Building better technology
for the civil engineering industry

Building better technology
for the civil engineering industry

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Careers

 

We are a company where innovation in every area is valued, where few join and even fewer leave. Many of our staff have been with us most of their professional career and its that loyalty and dedication we strive for in every recruit. It's our people who provide the innovations that help our customers stay ahead in some of the world's fastest-moving markets.

We all have it in us: the ability to be remarkable. The difference lies in connecting with the right company. We aim to select the right people from whatever culture and background, who will work together to achieve amazing results. As part of this unique organization, our people enjoy career opportunities many people never manage to find in a lifetime, international travel, research and development, training and more.

As a manufacturer we are heavily involved in research, design and sale of Mechanical and Electrical systems. We create our own Software and provide all the Supporting systems for a wide range of technologies covering all aspects of our product ranges. We don't outsource, we develop.


Current Vacancies:

Job Tile: Geotechnical Support Engineer

Role Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Job Description

The role of  the Geotechnical Support Engineer is a vital customer facing role, where the successful candidate will be one of the VJ Tech engineers working in the office and represent the company when installing our equipment in customer laboratories both home and abroad.  In addition to having a good understanding of VJ Tech equipment and its operation, the role demands a high standard of personal presentation and excellent communication skills. 

The role is varied and requires the appointee to be organised, methodical and willing to learn new developments. He/she must be keen to handle multiple tasks and be flexible.

Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • In-house testing of software (no programming knowledge required), running laboratory tests for fault finding/development.
  • Assisting the production team with system calibrations & testing.
  • Installation & training of VJ Tech equipment at the customer site, both internationally and in the UK
  • De-bugging and solving of problem issues with customer systems and products either remotely via TeamViewer from the office or on-site
  • Preparation and maintenance of Support Documents
  • Needs to attend Conferences and Exhibitions when required, wherever they are located
  • Supporting Sales and non-technical staff within the company
  • Communication with potential customers to identify their technical requirements for testing, producing sales quotations to meet their specific needs where necessary

Person Specification:

  • Minimum graduate level Civil/Geotechnical Engineer or similar, ideally with some experience in lab testing 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to quickly learn in-house developed software packages
  • A basic understanding of electronic/electrical/mechanical system components
  • Good time management and prioritisation of work to agreed deadlines 
  • A flexible approach to work with a willingness to work with any member within the company
  • Willing and able to deliver presentations
  • Experience of writing papers or other technical literature would be an advantage.

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Job Tile: Sales Executive

Role Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Job Description

The Sales Executive position is a vital role, where the successful candidate will be the key contact point for allocated clients. The successful candidate will be representing VJ Tech, and must be able to develop a basic understanding of our product range. An understanding of Geotechnical Engineering, and/or experience in laboratory testing of soils would be extremely beneficial but not essential.

Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Proficiently and professionally deal with sales enquiries and provide best possible advice to customers by seeking advice from Technical Staff when needed.
  • Interpret customer requirements and propose the best solution to meet their exact needs.
  • Produce sales quotations and progress enquiries to orders.
  • Participate and contribute to various marketing efforts; e.g. producing blogs/news articles, datasheets & videos.
  • Assist in maintaining, improving and creating sales literature.
  • Attend global exhibitions and conferences, as and when required.
  • Customer sales visits, either in the UK or international, as and when required.

Person Specification:

  • Any degree subject is acceptable, although Civil Engineering/Geotechnical related degrees are preferred.
  • Sales experience is preferable
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Good time management and prioritisation of work to agreed deadlines 
  • Good generic IT Skills (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign knowledge is advantageous, but not essential)
  • Highly motivated, proactive and capable of working without supervision
  • Willing and able to deliver presentations

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Job Tile: Software Engineer

Role Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Job Description

The role of software engineer is broad and varied, with primary focus on development and maintenance of our application suite. Successful candidates will be one of several engineers working on both new and existing applications on a variety of platforms.

Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Develop & Maintain :
    • Our primary software suite (WinForms + SQL)
    • Website/Services (eventually administration of)
    • New products and functionality
  • Provide technical knowledge/assistance :
    • To sales team to help them communicate with customers and to identify/clarify their technical requirements
    • To service team for problem solving, queries and general technical help
  • Provide development feedback to mechanical and electrical designers

Skillset Required:

    • Education and Experience :
      • Software Engineering Degree (2.1 or better)
      • 5 years in-role experience minimum, preferably in a scientific or engineering background

    • Technical Skills Required (at expert level) :
      • Test Driven Development (TDD)
      • .Net Parallel Programming (APM, TAP)
      • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
      • Design patterns (MVVM, MVC)

    • Technical Skills Required (at competent level) :
      • MS SQL
      • Windows Operating Systems (Win7+)
      • SDK, API Integrations
      • Working within Distributed Source Control (Mercurial/Kiln Preferred)
      • Working with Bug Trackers (Fogbugz for instance)

    • Technical Skills Beneficial :
      • PRISM, MEF, Unity Administration of Continuous Integration systems and related technologies such as TeamCity
      • MS Build Scripts, MSI Installers (Wix Base Preferred)
      • SDK, API Integrations
      • Any Geotechnical Engineering knowledge will be of notable benefit
      • Arm Based Development, Android App Development
      • Web Development: DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, SignalR, WebApi2, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
      • Windows WebServer 2008, IIS, MailEnable administration

    Person Specification:

    • Any degree subject is acceptable, although Civil Engineering/Geotechnical related degrees are preferred.
    • Sales experience is preferable
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written
    • Good time management and prioritisation of work to agreed deadlines 
    • Good generic IT Skills (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign knowledge is advantageous, but not essential)
    • Highly motivated, proactive and capable of working without supervision
    • Willing and able to deliver presentations

     

    If you are interested in any of the above positions, please contact: info@vjtech.co.uk

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