Commercial Engineer

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Company description:

E.ON provides electricity and gas to millions of homes and businesses here in the UK. It’s incredibly complex work. It takes the talents of thousands of people to do what we do. Yet our vision is a simple one. We want to be the trusted energy partner for our customers. We’re doing that by making energy cleaner and simpler to understand. We’re also doing it by being genuinely helpful people and treating our customers fairly.

Job description:

Our Infrastructure Services Department in Hinckley, Leicestershire is looking for a Commercial Engineer. Commercial Engineer
Salary: £35,068 - £44,521

Location: Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire

E.ON is a global provider of specialised energy solutions. We operate one of the largest streetlight contracting businesses in the UK, with a large presence in the Midlands and the North West. We’re currently looking for an electrical engineer with a background in street lighting to join us in the role of Commercial Engineer.

Working with both large and small contractors to deliver quotes and estimates, you’ll manage and develop relationships with our existing customers, and any prospects. Because you’ll also be liaising with local authorities and other third parties, your interpersonal skills will be every bit as important as your technical abilities here – a flair for sales would be a real bonus too.

This is a varied role that will see you contributing to the development of our Highways Lighting Sales Plan, identifying the requirements for process and system developments, and supporting the introduction and delivery of best practice solutions. You’ll ensure all quotes are followed up and you’ll collect competitor and market intelligence to ensure we always retain our competitive edge. In particular, you’ll look for opportunities to build new products and services to meet customer demand. Street lighting is a growing part of our business and, by supporting that growth, you can expect scope to develop and progress your career.

Required profile:

What we need from you

•A relevant engineering or business qualification, such as an ONC, or equivalent industry experience.
•Experience of developing key customer relationships in a similarly commercial environment.
•An engineering background and an understanding of the key issues and challenges relating to highways lighting.
•A proven track record of achieving sales targets in a competitive environment.
•Solid numerical and analytical skills – you’ll be confident in the use of spreadsheets, able to interpret data and financial information, and skilled in producing reports in a clear and logical format.
•Strong financial and commercial awareness with the ability to communicate this to others to ensure that commercial implications of actions are recognised and understood.
•Excellent negotiation skills.
•A good working knowledge of CDM (Construction Design & Management Regulations) requirements and other relevant industry standards along with DNO (Distribution Network Operator)and IDNO (Independent Distribution Network Operator) deliverables.

It would be great if you had

•The ability to make decisions and meet tight deadlines.
•The ability to self-motivate.
•A pro-active and creative approach to problem solving.
•Oral and written communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with staff, colleagues and customers.
•Excellent IT skills with the ability to adapt quickly to system changes.

What we'll give you in return

•26 days’ holiday plus 8 bank holidays
•Generous pension scheme (with 2 for 1 contributions from E.ON up to 18%)
•Retail discounts and cashback

Additional Information

•This role is based at Hinckley, Leicestershire with regular travel within the surrounding areas.
•This is a permanent role.
•Due to the nature of this role a DBS check is required.

E.ON is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.

What we offer:

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