Specification Engineer

Manchester
Reference No: WD-0000506

What's the role?

In this role you will partner with the top specifier offices, pro-actively developing specifications and securing Hilti technical solutions on major construction projects, working directly with their consultant engineers and designers.

You will aim to maximise Hilti’s specification potential by providing a high standard of engineering service to consultants and by working closely with in-house design teams of key contractors.

You will preferably be based in the Manchester area but will cover a geography of the North West and surrounding areas.

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 are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

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?

In this role you will be tasked with proactively building relationships with consultant engineers and designers within Top specifier offices, providing technical support and delivering engineering services.

You'll be responsible for the national account development strategy and its implementation as well as driving Hilti specifications for key product categories: post-installed anchors & rebar, SafeSET system, direct fastening, installation systems and firestop
You will provide expertise and technical advice in the design stage of major construction projects as well as technical help and training to other team members

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people.

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
*Hilti branded vehicle with fuel card

Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

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:

  • Degree in Civil / Structural or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience of working at a senior and strategic level
  • Experience of working with lead design firms
  • Good level of knowledge of the construction industry, the design processes and relevant technical disciplines associated with construction industry and Hilti applications / products
  • Strong project management skills
  • Commercial awareness and previous experience in business and account development
  • Full and clean UK driving license
  • The desire and ability to travel - this role will cover Manchester and the North West of England.

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 gbcareers@hilti.com.

Once you're in the formal process, there are three stages – a first interview with an Engineering Manager, a day-in-the-life 'field ride' to give you a real feel for the job and a final interview with a Sales 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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