Section manager Environment and Contaminated areas
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Environmental engineer/Environmental protection engineer
Work model On location
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Company description

AFRY offers services in technology, design, digitization and consulting. We are dedicated experts in industry, energy and infrastructure, who create value for future generations. AFRY has a global reach with deep roots in the Nordics. Together, we accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society.

Job description

AFRY is one of the leading players in civil engineering in the Nordics and thanks to our unique breadth, we are proud to deliver future solutions for industry and infrastructure together with our colleagues from other technology areas.

For the Environment and Contaminated Areas section in Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, we are now looking for a section manager. As a section manager with us, you get a role with great variety, the opportunity for many contacts and customer meetings as well as responsibility for achieving successful and sustainable business.

In the role, you will be the manager of approx. 16 competent environmental consultants, of which 8 are direct reports at the offices in Sundsvall and Örnsköldsvik. The remaining 8 report to a group manager based in Umeå. As section manager, you are responsible for the business, including target and strategy work, profitability, marketing, quality, budget, personnel and skills development. You report to the regional manager and participate in the region's management team. You are expected to work on assignments yourself approximately 40–50% of the time.

Within Business Area Environment & Sustainability, we have several different technology networks and forums where we develop each other and share knowledge and experience. We also have access to experienced personnel in HR, finance and law who are helpful in your role as manager.

Within the section, we have many competent environmental consultants in permit review for industrial operations and water operations. Furthermore, we have several experts who work with the natural environment and contaminated areas. Our customers are found in all industries, both industry and infrastructure and in both the private and public sectors. Together and with other consultants at AFRY, we develop comprehensive solutions, which gives us the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the project, something that creates added value for our customers. With us at AFRY, you also become part of an international network of environmental consultants who are all driven by creating the solutions of the future.

For us at AFRY, you as an individual are important. We therefore ensure that you develop both in your specialist area and in leadership.

Requirements specification

We are looking for you who have a college or university degree in a relevant subject area (environment, ecology, nature, bio-geo soil environment) or equivalent education, preferably with a good knowledge of Swedish environmental legislation. For this role, we believe that you also have previous experience from work as a consultant, entrepreneur or from the customer side within the industry.

We attach great importance to leadership and personnel work in this role and therefore keep some previous leadership experience as a requirement. We are looking for a leader who, through a non-prestigious, responsive and inclusive approach, can continue to develop the group.

You need to be well-versed in the technology area's issues and have a great interest in technology and civil engineering. Our watchwords are BRAVE, DEVOTED, TEAMPLAYER, which are implemented in our way of working and collaboration and which we know from experience promotes the whole company and our customers.

You need to have a business-like mindset, which is fundamental for the role as you are responsible for the group's operations and finances. Developing the business and the group is part of the role of section manager.

The real success factors for the role are your personal qualities. An important part of the position is being able to create good relationships, both with customers and colleagues. You have probably demonstrated good leadership in previous roles by engaging and motivating.

We also see that you have the leadership qualities to take the initiative and step forward when others take a step back. This combined with your curiosity for environmental issues creates a fantastic potential for solving problems and developing the work group.

More information

We offer a workplace and a team that can best be described as professional, businesslike and having fun together!

AFRY ranks as one of Sweden's most popular employers. We know that employees who feel good, both physically and mentally, are the most important success factor. Therefore, we focus on a safe working environment and a balance between work and leisure. We want you to have an everyday life that works - to have time to drop off, pick up, exercise, shop or just sleep a little longer in the morning.

Through Club AFRY, we promote our culture based on passion and team play. We offer fun leisure activities together with our wonderful colleagues! Our work with diversity is constantly ongoing. A mix of personalities and backgrounds makes us even stronger, more creative and successful in the market.

We are interviewing continuously, so submit your application today!

Location: Sundsvall, Härnösand, Örnsköldsvik, Umeå

Application deadline: 2024-06-01

Contact person:

Daniel Brännström, Regional Manager North

072-468 82 64

We refrain from direct contact with staffing and recruitment companies and sellers of additional job advertisements.

At AFRY, we drive change in everything we do. We believe that change happens when bold ideas come together, when we collaborate, create innovation and embrace creative solutions, that's how we create the future. We are constantly looking for qualified candidates to join our inclusive teams around the world. Become part of us and accelerate the green transition

Why you should work with us!

AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

We are 17,000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalisation, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.

At AFRY we have inclusive and diverse teams with deep sector knowledge. The world is complex, and we need to see the bigger picture when we make decisions. If we want to improve how we do things, examining one aspect of society will not be enough. Our times call for expertise, an inclusive and diverse team, and, last but not least, brave leadership. We believe diversity is a strength, and that an inclusive workplace is a more dynamic and creative workplace, where people feel better – and where great ideas come to life.

Welcome and join us.

Application due date 2024-06-05
About the employer
At AFRY, we have deep knowledge across industries and geographies and are at the forefront of technology, design and innovation. We are uniquely placed to solve challenges faced by our clients. Through our clients and partners, we can influence positive development for future society, and reduce climate impact. Welcome and join us.