SKB seeks experts in geology
Your new job will make a difference. For at least 100,000 years.
After decades of research, development and safety work, SKB is ready to solve one of the most important environmental protection issues of our time. We have the knowledge, the method and the technology to build a safe final repository system for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. It will protect human beings and the environment for at least 100,000 years.
We are now looking for several curious, driven and committed geologists who want to work with world-unique rock construction projects at an unusually well characterised site, where geology is a central part and a natural link between site modelling, safety assessments, design and construction. Together, we have the chance to make a difference of vital importance for future generations.
Where you will work
You will work at SKB’s Department for Research and Development, which is responsible for technology and method development and assessment of the safety after closure of SKB’s existing and planned final repositories.
What you will do
We are now looking for several geologists for the Research and Safety after Closure Unit and the Site Modelling and Monitoring Unit, with expertise in the following areas:
- Structural geology
- Geological investigations
- Geological 3-D modelling
We are looking for someone who is eager to be a part of a strong team of geologists who together complement each other to solve the following tasks.
The work tasks in the relevant areas of expertise include:
- Geological investigations prior to and in conjunction with the construction of rock facilities, which include method development, data collection, analysis and modelling.
- 3-D modelling of the site’s geology, which also includes simulation of fracture networks.
- Assessment of seismic activity in Forsmark both historically, during operation and during the long-term evolution of the site, which also includes earthquake simulations and analysis of the significance of earthquakes for existing and planned facilities and for assessments of the safety after closure of the final repositories.
On a more general level, you will:
- Manage and further develop discipline-specific knowledge concerning our sites.
- Support SKB’s activities with technical and scientific expertise in investigations and orders.
- Participate in the assessment and reporting of the safety after closure of SKB’s existing and planned final repositories, with a focus on your own discipline.
- Support the work of construction and operation of existing and planned rock facilities.
- Plan, order, follow up and coordinate research and development funded by SKB in your area of expertise at universities, educational institutions and companies.
- Monitor research and development in the field, both nationally and internationally, and participate in international collaboration in your area of expertise.
The work requires coordination and integration with other experts in for example rock mechanics, geophysics and hydrogeology. In this creative environment, you will have unique opportunities to develop and deepen your expertise.
We are looking for someone with a higher university degree in the relevant discipline. In order to succeed with the projects and challenges we are facing, it is important that you are driven, results oriented and have the ability to see the overall perspective in complex and extensive tasks. Your communicative and cooperative skills are very important since you are expected to both maintain existing contacts and develop new ones, internally and externally. As an individual, you are structured and capable of taking own initiatives.
It is an advantage if you have extended knowledge in, for example, rock mechanics, geophysics, geotechnics or hydrogeology and if you are familiar with one or more of the modelling tools that are used in the site modelling and in safety assessments (including MicroStation, Leapfrog, Fracman, 3DEC). Experience of large rock construction projects is also an advantage.
Why choose us
We give you the opportunity to develop in an exiting organisation with many experts in the field, both national and international, who are happy to share their knowledge and experience. It is important that your life works and we want our employees to have a good balance between work and free time. SKB therefore offers a wellness subsidy, reduction in working hours and a parental benefit supplement.
We collaborate with Human Resources Services at Vattenfall in our recruitment processes.
Recruiting manager: Malin Mikic, 070-325 01 99, and Mikael Gontier, 076-815 58 78.
Recruiter: Zanko Dasko, 070-253 28 96.
Trade union representatives: Marika Westman (Saco-SKB), 070-638 34 36, Carina Gottfridsson (Unionen), 0491-76 32 30 and Bo Johansson (Ledarna), 073-807 23 23.
Work location: Östhammar or Solna.
We at SKB are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more open and attractive company and we strive to be good role models when it comes to diversity. SKB works actively to make sure that all employees have the same opportunities and rights regardless of age, ethnicity or cultural background, gender, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or disabilities.
SKB is a part of the critical infrastructure in Sweden, which means that many of our positions are security classed. If this position is security classed, security vetting will be carried out before employment, in accordance with the Protective Security Act.
Please, submit your application, personal letter and CV no later than 12 August 2019. The selection process is ongoing, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
We look forward to receiving your application!