Research & Development Expert (f/m/d)

Lanzenkirchen, Wiener Neustadt
Reference No: WD-0004596

What's the role?

For our international Research and Development team, located in Lanzenkirchen near Vienna, we are hiring an experienced Research and Development Expert, to built-up and maintain competence for the development of ventilated façade products and technologies according to global Hilti AG standards. With your knowledge and your drive to achieve outstanding results, you will get the chance to generate innovations for our installation portfolio, trough utilizing advanced development methods and manufacturing technologies.

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 30,000 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.

Our site in Lanzenkirchen, based in the south of Vienna, is Hilti´s Competence Center for Ventilated Façade and Installation Systems for Pipe rings and Heavy modular systems. As part of our Business Unit Installation we provide product development, supply, marketing and engineering. Our highly motivated international team works together with colleagues from all over the world in an entrepreneurial environment to bring innovative new products to the market.

What does the role involve?

In your role, you act as the interface between marketing, engineering, supply and production with focus on technology exchange. Besides, you develop fundamental concepts in terms of product- or manufacturing technology in coordination with cooperate research, external institutes and suppliers. Furthermore, you support the interdisciplinary development team with product knowhow and technical expertise, while defining and executing training modules, design guidelines and rules. The continues development of our internal information database and methods as well as the drafting of assessments and reports are also main components of your field of responsibility. Moreover, you coordinate the knowledge enhancement in the installation business for our global development community.

We want your thirst to learn, courage to challenge and desire to improve things, including yourself.

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, in which you are part of a creative and interdisciplinary team. We will give you a lot of responsibility to develop yourself and we´ll support you in shaping your individual career path. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally. We will give you all of the training and development opportunities that you need to help grow your career with a market leader.

Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits:

• flexible working times (home office possibility)
• team and company events
• additional pension plan (employer-financed; after 2 years with the company)
• up-to-date work equipment
• accident insurance (employer-financed)
• individual development plan

Integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are essential for Hilti – both today and tomorrow. We are proud to say that we not only talk about our values, but also live them every day.

Why should you apply?

If you are passionate about developing new products and concepts up to a high grade of complexity and if you enjoy working with others in an international matrix organization, do not hesitate to send us your application.

What you need is:

  • Doctoral / PhD or equivalent degree in engineering with an in-depth understanding for relevant state of the art development methods
  • 5+ working experience in scientific project management or in a similar position, incl. proven experience in functional leading of project teams
  • Excellent communication, networking and teamworking skills in an international environment
  • Strong expertise to anticipate trends and drivers in the area of installation systems, combined with proven professional and methodological skills
  • Passionate about developing new innovative solutions, technologies and processes
  • Fluent in English (verbally and written), additional languages are a plus

This position is subject to the collective agreement for employees in metal trade, employment group IV which states a minimum salary of € 2.682,80 per month - gross (in Austria it is legally obliged to announce at least a gross monthly salary). Based on your individual professional skills and know-how and previous experience, we are willing to negotiate and offer an attractive performance-oriented remuneration package highly above the minimum salary.

Take up the next challenge and start your career with Hilti! We look forward to receiving your online application including details of your availability.

Contact: Eurofox GmbH – A Group Company of Hilti | Stefanie Meidl | Human Resources

“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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