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LKAB   Luleå, Sweden

Project manager – Head of process for our demonstration plant

Industry & Services
Scandinavia, Svalbard, Iceland
4 months ago

This is an exciting challenge where you will be responsible for the process development for our hydrogen based direct reduction demonstration plant. You will work in the forefront of, and contribute to, enabling our green transition journey.

The most important job for the future

We want to lead the transition of our industry towards a sustainable future. Just as we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who joins us on this journey, personally and professionally. Do you want to help shape the future of the world’s mining and minerals industry?

We are now taking a step further in planning our first demonstration plant for making fossil-free sponge iron with hydrogen and as the current Project manager for the process team will move on to a more technical role in the project, we are looking for a Project manager to take on this exciting challenge.

Your role:

As a Project manager for the process development, you will lead the process team for the demonstration plant. You are responsible for planning the team’s work to achieve the project’s objectives and deliverables and monitor and report the team’s work upwards in the project organization.

  • Lead the team for process development in setting priorities and delivery targets necessary to achieve the company’s goals for the project
  • Own and deliver against scope, schedule, and budget within overall project requirements
  • Manage both internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage relationships with suppliers/contractors and other external partners

The position requires not only a solid technical background and understanding of processes but also leadership skills and the ability to guide people of different backgrounds towards common goals.

  • Industry experience with hands-on project management experience within e.g., process industry, industrial construction projects.
  • Process knowledge (knowledge of process plants, PFD, P&ID, process simulations etc.)
  • Knowledge of process safety (security, risks, standards)
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Commercial and contract skills with experience managing contractors
  • Engineering degree (B.Sc/M.Sc) or similar
  • Fluency in English is required, Swedish is preferred
  • Experience working with direct reduction and hydrogen is a plus
What you get:
  • Health care and study support, as well as access to an art club, leisure club, mountain huts and family activities.
  • Part of the group’s reward program
  • Enhanced parental allowance of up to 90% of regular salary for up to six months (after one year of employment).
  • Help and support in case of illness or in matters of work environment, health, wellness and rehabilitation
  • Reimbursement for dental care and terminal glasses
  • Possibility to apply for scholarships for studies for both you and your children
  • Opportunity to join our pension and insurance program with preferential rates.

As selection and interviews take place continuously, you are welcome to submit your application as soon as possible but no later than 12th April.

For more information about the position contact Jonas Engström,

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Luleå

Position: Full time, permanent

Trade union contacts:


Unionen Södra: Katarina Paganus 097076298

SACO-klubben Södra: Annika Taavoniku 0970-79532

Ledarna Södra: Annica Kaati 0970-76765

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.

Do you work at LKAB today but are interested in a new role?

Then we would like you to submit your application via our internal career page. Log in to your Workday account and go to “Jobs Hub”, where you can search for all available jobs and send your application.

Prior to recruitment, LKAB has considered recruitment channels and marketing. We kindly but firmly decline all contact from media marketers, recruitment sites and the like.