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9 months ago
Mitchell Maguire Ltd
Basic Salary: £35,000-£45,000 + 16-18% bonus
Company benefits: Company car, Professional development, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Bonus scheme
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Lee Jones
Category: Engineering Sales Jobs

Sales Engineer – Geotechnical and Civil Engineering

Job Title: Sales Engineer – Geotechnical & Civil Engineering

Industry Sector: Civil Engineer Contractors and Main Civil Contractors, Highways, Geotextile, Geosynthetics, Consulting Engineers, Local Authorities and Highways Maintenance Contractors

Area to be covered: South West & South Wales

Remuneration: Up to £45,000 + 18% bonus

Benefits: Fully expensed Car + full benefits package

The role of the Sales Engineer – Geotechnical & Civil Engineering will involve:

  • Field based technical role, responsible for providing technical support, technical advice, project management, and quotations to clients who are looking to utilise a wide range of geotechnical products
  • Business development both technically and commercially, with a remit to promote our clients solutions and design and installation services
  • Promoting predominantly retaining walls & structures and soil reinforced slopes & walls (but also erosion protection, rock-fall hazard mitigation, pavement & ground stabilization, geosythetics etc.)
  • Circa 60% of your time winning specifications with consulting engineers
  • 40% managing, building relationships and breaking specifications (using technical expertise) with civil engineering contractors
  • Projects can vary from housing schemes to infrastructure
  • Managing an area currently turning over approx. £600k very capable of achieving £1m
  • 40% new business prospecting, 60% account management, you will inherit a healthy project bank
  • Typical projects range in size from £10k-£50k, although can be as large as £1m
  • Three days a week on the road winning specifications and influencing specifiers, two days a week working from home on technical proposals and designs
  • Working in conjunction with dedicated field sales professional who pulls all sales through established distribution partners
  • Plan, develop and execute technical seminars and presentations on all geosynthetic materials


The ideal applicant will be a Sales Engineer – Geotechnical & Civil Engineering experience with:

·         Must have a proven track record of winning geotechnical or civil engineering specification projects

·         Previous experience of influencing and managing relationships with consulting engineers and civil engineering contractors is essential

·         Ideally with a technical/ commercial mix

·         Self-starter, motivated to work from home

·         Civil engineering, geology or geotechnical qualification (HNC as a minimum)

·         Technically astute

·         Understands value engineering

·         Contacts within consulting engineers and civil engineering contactors preferred

·         Knowledge of geotechnical products is not required as full product training will be given

·         An understanding of civil engineering proposals and designs

·         Practical experience in designing with geosynthetics

The Company:

·         Very well established business

·         Circa £18m UK turnover

·         Part of a larger group

·         Privately held

Please contact Paul, Lee or Simon from Mitchell Maguire for an immediate interview.

Mitchell Maguire is a specialist construction field sales recruitment consultancy, dealing exclusively with construction field sales jobs, construction field sales vacancies and specification field sales positions within:  retaining walls & structures, soil reinforced slopes & walls, erosion protection, rock-fall hazard mitigation, pavement & ground stabilization, geosythetics, geocomposite drainage, geotextiles, geomembranes, separation, reinforcement and civil engineering applications



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