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Project Manager, R&D Projects


The Business Unit Automation aspart of Business Area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is driving an exciting revolutionary transformation of the Mining industry. This industry is going totally digital, which has a radical impact on our customers’ way of thinking, their processes and the way they run their business. Sandvik is the global market leader in this area, offering cutting edge digital products and solutions for its customers worldwide. Our offerings today include solutions for fully automated and robotic mining machines for underground and surface mining applications (AutoMine®). Sandvik also has the best in class software solutions (OptiMine®) for creating a full-process transparency and control for mining operations including location tracking in GPS denied environments, real time 3D-imaging, artificial intelligence and predictive data analytics technologies.

We are currently looking for a Project Manager for leading Automation R&D Projects, including new product development and product improvement projects. You will be leading the cross-functional project team and working in co-operation with the project stakeholders from various functions and divisions. This is a permanent role based in Tampere reporting to the NPD Project Office Manager.

Your mission

You have overall responsibility of project management in specific Automation R&D projects. Responsibilities include planning, leading, monitoring, executing, and controlling of the project within the specified scope and quality. You will also be given an opportunity to further develop the project management and -control processes and way of working. Your key responsibilities are:

  • Leading cross functional project team with participants from product development, product lines, supply, and aftermarket
  • Project planning and scheduling: Preparation of the project proposals; creating
    and updating the project plans. Preparation of work breakdown structure, resource planning and budget
  • Executing the projects according to Sandvik project model and methods, including scope control and change management, risk assessment and mitigation and regular project reporting
  • Managing the project cost and schedule by controlling cost and progress of the project activities across the project lifetime in engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing
  • Further development of project model and best practices

Your skills & qualifications

You have a university level technical education (M.Sc. or B.Sc. in relevant field) and have experience in project management positions, preferably by leading product development or engineering projects. Prior experience in advanced vehicles or industrial automation technology is a strong benefit. You have excellent leadership, change management, networking, presentation, and negotiation skills. You work proactively and systematically and are a strong problem solver even under pressure. Our organization is truly multicultural, so you are also fluent in English.

We offer you a challenging and interesting role in our R&D Project Office with excellent opportunities to further develop your expertise with our top quality, high-tech products and to acquire international experience in a global business environment. At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers.

Contact Information

For further information about these positions, please contact:

Sonja Pietilä, Manager, NPD Project Office, or tel. +358408335812. Calls on 20 – 22 Sep at 14 - 16, 23 Sep at 13 - 15 and 24 Sep at 14 - 16.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (8:00 am-4:00 pm).

Want to join our team?

Submit your application and CV with your salary request by Sunday 3 October 2021.

Read about Sandvik and apply at If you wish to add a
cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume. Job ID: R0032049.

Join the exciting world of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Our constantly evolving offering of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for mining and rock excavation covers rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. No matter the terrain, material or ground hardness – we aim to engineer solutions that make mining and rock excavation safer and more profitable. Bringing your experience and drive into the equation, you help us achieve our goals!

Project Manager, R&D Projects

Kokopäiväinen, Vakituinen

Julkaistu 15.09.2021

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
+900 milj. euroa

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