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Industrial Project Sales Engineer  

About the Organization Cogent is a growing company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions to a wide range of industries. With more than 200 employees covering 13 states, our 11 best-in-class companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, iME Solutions, Industrial Measurement & Control, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity, Water Technology Group and Water Technology Group Commercial.


Cogent is currently seeking an Industrial Project Sales Engineer to sell products and engineered solutions to the Kansas City Industrial engineering market, this includes EPC’s, Engineering Firms, and OEM’s. This position requires strong technical, communication, and decision-making skills.

As an Industrial Project Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for managing a key geographical and named accounts territory. Important current and future engineers in the industrial, power, oil & gas, chemical, water and wastewater markets will be counting on your experience and interest in solving pumping & process equipment systems problems through the sale of pumps, seals, and process equipment products and services. Partnering with key vendors and effectively utilizing the company’s inside sales support staff will be crucial to achieving established annual sales goals.


Strong working knowledge of industrial mechanical and rotating equipment is desired. Strong selling and communication skills are needed for success. An engineering degree or related mechanical or technical sales and problem-solving experience are desired. A great attitude and a good work ethic are required.

Industrial Project Sales Engineer duties may include:

  • Works closely with Cogent’s Industrial Engineered Project Director to determine essential strategic approaches for sales at strategic customers.
  • Work with Cogent’s Industrial Engineered Project division for specification review, interpretation, and quotation preparation.
  • Maintain a great partner relationship with key manufacturers and vendors to achieve product quotas.
  • Analyze customers’ requirements and engage in consultative selling with clients; provides value-added services and products to solve customer problems.
  • Responsible for reviewing specifications and purchase orders to ensure the customer’s technical needs are met.
  • Performs proactive in-person sales inquiries to stimulate new sales activity with these customers.
Position Industrial Project Sales Engineer  
Position Requirements

Qualified applicants will also possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of processes, policies, and procedures related to a sales department and material flow.
  • Previous experience with industrial engineered solutions preferred.
  • Experience in the industrial pump and process industry highly desired.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Highly energetic and a self-starter.


Creative, entrepreneurial, and industrious people are Cogent’s most valuable asset. We value our employee’s hard work and in return provide competitive wages, benefits, and career growth opportunities. To begin your rewarding career with Cogent, apply today!

EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kansas City (Cogent)  
Category Outside Sales  
Division Cogent, Inc.  

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