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Intern - Development Engineer - Timber Connections (m/f/x)

What's the role?

Your task is to actively participate in the development and testing of prototypes for novel methods and products related to wood building structures and structural connectors. Existing concepts need to be evaluated and refined, followed by a proof-of-concept under laboratory and job-site conditions. This is an interdisciplinary technology task with focus on hands-on mentality and the spirit to think outside the box.

Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for 6-12 months

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 32,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

What does the role involve?

As intern in our team, you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary development & marketing team working on the challenges of tomorrow. You’ll work closely with our experts on developing connectors for wood structures and other innovative solutions related to the wood construction industry. Following the development process from idea to implementation.

In your key responsibilities, you will significantly contribute to develop, test and optimize concepts for new products. This includes all phases from design to final validation. You will use your hands-on mentality to bring visions to life including interdisciplinary engineering activities, e.g. ideation for solutions, mechanical design, structural calculations and interdependencies with the connections, mechanical laboratory work, data processing and analysis, enhancing usability, etc.

INNOVATION - We have 400 of the world’s best engineers developing and testing tomorrow’s technical solutions in our innovation center in Liechtenstein.

What do we offer?

Join over 2200 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

What you need is:

  • Enrollment for the whole internship period in a Bachelor/Master’s program in civil engineering/structural engineering or mechanical engineering, ideally with the focus in structural design in wood construction.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the field of wood construction
  • Willingness and creativity in finding solutions for interdisciplinary technical challenges
  • Passion for innovation and product development
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with excellent English skills (German skills advantageous)

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.


We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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