mining and minerals industry. In addition, you will also:

Welcome with your application, including CV and cover letter, by 2024-05-31, at the latest.

The position may be located in Malmberget, Kiruna, or Luleå. If located in Luleå, travel to Kiruna and Malmberget will be required, and a significant portion of your time may be spent there as needed.

For more information about the position, please contact Head of department Tristan Jones:

Union Contacts:


Sakari Alanko, Unionen, 0980-725 08

Ingegerd Kyrö, Ledarna, 0980-710 50

Peter Johansson, Akademikerföreningen, 0980-718 79


Katarina Paganus, Unionen, 0970-762 98

Annika Taavoniku, SACO-klubben, 0970-795 32

Annica Kaati, Ledarna, 0970-767 65

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We lead the way towards carbon-free production and we do it together – in an open, warm and safe work environment with technology and development in focus. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas and initiative, always with equality and diversity in focus.

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