Sierra Energy Seeks Entry-Level Sales Engineer Development Manager

Jun 22, 2015

Sierra Energy, a clean-tech start-up located in Davis, CA, is seeking a full-time, entry-level Sales Engineer to add to its highly motivated, forward-thinking team.

With national attention from the New York Times and contracts with the Department of Defense and the California Energy Commission, Sierra Energy is commercializing a revolutionary gasification technology for the conversion of different waste material types into a clean intermediate syngas that can be converted into liquid fuels, hydrogen, electricity and chemicals. The team is focused on designing distributed small-scale standardized platforms that can be readily-deployed to a number of project locations within a very short time frame.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, growing, and qualifying the rapidly growing pipeline of sales opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, multi-faceted team in an environment that offers variety and demands attention to detail and a willingness to be flexible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with Engineering, Marketing, and Sales teams.
  • Develop and maintain customer relations management (CRM) database from expressions of interest, referrals, web inquiries, email and networking; including data entry and data management.
  • Will be point of contact (POC) for all external inquiries into the technology and product offering.  Tasks may include:
    • Informing customers how they can work with company and answering related questions.
    • Informing customers of general details behind technology and answering related questions.
    • Utilizing a consistent contact process via phone and email to follow-up, nurture and qualify leads/contacts.
    • Prospect, educate, and qualify leads to create sales-ready opportunities.
    • Distribute information materials provided by marketing and participate in related promotional activities.
    • Demonstrate ability to carry on a business conversation with business owners and decision makers.
    • Assisting in the implementation of marketing plans as needed.
    • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.
  • Other miscellaneous research tasks and technical analysis.

Minimum Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong ability to learn a new technology and ramp up quickly.
  • Positive and energetic phone skills as well as excellent listening and note-taking skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to follow specific instructions.
  • Technical/engineering background is a significant plus.
  • Nominal base salary based on experience.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience in client relations, sales, or administration industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of Salesforce CRM.
  • Technical sales background.

Required Items

  • Resume.
  • Simple/light cover letter (must include salary expectations and how quickly you could start should you be successful)


Please send your resume and cover letter to