Subject Matter Expert – Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection

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Subject Matter Expert – Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection

  • Post Date:15th February 2023
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Job Description

Are you passionate about Passive Fire Protection? And do you have a talent for providing excellence technical support? Then you might be our new colleague at Hempel.

With our Double Impact strategy, our ambition is to double Hempel’s revenue by 2025 through both organic growth and mergers or acquisitions. This significant step-change in our growth will be delivered through leadership in our chosen segments, customer partnerships and sustainability leadership. To support the ambition we in R&D aspire to create market leading solutions that solve our customers problems.

Hempel R&D is looking for a Subject Matter Expert on Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection coatings, who will be responsible for delivering fast and reliable customer-oriented technical support throughout our global Hempel organization.

The role will focus on supporting our sales and technical teams and leading development of technical knowledge on Hydrocarbon Intumescent. This involves working closely with our R&D team and Product Management on key product development projects.

What You Can Look Forward To In This Role

  • Provide the technical expertise needed to design the best solutions for our customers
  • Provide the technical expertise needed to achieve certification of Hydrocarbon PFP products
  • Lead development & sharing of technical knowledge across Hempel
  • Help enable rapid resolution of global claims and documentation of lessons learned

You must expect per year 14 – 21 days of travel in this role.

What We Are Looking For

As a person you are customer centric and enjoy giving support to stakeholders within the organization. You work disciplined and reliable with strong planning and follow up skills. You are analytical and with high quality orientation, eager to find and implement solutions. Finally, you find it natural to work as part of a team and you have excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

What does it take to become our new team member?

  • A University degree in technical studies
  • Minimum 5 years-experience with Hydrocarbon passive fire protection ideally with field experience
  • Specific knowledge of the intumescent industry, ideally Hydrocarbon and Cellulosic
  • Solid user of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel (advanced), Power Point

Global career possibilities

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Application and further information

To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with a CV in English via our recruitment system by clicking the link ‘Apply‘.

For further information about the job, please contact R&D Manager, Protective SME Sverrir Gunnarsson on +45 45933800 or email [email protected].

At Hempel, we are working together to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We know that this is only possible with dedicated employees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Hempel is therefore committed to creating an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of our employees and the customers we serve, providing equal opportunity for all.

Application due


Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Job Functions

Other, Research, Science



Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity.