Engineer to predict the future of Kiruna – Ground deformation

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Are you an engineer with an interest of hard rock and mountains? Would you like to predict the future for the city of Kiruna? We are looking for engineers with knowledge in rock mechanics, soil mechanics or structural mechanics.

We are a group of engineers that collect measurement data, analysis, and document the mining induced ground deformations. This means that we develop measurement methods and analysis methods to predict the future ground deformations.

Mining in the Kiruna mine is moving towards greater depths, which brings increased challenges both underground as well as on the ground surface. It has not gone past anyone that the old city center of Kiruna is being moved so that mining can proceed.

Within the Rock Engineering section, a dedicated group monitors and analyzes the environmental impact of the country rock caused by the mining method sublevel caving. Reliable forecasts of ground deformation and the impact of seismic events on the community and LKAB’s industrial area are essential for planning decommissioning and redevelopment.

Curious to know more about LKAB?

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group that offers sustainable iron ore, minerals and special products. We are committed to developing carbon-free processes and products by 2045, leading the transformation of the iron and steel industry. Since 1890 we have developed through unique innovations and technological solutions and driven forward by more than 4,500 employees in twelve countries. In 2022, the LKAB group had sales of about SEK 47 billion.

We are looking for an engineer with…

…an interest in identifying and overcoming the challenges inherent to deep as well as large-scale underground mining. Qualities of interest for this position are a curiosity for technology, enjoyment of problem-solving, found of working in a group as well as individual, and good analytical ability.

All engineers with an open mind are both welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

Kiruna is the place to work

You will be based in the city of Kiruna, with a population of approximately 23 000, situated in Swedish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. The community of the same name is spread out over vast areas and offer great opportunities for fantastic outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ice climbing, fishing, hunting etc.

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If you find these opportunities interesting, please submit your application with CV and cover letter no later than 19th of April 2024.

Selection and interviews are ongoing so please send us your application as soon as possible. 

If you would like to know more about the positions, do not hesitate to contact:

Matthias Wimmer, Manager Rock Engineering Kiruna mine, Phone: +46 (0)980 62264, E-mail:

Location: Kiruna

Position: Full time, permanent

Trade union contacts:Kiruna/SvappavaaraSakari Alanko, Unionen, 0980-725 08

Ingegerd Kyrö, Ledarna, 0980-710 50

Peter Johansson, Akademikerföreningen, 0980-718 79


LKAB är en internationell gruv- och mineralkoncern med norra Sverige som bas och hela världen som arbetsplats. Vi leder vägen mot koldioxidfri produktion och vi gör det tillsammans – i en öppen, varm och säker arbetsmiljö med teknologi och utveckling i fokus. Vi välkomnar utmaningar, innovativa idéer och initiativförmåga, alltid med jämställdhet och mångfald i fokus.

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