SSAB - Area Project Manager Construction – Transformation Office
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Project manager, industry
Work model On location
Are you the one?

Transforming the future of fossil-free steel.

Do you have a passion for big capex investment projects and want to be part of shaping SSAB´s future? We are looking for an Area Project Manager – Construction. SSAB is at the forefront of sustainability – come join us in our transformation journey! Location Luleå.

About the position

In the Transformation Office, Group level, we are a team of around 30 employees and in the middle of an exciting phase of growth. The Transformation Office is overall responsible for planning and building SSAB’s new steel mills for fossil free steel production. Together we build up our capability for execution and are establishing functions for successful project deliveries. You will be part of the Project Management team and work close with suppliers, other team-colleagues, internal resources at divisions, consultants and other stakeholders. The position is permanent and will be located preferably in Luleå. Remote work is negotiable depending on the project phase.

You will bring in new competence and experience to the team. Included in the role is to provide realistic budgets and schedules for the Construction and installation works, as well as to identify and take necessary actions to execute the project on time, within budget and scope. You support procurement in contractual negotiations connected to Civil and Construction. You will report to Director of Project Management.

We have highly engaged people and a culture characterized by entrepreneurship where you are encouraged to dare to think outside the box. We expect you to bring self-leadership and to be creatively involved in developing the role and ways of working. You will have mandate and freedom under responsibility with great opportunity to influence your work within your area of expertise.

To summarize, you will cooperate with other project managers toward sharp and challenging deadlines but also work outside your comfort zone to solve complex problems and make decisions.

Main responsibilities

As an Area Project Manager in Construction you will be a key player in the overall Transformation Project together with the entire project organisation. Your mission is the Construction scope as part of the overall Civil and Construction, responsibilities include;

  • Planning and steering of Construction management of the defined plant area.
  • Construction planned and executed according to defined standards and specifications.
  • Support the civil team in planning and scheduling the Construction works.
  • Support our on-site Construction management team.

About you

To succeed in this role we think that you are an experienced project manager/Construction manager who have 5 years´ experience of working in large “on-site” Construction projects and an understanding of the full cycle of investment projects - brown or greenfield, including engineering and supply. You also need to have an independent, method driven and result oriented way of working which gives structure to your approach. You are team oriented with effective communication, also in English, and networking skills since this project has lots of different stakeholders. You have capacity and interest in coordinating internal and external engineering work.

We work in a company and environment where changes are a part of our daily work. The ability to embrace this whilst not only showing flexibility, but also seeing it as an opportunity to identify and realize new improvement areas, is key for this role.

Further on,

  • Knowledge in relevant standards (Swedish) is expected.
  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Construction engineering is a good educational background.
  • Experience from metal manufacturing industry is appreciated.
  • You have advanced developed project leadership skills as well as experience and knowledge of project management models. Official project management certification is a strong merit.
  • In this recruitment, we place great emphasis on your personal qualities and ability for further growth.

Our offer

This is a crucial position within SSAB where you will play an important role in SSABs biggest investment projects. In the Transformation Office you will meet a passionate brave team with great trust and a future mindset. This is an historical and strategic transformation which will change the industry and has a huge impact also for society and planet.

Recruitment process

Background check may be a part of the recruitment process.

We are going through applications continuously, please apply for this position as soon as possible.

Got questions about this position?

Please contact Thord Thorslund, Transformation Office, phone +46 070-344 48 25,

Contact Karoline Vikingdotter Törmä, People & Organization, phone +46 70-538 94 63,

We decline contacts from recruitment agencies and ad sellers regarding this advertisement.

Trade union information is provided by Akademikerföreningen, Unionen and Ledarna, which can be reached via our switchboard on phone +46 920 920 00.

Words from your future manager

"Do you have experience from big investments, working in large “on-site” construction projects and want to take on the role as Area Project Manager in Construction Area for this Transformation? Me and my team are on an exciting journey and you have the opportunity to be part of fossil free steelmaking - creating something new that really makes a difference! In this role you will work close to the Group Executive Committee and plan and steer construction of the defined plant area in our transformation. Come and join the team to build a modern workplace, facilities with new technology & processes!"

Why you should work with us!

Decarbonizing the steelmaking process is non-negotiable if the industry wants to successfully transition from being one of the highest CO2 emitters to a sustainable, fossil-free actor in the global value chain. Although SSAB is already one of the world’s most CO2-efficient steel companies, their new pioneering approach to steel production is leading the way to providing quality steel with zero CO2 emissions.

A growing global population, increasingly higher standards of living, and greater urbanization are trends that are driving the rise in global steel demand. However, the significant carbon footprint of the steel industry is a reality for Europe and the rest of the world, putting pressure on the industry to innovate and provide sustainable steel to meet current and future demand. The challenge is already here: while the steel recycling rate is an impressive 90% or so in many parts of the world, the steel scrap available meets just 25% of global demand.

About the employer
Becoming part of the SSAB family means joining a journey. A journey that we believe is essential for the sustainability of this planet. Steel has been one of the most important materials for developing our society and it will continue to be so. In the roofs over our heads, in the bridges connecting our cities and in the cars of tomorrow. At SSAB we are proud of our history and leadership in high-strength steel. But we are also aware that the production of steel is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. That has to change. That is why we have developed the world’s first fossil free steel production and has committed to becoming largely fossil-free by around 2030. As part of SSAB you will be instrumental in realizing this goal and push for the green transformation of the whole steel industry. At SSAB we strive for a diverse and inclusive environment. We use our values – driven, true and ahead – in making everyday decisions, keeping the customer at the heart of what we do. This makes us all team players, each with the drive to improve. When joining SSAB you will become part of an organization of passionate problem solvers working together on important challenges. We will support your growth by providing a safe and friendly workplace that contributes to work-life balance. If you set out to achieve it, at SSAB you will have the possibility of broadening your skills and becoming a true world-class master within your field. The world needs sustainable steel – together we can make it happen.