Our goals - Your path

Sitting within Target Market Concrete, the Concrete Technical Services team support the commercial team through laboratory concrete trials, customer site support and problem solving to ensure customer  satisfaction. The position would be field based within an experienced team, ensuring standards are maintained and all targets are achieved.

Purpose of the Role

The Concrete Technologist  will ensure all technical services activities are carried out safely, accurately and on time, whilst offering a proactive technical support service to the sales teams in supporting existing customers and winning new business. This role will cover readymix, precast and mortar customers, under the direction of the Technical Services Manager.

The Opportunity: 

This is a varied role where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work for a market leading global construction chemical admixture supplier, with readymix, precast and mortar customers.
  • Carry out laboratory trials within Sika concrete laboratories and support with customer plant trials.
  • Work to BS EN test procedures and report all findings, as well as support product innovation and development.
  • Gain technical knowledge on concrete and mortars, while understanding how Sika chemical admixtures improve the performance of cementitious materials.
  • Manage your own workload, ensuring customers projects are prioritised in line with the department strategy, as well as working within the larger technical services team.
  • Liaise directly with customers and advise on product selection and performance.
  • Travel to various sites within the UK, both customer and Sika, with the possibility of overnights stays being required.

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Company Van
  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones
  • Selected discounted Sika products

The Support:

You will have the opportunity to work alongside the existing team across the UK.  This is a diverse group with a range of experience and a commitment to improving customer and technical support. Our people and teams are our most important asset, and we will continue to ensure that the contribution of every individual is made to count and valued accordingly.

You will be provided with a detailed induction plan, receiving one-to-one training, and then be given the opportunity to increase autonomy in line with self-development.  We are committed to professional and personal development.

The Skills:

We are looking for a pro-active, technically experienced individual, ideally from a concrete laboratory, construction material testing or R&D background.  A fast learner with a keen eye for detail, methodical approach, accurate, whilst ensuring all H & S protocols are strictly adhered to each time.

The Future: 

The position of Concrete Technologist is a full time permanent position. Further progression within the technical department may be possible to a Senior Technologist, or Technical Services Manager. Opportunities outside of the technical department may also be possible, such as sales or product management, as well as overseas opportunities, as Sika is a global company.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Experience working within a concrete testing laboratory, or within construction sectors.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work to deadlines, as well as having good time keeping with a strong work ethics
  • H & S experience/knowledge in working with risk assessments and safe working protocols.
  • Concrete Technology qualification/knowledge.
  • IT Literate (MS Office).
  • Full driving license is essential.

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a globally leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 103 countries around the world and, in over 400 factories, produces innovative technologies for customers worldwide. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in enabling the transformation of the construction and vehicle industries toward greater environmental compatibility. With more than 33,000 employees, the company generated sales of  CHF 11.2 billion in 2023.