Proposal Engineer

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • Completed MBO or HBO education in mechanical engineering or similar studies
  • Skilled with a technical 2D drawing program such as AutoCAD and 3D Inventor for creating layouts of complete logistics solutions
  • Excellent Microsoft Office 365 skills, especially Excel
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience is an advantage, preferably within an international organisation. Motivated starters are also welcome to apply
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English languages
  • Accessible, solution-oriented and creative
  • Enthusiastic, structured and critical
  • Willing to occasionally visit international customers with the Sales Representative.

What will you get?

  • €3,500 - €4,500 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40-hour working week
  • 30 vacation days
  • Opportunity to attend training and education programs and courses
  • Work from home opportunities, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly company lunch

What will you do?

  • 30% Working out layouts
  • 20% Internal and external meetings
  • 20% Making project calculations
  • 10% Other work
  • 20% Requesting project modules from external suppliers based on the correct specifications.

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated. We usually fill the vacancies ourselves and in exceptional cases we work with preferred suppliers.

As a Proposal Engineer at EuroSort, you are responsible for converting the customer's request into a layout of the total system in AutoCAD 2D and/or Inventor. You use input from the Sales Representative, who uses the created layout as a basis for the quote to the end customer. You also use the layout to create project calculations. After making the basic design, you remain involved, implement revisions, and increase the level of detail of the layout as the sales process approaches the final phase.

You work on multiple projects simultaneously and support the Sales Representatives in the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain. If necessary, you request modules from external suppliers - with the help of the Procurement department - such as compressors, box sealers, strappers, and conveyors. You also support the Sales Representatives and the Marketing department in creating sales support materials, such as brochures and materials for trade shows. Since the role and selling of sorting systems are internationally European oriented, visiting customers together with the Sales Representatives is certainly a possibility.

You are part of the Sales Support team in the Marketing and Sales department. In addition to you, this team includes another Proposal Engineer and Sales Representatives in the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain. The team is led by the Head of Sales, who is also your supervisor. You also work with colleagues from the Procurement department to request project modules from external suppliers based on the right specs.

If you enjoy working on varied projects and liaising with different parties to do this and find it challenging that all processes within the organisation are not yet optimally structured, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Proposal Engineer

On an enjoyable work day, you work on varied issues for a layout and discuss an interesting new project with the Sales Representative.

On a less enjoyable work day you have to deal with a lot of upcoming deadlines and unexpected work. It is important to prioritise your work well on days like this.

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  • 18:00
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Lunch
    • Working out lay-outs
    • Working out lay-outs
    • Executing project calculations
    • Go-ahead meeting with customer
    • Lunch
    • Consultation with Sales Representative
    • Executing project calculations
    • Updating administration
    • Attending brainstorming session with customer
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Working out lay-outs
    • Working out lay-outs
    • Consultation with Sales Representative
    • Working out lay-outs

Firsthand experience

You are working on a project to develop standard solutions for installations. How do you proceed?

In order to serve customers more efficiently, you think about how parts can be standardised and how you can develop standard solutions in this way. You will contribute to this by thinking about possibilities for this during your work, but you will also be offered various training sessions to expand your knowledge. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see what solutions ultimately look like for customers in the demo centre and, based on this, gather input for possible improvements.


EuroSort is currently growing rapidly, providing both horizontal and vertical career opportunities. EuroSort considers personal development very important. Consequently, there are many opportunities to attend training, education and courses. EuroSort is currently developing a training policy to make this more concrete.

Proposal Engineer

Working at EuroSort

EuroSort B.V. is specialised in the development and assembly of high volume sorting systems for various applications. Think of order processing, returns, counting and sorting by size, colour, type of products, e-commerce and cross docking. The company was founded in 2001 and believes in qualitative simplicity. Therefore, the sorting solutions are always simple, robust and made of high quality materials and components. This combination creates a system that optimises the work process and makes it more efficient, saves valuable floor space and improves and increases productivity.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Headquarters in 's-Graveland
  • Globally active, branches in the Netherlands, Spain and North America
  • 180 employees
  • Average age 45 years
  • Hybrid working in office positions
  • Safety workwear is mandatory in the warehouse and is provided by EuroSort


Sjoerd van Schie - Mechanical Installation Coordinator

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I already worked freelance for this company as an installation supervisor and was asked to do the coordination. It is a young dynamic company that is active worldwide: as a mechanic this gave me the opportunity to travel while working. In this way I gained some nice experiences and now I supervise the installations.

What was your previous job?
Freelance mechanic/assembly supervisor, elevator mechanic and animal caretaker.

What do you do in your spare time?

Wiebe de Jong - Manager TECH

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started as an intern (Engineer) when the company only had a few employees (almost nineteen years ago). The type of company has always given me opportunities to develop and grow in the organization. It has never been boring as the company and product continues to evolve. The company is always open to new ideas.

What did you study?
Mechanical engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hockey, Formula 1, enjoy drinks on a terrace and play sports.

Andre Meulman - PLC Software Engineer, Control department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
With a predilection for technology, I have always been looking for a working environment in which I have to deal with multiple techniques. At EuroSort, various systems come together in the control of the sorting installations. From controlling various sensors, actuators, motors and servo drives, to communication between different systems, such as servers, HMI and cameras.

What was your previous job?
PLC Software Engineer IA.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing water sports or hiking.

Marco Vonk - Purchaser

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started in 2011 as an Engineer at EuroSort. In addition, I did project-related purchases. Due to the dynamic growth of EuroSort, I have gradually started to concentrate and professionalize myself more in the field of purchasing. Partly because the organization feels great, from which we get satisfaction together, this is a huge stimulus to develop myself further and to keep the enthusiasm high. This is an advantage of EuroSort for me!

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