Field Engineer - Durban/Johannesburg
What's the role?
We’re looking for Field Engineer with a background in Civil/Structural/Mining Engineering to join our Engineering team. But this is no ordinary engineering job, as ours is a uniquely high-performing and supportive working culture.
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?
As a field Engineer you would be responsible for securing future business through specifications and approvals by regular planned calls to various players within the designated segment, in order to attain profitable growth. You would also be responsible for coordinating all necessary efforts to ensure conversion of specification and approvals to sales, as well as support the Account Managers to build competence on the engineering products. Far from traditional cold calling, it’s about nurturing relationships with customers, and helping them find the most innovative and cost-efficient solutions for their needs.
Your responsibilities include:
Maximize the sales potential of Hilti products and services through specification with selected customer groups and projects.
Maximize the sales and application opportunities in a defined list of key regional projects/Shafts through project management of all activities, and coordination of all engineering resources.
Provide engineering support and coverage to a defined group of designers, both consulting engineers and focused customers, to gain specifications, through providing a value engineering service.
Provide technical support and training to Hilti sales force and customers, to ensure the delivery of a high-quality engineering support service at all times.
Produce all records and reports to the required standard and in a timely manner.
Develop strong relationships with the technical decision makers to assure a high degree of success in achieving favorable Hilti Product Specifications and within the assigned segment.Attainment of specifications and approvals through regular planned calls on jobsite consultants and contractors within the assigned segments through submittals, design proposals, and seminars.
Field rides with sales team to solve contractors’ issues using Hilti engineering products and assist them to close sales opportunities for engineered products as well as proactively generate new business opportunities.
What do we offer?
We’ll give you the necessary resources you need to excel in your role, including one-on-one coaching, and a complete support network to help you day to day. We’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets.
Hilti will put their trust in you, giving you ample opportunity and freedom to grow and develop. What we want in return is someone who will not only go the extra mile, but also be the right culture fit, someone who will embrace change, and someone with the talent to move the business forward in their field of work. Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary as part of our employee value proposition.
Why should you apply?
We have a diverse team of people with a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and experiences. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter where you’re from.
What you need is:
- Bachelor’s degree in civil, mining and structural engineering
- Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in the construction industry gained either in a design office
- Good knowledge of the construction and/or mining industry, and the design and construction process with all relevant technical disciplines associated with Hilti applications/products
- Be able to identify and show an understanding of the customer’s needs
- Analyses results and trends to develop strategies that will improve importance
- Implement the strategy of the Technical Service Manager
- Achieve the specifications targets set by the Technical Services Manager
We look forward to receiving your application.
Should you not receive a call from us within two weeks of your application please consider your application unsuccessful.
“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.”