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Job Description

As a result of our recent acquisition of Plaxis, Bentley Systems is currently looking for an Application Engineer to be based remotely in Detroit. In this role, you will stay continuously strive to reach more users and to enrich and improve our software and services in the market. 


The PLAXIS finite element-based software applications for soil and rock analyses is used all over the world by thousands of engineers faced with challenging construction projects (for example foundations, deep excavations, tunnels, dikes and offshore constructions). In addition to the software, we offer our users educational services through workshops, courses and training, and we offer them expert advice. The educational services are offered as public events, webinars and in-house events at the customer location. 



As an Application Engineer, you will make an essential contribution to our sales success in the pre-contract phase. You will be responsible for the technical and commercial support of our (potential) users. You will guide the customer in identifying the best solution and in collaboration with the sales team, you will round up the order successfully.


You will also work actively on expanding our business in the fields of rock mechanics and mining. 


In this role, you will be a critical link to the Plaxis HQ in the Netherlands. You will frequently provide structured feedback on potential improvements, new requirements and market developments.


Main responsibilities:

  • Respond to technical issues and commercial questions in the pre-sales phase
  • Prepare and give presentations for (potential) customers to demonstrate the software solutions we offer
  • Organize webinars for (potential) customers
  • Monitor relevant market developments and generate new leads
  • Create knowledge base articles
  • Actively keep your knowledge about our market up to date
  • Contribute to business development in specific submarkets, initially mainly rock and mine engineering



  • Professional or academic educational background with a commercial or technical specialty
  • Interest in geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, and/or rock mechanics
  • 3 years’ experience in a sales engineering position in preferably geo-science or civil engineering
  • Experience with numerical modeling
  • Exceptionally strong technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proactive, self-starter with a good sense of responsibility
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of your time
  • Proficient, both verbal and written, in English
  • Authorized to work in the USA, and willingness to move to the Detroit area
  • Experience with rock mechanics and/or mining is a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus


We offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Stimulating innovative and knowledge-driven work environment
  • A challenging international job opportunity within a successful leading company
  • A high degree of independence