Applications Engineer

For our client based in Eastbourne, we are seeking an Applications Engineer.

Summary of Role

To provide support for the external sales activity both for Domestic and Export markets.  The level of support will extend from the pre-sales to post sales and will involve assisting potential orders from enquiry stage through to order, fulfilling contractual obligations and maintaining an acceptable level of contact with the client. This will also include post sale follow up and through life maximisation of sales.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Receive and respond to incoming enquiries of all nature.
  • Carry out technical evaluations of clients’ needs and develop proposals in line with the guidelines set down in the company’s technical sales manuals and price book.
  • Where necessary raise contract documentation and continue to be the contact point for the client as the contract runs its duration.
  • Continually communicate to relevant external sales manager the level of activity within a given area.
  • To operate within bid deadlines and contractual guidelines set down by the client.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that contractual requirements are met.
  • Liaise with clients when required to ensure interpretation of the contract and specifications.
  • Assist the relevant projects engineer with order execution where appropriate.

Personal Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good communication is essential at all levels.
  • Good knowledge of pump applications and processes.
  • Ideally, a good level of awareness of manufacturing processes and overall quality systems.
  • A methodical approach with attention to detail.
  • The ability to make decisions within the level of authority and take responsibility for these.

Level of Authority

  • Supporting sales and contracts from values up to $2m.
  • To make recommendations for system change and improvement.

Skills and Abilities


  • Planning & Organising
  • Problem Solving / Trouble Shooting
  • Decision making
  • Negotiating
  • Strong Communication skills


  • Chemical processes
  • Pump applications
  • Sales experience
  • Qualified Engineer

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