There is a place that not everyone knows of. A place that, with its combined brainpower, works wholeheartedly to make the world a better place. And because of its independence can be uncompromising in that purpose. Who knows that the way to solve a mission is to be creative and have fun. This place is called RISE and we have an offer that is difficult to resist. Exciting assignments that do good.

  • Do you want to help Swedish industry maintain and strengthen its competitiveness, both nationally and internationally?
  • Are you an enthusiastic and positive leader even in challenging situations?
  • Are you someone who takes responsibility and makes things happen?
  • Do you think that it goes without saying that there should be cooperation across technological and business areas for the creation of both new business and new innovations?

If this sounds exciting, we are now looking for a Director of the Infrastructure Management unit that belongs to the Department of Infrastructure and concrete technology. The Department works with infrastructure and concrete technology below and above ground, including water and sewage, dams, ports and bridges, as well as house-building and civil engineering. We work actively with decision support for policy development, circularity, fossil neutrality, climate adaptation, durability and material aspects.

The unit Infrastructure Management works with issues of system transition and management in the area of integrated infrastructure. We conduct research into, Management and governance of municipal processes, Use of polymer materials and plastic products, Inspections, damage investigations and permit assessments for various structures, Service life assessments of concrete structures and pipeline systems and Legal disputes.

About the position
As Director you will manage a unit of about 20 people. Together with the department’s management team and your coworkers, you will work through the overall objectives for RISE and create clear and concrete goals for your unit. You will be responsible for providing a clear picture of RISE’s vision and role in the innovation system. The goal is to generate tangible results, both quantitative and qualitative, and satisfied customers. You will work closely with our customers and you will help us to further develop our various offers.

You will be present and available without sacrificing your role as a representative of the employer. You will help to strengthen our capacity for innovation and research development together with colleagues within RISE and with our partners. We expect you to have a strong network in the business sector and the public sector, as well as with universities and colleges. As a Director, you will report to the Vice President and the location for the position is Gothenburg or Lund. Some travel may be involved.

Who are you?
To be successful in the role, we expect you to be a natural leader and role model, who motivates optimal performance from your coworkers. You are responsive and a good listener. What motivates you is delivering benefit to others and engaging your coworkers through inspiring and courageous leadership. You involve and coach your coworkers in their task of creating customer benefit and clear results. You are passionately interested in different domain areas and how they can work together to breed innovation, strengthen research and our testing and demo activities, and increase our commercial focus.

We expect you to have a professional approach and inspire confidence in both customers and coworkers. It is very important that you are a team player with a definite ability to cooperate. You have a university education relevant to the unit at least at civil engineering level and several years of work experience in the field. Your network in relevant industries and research is large, and you speak and write Swedish and English without any trouble. 

Furthermore, we believe you have experience in:

  • research in polymer materials or concrete building and water and sewage. 
  • inspection operations
  • control of reported primary results and responsibility for content of test records;
  • contract review and the establishment of routines for the implementation of new types of assignments in several technology areas.

It is of benefit if you have previous managerial experience and if you have led research and/or development projects.

Are we right for each other?
Within RISE we like variety, and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where together we can challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and skills for the future. We cannot promise you an easy job, but what we can promise is an exciting journey in which, together with dedicated and talented colleagues, we contribute to a sustainable future and to securing a head start in global competition. Do you want to join us?

If this sounds exciting, come help us make the world a little better. If you want to know more, please contact recruiting manager Charlotte Karlsson, Senior Vice President, 010-516 62 28. The closing date for applications is January 6, 2020. 

The recruitment process
We use Assessio’s occupational psychology tests MAP and Matrigma in our recruitment process. These tests measure qualities such as personality and problem solving capability, and they are used as a complement to your experiences and skills with a view to ensuring that our selection process is quality-assured and transparent. Links to these tests will be sent out to you in an automatic response email as soon as your application has been submitted. Note that you must complete these tests by January 8, 2020 in order to continue with the recruitment process.

The recruiting manager will make an initial selection and review your experience and qualifications to see whether we are a perfect match for one another. If you continue after this initial selection, we will get in touch to provide you with more information on the next step in the recruitment process.

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City Göteborg, Lund
County Västra Götalands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/229
  • Charlotte Karlsson, 010-5166228
Union representative
  • Linda Ikatti, Unionen, 010-516 51 61
  • Lazaros Tsantaridis, Sveriges Ingenjörer, 010-516 62 21
Last application date 23.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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