Fire Support Engineer
What's the role?
Join our Northern European engineering team as a Fire Support Engineer at our UK Head Office in Manchester.
Our key involvement in the fire industry is in sassive fire protection in which we are one of the market leaders.
In the past few years there has been an increase in the demand in passive fire protection and we are therefore increasing our fire team.
As a fire engineer at Hilti you will be working alongside our fire engineers in the UK in order to develop professional fire engineering judgements to our customers using the current state of art, our extensive tesing data and our global expertise.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
Responsibilities will include:
- Develop high quality professional fire engineering judgements for our customers to support them on their projects when their application is outside of the approvals
-Progressively develop and maintain expertise in passive fire protection for applications out of the standards
-Use these expertise to provide solutions directly to customers and also to support Engineering team members in both support and field based roles with appropriate consideration of the current Liability Policy
- Develop a strong working relationship with the Firestop Engineers and relevant Business Unit
- Deliver Engineering Services as per our strategy by maintaining effective and efficient activity recording and following our internal execution process
What do we offer?
We really value our people and we’ve worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:
*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days’ holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Flexible working arrangements after 6 months (e.g. work from home options, compressed hours)
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
- Pro-active and Enthusiastic
- Degree or equivalent experience in Structural, Civil , Mechanical Engineering or Fire Engineering
- Good level of knowledge of the construction industry and the design & construction process with all relevant technical disciplines associated with applications/products
- Experience in fire engineering or passive fire protection is preferred
- Basic understanding of fire and relevant codes and standards
- Practical Firestop experience is a plus
Flexible working is one of many ways that Hilti seeks to ensure that it offers a work-life balance that works for employees and works for the business. We offer flexible working options to suit different stages in your life and aim to support you to find the right balance between work and home life.
Flexible working can take many forms, including but not limited to: job sharing, part-time working, annualised hours, compressed hours, flexi-time, term-time working, working from home, staggered hours, career breaks, time off in lieu, and flexible shift-working*. We also offer employees the option to buy up to five extra days' annual leave each year.
*Please note that not all options are available for every role and you must complete six months' service before you are eligible for any change in your working pattern.
“I love the fact that my job isn’t just technical. It involves planning and dealing with people too. The culture is brilliant. It’s challenging, yes, but it’s friendly and welcoming too. It’s all about teamwork, and your ideas are really taken on board.”