Fire Technical Lead

Reference No: 13720

What's the role?

Join our Northern European Engineering team as an Engineering Technical Lead in our Firestop team at our UK Head Office in Manchester. Our key involvement in the fire industry is in passive 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 Engineering Technical Lead 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, our global expertise and your expertise.

You will be taking the lead role alongside our Firestop Expert in order to support our top customers with high level pasisve fireprotection strategy in order to drive the European Technical Approved specifications .

Additionally, you will support in raise the competency of our field engineers in the passive fireprotection sector and build a strong relationship with our key partners and institutions

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and have been on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK for the past 13 years – we are proud to have been voted #35 in 2019.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

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 with the aim to become one of the experts in the team

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

Maintain relationship with fire institutions and contribute to driving best practice in the industry

Continuous improvement in the technical deliverables of the team by working joinlty with our Northern European Firestop Expert and head of the department to identify key improvement areas and identify best way to support our field engineers

Hilti GB are proud to rank 35th in the Sunday Times Top 100 employers for 2019!

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' service (e.g. work from home options, compressed hours)
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Pro-active and Enthusiastic
  • Teamplayer
  • 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
  • Previous experience in fire engineering or passive fire protection
  • Advance level of understanding of fire, relevant codes/ standards and best practice
  • A great undertsanding and experience of the practical element of passive fire protection
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to implement and adapt to changes
  • Exposure to dealing with people, either by training, leading a project or previous management experience.

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to complete a short video or telephone interview.

If you need any support with your application please contact

Once you're in the formal process, there are three stages – a first interview with a Engineering Manager, a day-in-the-life 'field ride' to give you a real feel for the job and a final interview with a department Director. We'll also pay your expenses if you have to travel to meet us.

If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.

“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.”

- Andreas, Head of Corporate Research and Technology

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