1. Why did you pursue Engineering as a career?
As a student, Science and Maths always came easily to me and what field combines the two? Engineering. For example, it uses models provided by science together with the mathematical innovative thinking to solve problems and create new designs. During my studies, I was faced with difficult problems and different scenarios that allowed to develop versatile skills and the confidence to deal with all kinds of situations.
2. What are the rewards of being an Engineer?
One of the best things about being an Engineer is that the projects you work on benefit societies around the globe. Before joining Hilti, I worked as a Project Manager, responsible for the construction of wind farms and highways in Poland, Portugal and Peru - it delights me to know that I contributed towards building a sustainable and connected world.
3. Why were you looking for a change in career?
Firstly, I’ve never had the opportunity to work in a multinational company with the prestige that Hilti has and secondly, as I mentioned previously, engineering has made me versatile and adaptable to many situations. As Hilti offers the possibility to work in several areas that I consider essential for my career progression, it felt like the right time to transition.
Comparing Hilti with my previous experiences of work, Hilti values the balance between my private life and my obligations towards the organisation. I have always felt that my manager is approachable if I needed to discuss anything, no matter the topic; I feel like a valued employee and not just a number.
4. What does an average day as a Project Specialist at Hilti look like?
A Project Specialist is a very interesting role, you’re involved in large scale projects that are crucial for the development of a city – in this case, for me it’s London. I’m responsible for supporting my clients not only with products but with structural solutions, answering any questions they might have. To create happy and engaged clients, a Project Specialist needs to ensure that all the products are delivered on time and in line with any specific guidelines from the client.
5. How does your engineering and site experience help you in the projects role at Hilti e.g. providing solutions/application support?
My previous experiences are crucial to understanding the different stages of a project and addressing a variety of problems regarding the Engineering and Logistics onsite. I feel that my knowledge and insight of the usual problems that can occur on site from my previous roles, benefits the relationships I have with clients and contractors.
6. How did you find the selection process at Hilti?
The interviews were centred around my knowledge and understanding about the business, previous work experience and how I can apply this experience to that particular role. The interview felt very welcoming and I enjoyed getting to know the interviewers – my future managers. From the beginning, Hilti does an amazing job to engage all the candidates and support them through the process.