Internal Sales Engineer - South Shields

Ref: 244 Date Posted: Wednesday 15 Mar 2023
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Our client is a specialised global manufacturer in the Oil and Gas, Power, Petrochemical and Marine markets. Based in South Shields, they are currently looking for an Internal Sales Engineer to join their team on a permanent, full-time basis.


The Internal Sales Engineer Role


The role involves participating as part of a tendering team in producing tenders and technical proposals to customer enquiries.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Capturing customer technical and commercial requirements to develop a specification for the product.
  • Updating and maintaining the fields of the business management system to record the important elements of the project: export control requirements, delivery requirements, revenue, margin and product details.
  • Using proprietary design software to generate calculations describing bearing performance and transmitting these to the customer.
  • Assembling the component prices for standard product and calculating the estimated works cost based upon price list, previous cost performance and comparative estimation in order to produce a quotation.
  • Liaising with the Estimating Team to develop price estimates for non-standard applications and using the information generated to produce a quotation.
  • Liaising with Sales colleagues to determine marketplace price levels and seeking the appropriate approval to quote.
  • Initial review of Terms and Conditions of Contract where these are dictated by the customer.
  • Establishing Lines of communication directly with customers or via appointed commercial advisors as appropriate.
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Defining and satisfying the requirements for export licence control compliance as required.
  • Supporting and being the central point of contact for the business' field based sales team members
  • Visiting customers as and when required.
  • Compliance with departmental and company procedures whilst tendering.
  • Other duties which the incumbent is competent to perform at the request of the Sales Manager.


About the Internal Sales Engineer


  • Recognised mechanical engineering qualification (ideally HNC or above).
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment and the associated applications, ideally for rotating equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management.
  • An understanding of contractual terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge of export licence control would be advantageous.
  • Computer literacy (business systems and Microsoft Office suite).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable.
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a good team player.


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