At Southern Scientific we’re passionate about our work, customers, people and our culture. We are a specialist supplier of radiation detection equipment for the Nuclear, Medical, Security, Defence, Industrial & Research sectors and are continually striving to be the very best at what we do through delivering the highest quality products and an exceptional service.

We aim to create a positive work culture for all employees and our collaborative, close-knit team naturally demonstrate the values which the Group has been built on:

  • Passionate and Driven
  • Everyone is accountable
  • Respectful and Inclusive
  • Family Atmosphere
  • Efficient
  • Customer focused
  • Trustworthy

Benefits such as our annual Center Parcs trip for staff and families and days out to the races have been identified as particular highlights for our staff, helping to foster positive working relationships in a sociable setting.

Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Please see current opportunities below.

Nuclear & Industrial Sales Engineer (UK-based)

The Role

We are looking for a candidate to join our team as a Sales Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing sales team. You will cover part of the Nuclear and Industrial sector where you’ll be responsible for a range of instruments and ideally be located within commutable distance of our office in Henfield. Our product portfolio is wide and it covers a broad range of applications from health physics to environmental monitoring systems.

As a Sales Engineer, you will help the team to increase product sales by visiting universities, industrial and nuclear sites and providing solutions to different client applications. While the role is predominantly UK based, there will be an element of foreign travel required to fulfil the role.

You will also work closely with other departments and the product manufacturers to develop the customer base, increasing awareness of your products and providing an excellent customer experience from start to finish.

You will be provided with a company car, laptop, and mobile phone to assist you in your role, along with the necessary training and support to become the best you can be.


  • Keep current and future customers happy and satisfied with our services;
  • Provide support and product information to customers from a wide range of markets (including, but not limited to: nuclear power, defence, universities, radiation protection, mining and water companies);
  • Identify and contact prospective customers via telephone, email, on-site visits and exhibitions;
  • Regular travel to customer sites to nurture customer relationships;
  • Discover and develop new opportunities in the assigned sector;
  • Keep customer records accurate and up to date using the Company CRM, including brief reports of all visits;
  • Attending and presenting at trade shows both with colleagues and individually;

The above list is not exhaustive and, as such, you may be required to undertake other duties as appropriate.



  • Scientific and/or technical background
    (either a degree related to Physics, Chemistry or Electronics, or relevant industrial experience)
  • Comfortable working with ionising radiation, and visiting nuclear licensed sites
  • Personable and professional approach
  • Well-organized
  • Good presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with regular business travel, including spending time away from home
  • Self-driven and independent
  • Competent with Microsoft Office
  • Full UK driving license 


  • Knowledge of (or interest in) nuclear physics, radiation protection and/or electronics
  • Experience in the nuclear and/or electronics industries
  • Proven track record in a sales role 


  • Uncapped commission structure and potential sales bonus based upon sales achievements
  • Holiday – Bank holidays plus 24 days (increasing over service) + additional day off over Christmas
  • UK team building weekend at Center Parcs for employee, their partner and families to attend.
  • Private medical insurance with BUPA
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Scottish Widows pension scheme
  • Death in service policy
  • Holiday home availability for staff
  • Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

To apply

Please apply by completing the application form on our website or submitting your CV to along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Southern Scientific and why you’re the ideal candidate for this role!