Scientist / Engineer - Mineral License & Safety Authority

The Inspection and Technical Department under the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority is looking for a new employee

Do you want to work in an internationally focused organization that deals with mineral exploration and exploitation? Do you want to ensure that the exploitation of raw materials in Greenland is made responsibly in terms of health and safety? Then a job as an engineer / science graduate at the Inspection and Technical Department something for you!

Start date is November 1, 2018 or by agreement.

About the position and us

The increasing development in the level of activity surrounding mineral exploration in Greenland means that the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority seeks for an engineer / science graduate to assist in the administrative work of exploitation projects, exploration projects and inspections related thereto.

The high interest from the mineral industry means that the scale of tasks increases and the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority plays a key role in this development, which you can be a part of.

The Inspection and Technical Department is responsible for the technical authority tasks associated with the companies that have applied for and have been granted to exploit a mineral deposit, whereas the work will mainly be of an administrative character. The department primarily works to ensure that the exploitation of minerals in Greenland is carried out properly in terms of health and safety. In addition, the department carries out approvals and inspections in connection with larger exploration activities.

The department works closely with the other agencies of the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority concerning authorities processing small-scale, exploration and exploitation permits for minerals.

The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority is located in Nuuk with approx. 15 employees divided into 3 departments: Inspection and Technical Department, Licence Department and Department of Analysis and Control. The Inspection and Technical Department is headed by a head of department and is rated for 4 employees. The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority is under the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Labour and the Interior.

Read more about the Ministry at and about the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority at We are located in Nuuk, where there are many opportunities to go hunting, fishing, sailing, hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities. The town has approx. 17,000 inhabitants and many cultural offers, including cinema, cultural center, golf course, swimming pool and more. - See more at and

Your profile

We are looking for a dedicated and skilled employee who, through the daily work of authority processing, will actively contribute to ensure a health and safe-friendly exploitation of the raw minerals. You are interested in the Greenlandic mineral resource sector and the exciting challenges it includes and wish to be part of the future development.

We expect you:

  • Have a degree in engineering or science graduate.
  • Interested in technology, health and safety in the mineral resource industry
  • Have experience in mineral materials.
  • Have a good understanding of the entire mining industry from feasibility study stages to closure phases.
  • Have relevant experience in the field of authorities processing and inspections within safety and working environment.
  • Have relevant technical experience from a similar position, preferably in arctic conditions.
  • Is outgoing and committed.
  • Can work organised, independent and solution-oriented
  • Can have a lot on your plate and be quick to resolve problems.
  • Interested in working in a politically managed administration.
  • Are good at creating the big picture and have good analytical skills.
  • Have good cooperation and writing skills.
  • Have good English skills in writing and verbally.

You must expect extra work in periods and travel activities in and outside of Greenland. In addition, you must be prepared to participate in relevant training/education and have the ability and desire to acquire new skills.

It will be emphasized if you, as a minimum, have a graduate degree. For applicants outside of Greenland, there will also be emphasis on the ability, willingness and desire to work and live under other cultural conditions than familiar surroundings.

Salary and terms of hire

Salary and employment, including the right to connection and severance travel and furniture removal costs, is determined in accordance with the current agreement between the Government of Greenland and relevant union.

Depending on your qualifications, skills and experience, there may be the opportunity for employment as a Special Advisor.

Working hours are 40 hours per week.


Unfurnished accommodation will be available according to the current rules. Rent and deposit must be paid according to the current rules for the assigned housing. Staff accommodation is linked to employment and must be vacated upon termination of employment.

Rent and housing standards may vary depending on the property age, ownership, etc. There may be a waiting period for assignment of permanent staff housing, in which case temporary furnished accommodation will be made available, in an apartment, shared housing or a hotel apartment for which rent is also payable.

Further information

The application must be received by the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority no later than September 14, 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for week 38-29.

Pleace send your application through fallowing link:
and look for the headline: 'Rastofstyrelsens Afdeling for Teknik og Tilsyn soger ny medarbejder'

published: 30 August 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.