External Sales Engineer


£70k - 75k per year + Profit Shre Bonus


Sector: Manufacturing
Function: Manufacturing
Contact: Carl Jones
Phone: 01952 987040
Job Ref: 67536

Job details

Exciting new role for a hands-on External Sales Engineer with a proven mechanical engineering background looking for a new challenge. On offer is a competitive salary, excellent future prospects with an employee focused profit share scheme in place.


My client is an established SME building bespoke mechanical handling equipment and are growing their sales department to stay on top of incoming enquiries as well as developing new and existing clients. Generally, their equipment is sold into the Subsea and offshore industry so any experience of selling capital equipment in this area is highly advantageous.


As External Sales Engineer you will carry out all sales related aspects of the job to include developing enquiries, proposing the right solutions for customers and following sometimes prolonged tendering processes through to winning orders. Day-day duties will include:

  • Review customer RFQs with sales and engineering teams to appraise specifications and propose an appropriate technical solution
  • Preparing quotations in response to customer RFQs, including technical descriptions of the offered solution, specification points, completion of conformance matrices, etc.
  • Attending sales meetings with customers for bid clarification, where required.
  • Carrying out such additional tasks as may become necessary from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the sales operation.

To succeed in the role of External Sales Engineer you will need to possess the following skills and experience:

  • Preferably educated to HNC or Degree level in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, or commensurate experience.
  • Experience selling capital equipment is essential although candidates with experience selling consumables, components or services to the subsea and offshore industry will have useful skills for the role
  • A track record in preparing and presenting details technical proposals around bespoke machinery, mechanical handling equipment or general capital equipment  
  • Professional and commercial approach with a willingness to be on the shop-floor as required to develop technical knowledge
  • Candidates should live a commutable distance as hybrid working is not available in the short term

In return is an opportunity to join a company offering really good prospects for the future with a company keen on succession planning and so introducing new ideas for pension allocation, profit related bonuses and competitive salary.

  • £70 – 75K Salary
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Flexi-time


For more information on this External Sales Engineer role or to apply, contact Carl Jones at Jonathan Lee Recruitment 01952 987040 or email


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