Head of unit for the urban planning department - projects, land and development
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Head of unit, public administration
Work model On location
Are you the one?
In Kiruna, you can experience everything from a magnificent mountain world to an exciting cultural life, from the midnight sun to the northern lights, from snow-filled winters to light-filled summers. Kiruna municipality is Sweden's northernmost city to which we are now moving. Kiruna is thus in an exciting situation and there is great faith in the future. Our employees are our most important resource and we are looking for you who want to be involved and contribute to Kiruna municipality's operations maintaining a high quality with the residents in focus. We are each other's work environment and we strive for a climate that is characterized by our value base RASK where respect, responsibility and cooperation in Kiruna municipality are the watchwords. As head of unit, you are directly subordinate to the head of department for the urban planning department. The city planning department is tasked with creating the conditions for an even more attractive and successful Kiruna. Together with the residents, we must plan and realize an attractive and sustainable municipality where residents, visitors and businesses can thrive and grow. The urban planning department organizationally belongs to the municipal management administration and consists of three units with a total of approximately 30 employees. The department is led by a head of department. Kiruna municipality is looking for a manager for the urban planning department's unit for project activities and land and exploitation. WORK DUTIES Kiruna is large enough for all specialist knowledge to be in place at the same time that we are close to each other, both within and outside the municipality's organisation. We are in the middle of the revolutionary urban transformation and as head of unit in the urban planning department you will be given one of the key roles. You are responsible for leading the unit and, together with the staff, developing it. You have an important role in the relationship with residents, businesses, landowners, developers, companies, associations, authorities, other activities in the organization and politicians. You represent the municipality of Kiruna as a landowner and you are the client of construction and civil engineering projects. Internally, you collaborate with all municipal administrations and companies. Important external contacts include the mining companies in the municipality. You are responsible for issues related to strategic community planning and you have a holistic perspective on the entire municipality's operations. You are inspired and driven by development in collaboration with other actors in a municipality where the pace is high. You have budget, personnel and work environment responsibility. You are responsible for preparing matters for the municipal board within the unit's areas of responsibility and you report to the head of department for the urban planning department. QUALIFICATIONS You have a relevant university or college education, preferably with a focus on civil engineering, physical planning or other education or experience that the employer deems appropriate. Experience from strategic community planning is important. We would also like for you to have a few years of experience in the tasks described above. We are looking for someone who has experience working as a manager/leader and has the ability to independently plan, lead and develop the business. Experience from work in public administration/politically controlled organization is meritorious. We attach great importance to leadership qualities and that you are the right person for the team you will be part of. Characteristics that we value are responsiveness, humility, initiative, clarity and the ability to create good trust and a climate of cooperation. Driving license B is desirable. OTHER To work with us, you must share Kiruna Municipality's shared value base where respect, responsibility and cooperation are the watchwords. We offer a pleasant working environment and stimulating tasks and that you as an employee get a good balance between work and leisure. We have many different benefits where you as an employee can train free of charge at various training facilities up to SEK 5,000/year, we have cabins in the mountains that you can rent, we offer the opportunity to exchange wages for days off. We strive for equal gender distribution and see diversity as a strength, we welcome employees with different backgrounds and work to ensure that our workplaces are accessible to everyone. Kiruna Municipality sees full-time as a right, part-time as an opportunity. It is advantageous if you have knowledge of Finnish, Sami and/or Meänkieli, as the municipality of Kiruna is an administrative area for these languages. The municipality of Kiruna has made media for this recruitment and therefore prohibits us from contacting advertising sellers or other sellers of recruitment services.
Why you should work with us!

Explore one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, at the edge of Sweden's Arctic Circle. In Kiruna, global industry leaders in mining, space, and green technology are pushing the boundaries of what is possible for a fossil free future. Explore diverse career opportunities in Kiruna, where innovation just happens to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in world. Help save the planet durning the day, while escaping into Sweden's breathtaking arctic wonderland on your time off! 

Application due date 2024-05-27
About the employer
Explore one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, at the edge of Sweden's Arctic Circle. In Kiruna, global industry leaders in mining, space, and green technology are pushing the boundaries of what is possible for a fossil free future. Explore diverse career opportunities in Kiruna, where innovation just happens to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in world. Help save the planet durning the day, while escaping into Sweden's breathtaking arctic wonderland on your time off!
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