Sales Engineer – UK

Acorn Recruitment is looking to hire a Sales Engineer on behalf of a reputable company in the UK. Applications from qualified candidates are highly welcome.

Acorn Recruiting, founded in 2020, is a full life cycle, talent acquisition firm headquartered in Rochester, NY.  Acorn utilizes leading resume databases, social networking platforms and innovative sourcing strategies to identify the highest quality talent for our clients, while delivering an unparalleled client and candidate experience.

Position: Sales Engineer

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per year

Job Type: Permanent (Full Time)

Location: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

About the Role

Acorn by Synergie is working with an exciting client in the Stonehouse area who, due to company expansion and growth, are looking for an experienced Sales Engineer to join their excellent team.

The Sales Engineer will provide timely, accurate quotations for compressor packages through interpretation of application requirements, dealing with technical and commercial queries whilst providing a high-quality service to global customers.

Main Duties

  • Reading customers’ enquiries, including data sheets, project specifications, P&IDs, and terms and conditions
  • Selecting appropriate materials of construction, flow control, sealing systems, lube oil systems, cooling, acoustic attenuation and instrumentation for new compressors and compressor packages.
  • Advising customers on these according to their needs.
  • Performing calculations, for example to size equipment such as compressors, motors, auxiliary systems and components
  • Writing RFQs for suppliers
  • Estimating costs and calculating selling prices
  • Writing proposal documents and supporting documents for bids
  • Maintaining accurate records of opportunities and bids
  • Attending meetings with customers


  • The type of candidate we are looking for the role must be very customer focused, solutions orientated and strive for excellence in everything they do.
  • You will need to be highly numerate and have a degree in a physical science, engineering or mathematics. Chemical engineering or mechanical engineering would be the most suitable.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge and understanding of rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors, and mechanical seals and their support systems, and of fluid-handling equipment, such as piping, valves, pressure vessels, heat exchangers and measuring instruments.
  • Experience of working in the engineering sector is required. A new graduate without this experience would be considered for the position of Junior Sales Engineer.
  • You will need to be commercially aware, with knowledge of sales and marketing techniques.
  • You will need to have exceptional communication and organisational skills and be confident in the use of Microsoft applications, especially Excel and Project.
  • The right candidate will be a team player who is self-motivated and has a ‘can-do’ attitude


  • Annual pay review and individual merit award review
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 33 days’ annual leave (includes 8 days’ statutory bank holidays) plus our ‘Flexible Holiday Trading Scheme’
  • Life assurance scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Income protection plan (after qualifying period)
  • Employee support and perks package
  • Free car parking
  • Investment in our employees through learning and development
  • Flexible and family friendly policies

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

For further information about the role and to commence your application, please CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

June 7, 2024

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