Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Rock Mechanic

To the Mine Technology Department in Boliden


Do you have a degree in mining or geotechnical engineering with a focus in rock mechanics and a strong understanding of operational work in mines? Do you want to take the next step in your career, join a successful and future-oriented business, and take part in its continued development? Then you have come to the right place! Continue reading to learn more about the development opportunities, exciting challenges, and collaboration this job will offer.



Work duties

Experience various tasks and opportunities at a top global company

As a rock mechanic within Boliden, you will have a central role in our business with no two days being the same, guaranteed. You main task will be to support the mines with your expertise within rock mechanics. You will also be involved in;


• developing and improving our rock mechanical work methods

• initiating and leading R&D projects

• mentoring to new rock mechanic engineers

• serving as a contact to universities, research institutions, and other companies.


Our mines are facing new challenges with increasing mining depths and requirements for efficient production, so your work will make a difference. In short, as a rock mechanic within Boliden, we provide you with varied technical challenges and offer an enthusiastic social environment.


At Boliden, you will join a well-structured and welcoming international team with an open climate where new thoughts and ideas are always encouraged. We believe teamwork is the key to success and we work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome.


Boliden is a change-motivated company on a technical front with world-class mines and we are looking for you to help us become even better! That is why we find it important to listen to all ideas and hope you will actively join us in the journey to the future.



Take the next step in your career with Boliden as a leader or specialist

For the senior rock mechanic, we can provide you with outstanding opportunities to grow and develop your career. For the engineer, we can offer a specialized program if you want to expand your knowledge in rock mechanics or a management program if you are more interested in leadership. Many of our Senior Managers have previously started their journey with us as a rock mechanic, so if you have the will and ambition, we have the processes in place to support your preferred career path. We also have opportunities for international experience as we have mines in many locations throughout Europe.


There is a Swedish version of this job ad. Copy and paste the following link in the web browser search bar to get to it, https://boliden.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=3234. Or search for it on our career site, the head line is "Senior bergmekaniker - ta nästa steg i kärriären hos Boliden".



Education and qualifications

We want you – an experienced and analytical team player

As an applicant for this position, we wish for you to have previous operational mining experience. You should have a civil engineering degree with a focus on rock mechanics or a PhD/Lic within the same field. More specifically we ask for you to have proven experience in, dimensioning of excavations and rock support, methods for rock mechanical monitoring and mining method selection.


A bonus if you have experience within projects and projects management, design of facilities/structures, feasibility studies, or R&D. As you have worked for many years within the field, we assume you have a many reliable contacts and a good reputation.


Furthermore, you have a B-class driver’s license and are able to communicate in Swedish both orally and written form. Alternatively, you are able to communicate in English and are willing to learn Swedish. International applicants are more than welcome as our team has members from all around the world. As you will be going into the mines frequently, it is necessary that you do not have any issue with working underground.


We are looking for you with an analytical point of view and a work ethic focused on accuracy and methodology. As you will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders, you will have strong communication skills along with a positive attitude. We want you to be a team player who sees the benefit of working towards a common goal and wants to build off and learn from the competence of others.


Does this sound like the job for you? Are you the analytical and experienced rock mechanic we are looking for? Wait no longer – apply today!




For more information, please contact Daniel Sandström, Rock Mechanics Manager, at +46 910 77 42 26 or Sunniva Haugen, Mining Technology Department Manager at +46 910 70 56 94


Trade union information

Holger Rilinger (SACO), tel. +46 910-70 57 59, Andreas Mårtensson (Unionen), tel. +46 910-77 42 39, Peter Markström (Ledarna), tel. +46 910-77 40 09.




We strive to achieve diversity among our employees and therefore welcome all applicants. Your application will be processed in accordance with the GDPR. Any questions regarding your application should be directed to Jonas lindgren, Human Resources, tel. +46 910-70 58 45.


Contact from recruitment and staffing companies, and media sales persons is declined without exception since Boliden manages the entire recruitment process itself.


Last day for application is 31st of july 2020. Selections and interviews may take place on an ongoing basis and hiring may be made earlier than the last application date if we have found the right candidate.

Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global.  The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has a total of approximately 5,700 employees and a turnover of SEK 50 billion. Its shares is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, segment Large Cap.



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Sista ansökningsdag : 31 juli . Arbetsort : Boliden . Publicerat : 18 maj

Kategorier : Teknik & Ingenjör

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