Solar Sales Engineer (Graduate or Graduate+)
Posted on Jan 16, 2020 by Naked Energy
Solar Sales Engineer (Graduate or Graduate+)
Naked Energy is an award-winning UK technology company providing low-carbon energy to businesses. At the core of Naked Energy's offering is Virtu ®: a unique solar technology with the potential to revolutionise heating, cooling and power provision. Having secured £5.25M growth capital , Naked Energy is seeking exceptional candidates to join the team as we bring Virtu to the global mass market. This Solar Sales Engineer post will be perfectly suited to a recent graduate seeking a commercially facing role. We encourage candidates with any technical and/or business training. Experience working in a related field is desirable but not essential.
Job Title: Solar Sales Engineer
Location: HQ in Crawley and service office in central London
Responsible to: CEO, CTO, sales lead
Key working Relationships (internal): Management team, technical team, sales team
Key working Relationships (external): Clients, partners and suppliers
The successful candidate will be a key player in Naked Energy's go-to-market strategy. You will be responsible for
•engaging with new customers, evaluating their needs, tailoring solutions, communicating the value proposition, and ultimately driving sales.
•building strong relationships with clients, identifying decision makers, navigating procurement structures, and developing new business.
•providing technical details and performance predictions to clients using our suite of modelling tools.
•supporting development of our sales materials, online tools and modelling capabilities.
•advising and making decisions on sales and marketing process and strategy.
• guiding the technical team on how to tailor the product to the customer.
You will be joining a small dynamic enterprise. Whilst the above sets out the principle responsibilities of the role, all team-members have the opportunity and expectation to contribute to the diverse range of activities undertaken within Naked Energy.
Who we are looking for?
•An undergraduate level degree in any engineering, science, environmental or business discipline or NVQ equivalent qualifications in electrical, plumbing and heating or degree-equivalent technical or business experience.
•A customer orientated person who is comfortable making new connections and building lasting relationships.
•Numerate and confident working with numerical modelling tools, e.g., excel models.
•Organizing, analysing and communicating quantitative data.
•The ability to create professional eye-catching presentations.
•A team player who is willing to own their area of responsibility and also willing to pitch in when needed elsewhere.
•Highly organised and self-disciplined approach to personal time management.
•Strong communicator able to explain technical material in understandable terms.
•High attention to detail and strong process orientation.
•All team members are expected to share Naked Energy's mission of working towards a low carbon future through innovative ethical enterprise. A passion for sustainability is essential.
Experience we consider a bonus
•Dual technical and business education / experience.
•Experience in a customer-facing role.
•A higher-level degree in science, engineering or business.
•Experience of working in a start-up environment.
•An understanding of electronics, hydronics and thermal transfer.
•Understanding of subsidies and regulations relevant to solar energy.
Why join us?
You will be joining a unique and successful scale-up in the renewables sector, giving you the opportunity to
•be involved in a broad portfolio of projects across different sectors
•take responsibility early on and grow with the business
•earn a competitive graduate or graduate+ level salary
•train and learn across a range of disciplines
•make a positive contribution to the climate challenge
Naked Energy is a UK-based company of pioneering scientists, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the global transition to sustainable energies.
We are defining a whole new category of solar technology that enables businesses around the world to dramatically lower their operating costs whilst having a greater impact on their sustainability goals with the space available.
We enable businesses and property owners to improve the energy ratings of their estate by significantly reducing on-site CO2 emissions.
• Active Office : The UK's first energy-positive office, in Swansea UK
• Virtu ATES : Revolutionary energy solution storing solar heat and cold in underground aquifers for winter heating and summer cooling.
Our commitment and expectations
Naked Energy is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the 7 expectations detailed below:
1) Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
2)Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
3)Communicate regularly and effectively within and across teams
4)Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
5)Deliver positive outcomes
6)Develop and grow skills and expertise
7)Work in a planned and managed way