Sales Engineer

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Work type: External Fixed Term Contract, Internal Secondment
Location: Kilkenny
Categories: Trades & Technical

Location: Can be based from any local office

Salary: circa €50k depending on skills and experience + car allowance 

Fixed Term Contract, 3 months | Full Time Hours | 37.5 hours per week

Our Role

SSE Airtricity Contracting Solutions is Ireland’s leading street light contractor, responsible for the maintenance of over 250,000 street lights on behalf of 25 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland.

With 8 regional depots in the Republic of Ireland and over 120 employees, AUS provide national coverage, local expertise. All of our employees have a wealth of experience working in the Street Lighting industry and we understand the importance of using local suppliers and labour force wherever possible.

Due to anticipated and continued growth in the street lighting/electrical contracting sector, we are seeking a well organised and self-motivated Sales Engineer to join our Commercial team. You will manage all stages of securing new works from creating opportunities, initial contact, proposal, sales to project handover to Operations. A key part of the role you will be managing sales for your assigned area and managing your client relationships to ensure AUS deliver a good service and obtain repeat business.

You will liaise with various clients, local authorities and non-local authorities within the assigned area to raise AUS's profile and to increase relationships. You will undertake and manage the sales and pre-delivery stage of public lighting projects to include on-site survey works for new lighting schemes which involves assessing suitable column positions and the preparation of drawings, risk assessments, schedules and associated works.

-Provide Technical advice (Design, products, pricing)

-Support AUS product portfolio

-Manage Project Handovers to operations

-Follow up on all tenders/Quotations issued and ensure that all outcomes are recorded

-Proactively contribute to the development of the commercial team, AUS product offerings, services and future strategy

-Ensure bespoke contract negotiations on terms and conditions are concluded successfully

-Presentations and sell company products and services to potential customers, either by mail, email, telephone or face to face

-Achieve short, medium & long-term sales objectives in line with overall business objectives.

-Provide feedback on market trends/ competitor activity relevant to AUS

-Follow up on new leads and referrals

-Interface with other departments e.g Pricing, Legal & Billing etc.

Your Skills and Experience

-Working knowledge of some of the following AutoCAD, Lighting Reality, cable calculation software, MS Office and an ability to read construction drawings

-Must have a trade or third level qualification relevant to electrical contracting industry

-Excellent understanding of the Electrical sector / construction industry with very strong Commercial awareness.

-Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with initiative, delivering against sales targets.

-Have the ability to create, compose and edit written materials, appropriate to the role

-Highly skilled in negotiation and effective communication skills –both verbal and written.

-Be a Highly committed, driven dedicated and assertive individual

-Hold a valid driving license, as the role will require travelling to clients

-Willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional overnight travel.

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 21st Feb 2019                                                         

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This vacancy is open to internal candidates only. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.


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