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Master Thesis: Recreation Area Design

Sandvik Mining and Rock solutions in Sandviken is making the shift and advancing the world through transition to net zero carbon emissions. We’re also focused on protecting and regenerating nature and biodiversity as well as conserving water.

We want to be a positive force in shaping the industries of the future – using our expertise to solve the great challenges of our time. Leading the way with innovation and engineering for the world we need. Sandvik is committed to set targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5° C.

Background and purpose

As we transition to net zero climate changes, we affect our work environment – especially from rain and increased temperatures. Trees and green areas are one way to reduce the impact of a warmer climate, and as a bonus effect, parks and forests also have a positive effect on our mental well-being. The purpose of this assignment is to present a design as a contribution to biodiversity as well as an area where the employees can meet and recharge their well-being.

Work description

Within the premises of Rock Tool Site in Sandviken there’s today an area with some birch trees and grass (approx. 120 m2). Your assignment is, after visiting the area, to present a solution for design and content based on following:

  • Safety: As the area is in connection to traffic, some form of barrier towards the road is needed.
  • Adoption to climate change: Based on science, make a design that is most efficient in protecting both the site, but also the people in the area from increased temperatures.
  • Biodiversity: Present a plan that meets the needs of the insects in this climate zone.
  • Wellbeing: Design to encourage walk-and-talk meetings as well as a mindfulness zone.
  • Recycling: We have a lot of materials and constructions that can be used in the design.

Location is Sandviken and remote work can be accepted at times.

Duration of project

The thesis project lasts 8-12 weeks, starting any time during spring semester 2024.

Student background

We’re looking for an open-minded person with a high interest in sustainability and sustainable solutions. Areas of your studies can be landscape architect, gardener or similar and language of preference is Swedish or English.

At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business and our customers. Now, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Our culture

At Sandvik, we’re tech driven, innovative and entrepreneurial. We believe that success is a team effort so we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people can be themselves and reach their full potential. So, we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our differences. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

How to apply

Send your application no later than January 31, 2023 (Job ID: R0060422).

Contact information

For more information about the thesis, please contact:
Maria Enquist, maria.enquist@sandvik.com, 070-3498945

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services at hrservices.nordic@sandvik.com.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2022, sales were approximately 57 billion SEK with about 16,200 employees.