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Marine Scientist / Applications Engineer

Oceanography, Maritime, Subsea engineering. Office based, supportive culture, 25 days annual leave, up to 20% travel, discretionary bonus.

About OSIL

OSIL is a leading manufacturer of oceanographic equipment for offshore and coastal applications into the environmental, engineering, subsea & offshore markets. Operating on a global basis from our UK base, we offer metocean & sampling solutions through cost-effective, high quality and technically advanced equipment.  The Applications Engineer role will focus on working with the Sales Manager developing our global reach and driving sales in an international market on a daily basis.

To continue to drive our growth and further develop the market for our products, we are looking for an energetic passionate, intelligent Applications Engineer to help develop our existing high profile client relationships, work with the whole OSIL team to enable further development of our maritime and subsea business domestically and globally.

The Role

You will respond to, develop and convert business opportunities for new and existing OSIL products & systems. You will be communicating directly with end users from environmental, offshore energy, subsea engineering manufacturers and shipyards on a daily basis, and work with the Sales Manager to develop these leads to a successful conclusion.  Our product offerings cover met-ocean data buoys, sediment sampling, oceanographic systems, sub-sea and ASV products. You will be expected to maintain a high level of scientific & technical competence across these product and application areas.


  • Develop and convert new business opportunities for OSIL.
  • Represent OSIL at client meetings, conferences and industry events.
  • Grow existing client relationships for the benefit of the end user and OSIL.
  • Assist our systems & engineering groups to ensure product and system sales are designed and delivered to the highest possible standards.
  • Assist with the tendering process, develop quotes and proposals on a daily basis.
  • Work with OSIL’s global resellers and distributors for the benefit of both parties.

Experience & Qualifications 

  • Higher education in the fields of marine / maritime / engineering.
  • Some sales or commercial success in the maritime or subsea domains.
  • Experience of working with marine technical or engineered products and systems, for instance met/ocean systems, robotic platforms and sensors in private, government or applied research sectors.
  • Strong head for business/ relationship development.
  • Experience with marine sampling equipment, electrical or software systems integration, systems engineering or similar, would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional and Personal Development inside and outside of your career to date.

Personal attributes 

  • Passionate and dynamic by nature.
  • A high-level communicator, in person, in writing and online.
  • Collaborative; able to thrive in a high-performing team environment.
  • Willing and able to travel.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK, and you must be able to pass detailed background security checks.
  • This role is suitable for a recent graduate with the right attributes and skills.

What We Offer

OSIL operates a dynamic, team-based working environment within an exciting and developing market, providing long-term potential for you to develop your skills and career. Salary for this position will be dependent on experience. OSIL also offers 25 days annual leave, generous pension scheme, life assurance.

Please submit CV & covering letter.

Job Type: Permanent, full-time position

No agencies please.

OSIL are always interested to receive applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals.

Human Resources
Culkin House
C7/C8 Endeavour Business Park
Penner Road

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