Engineering senior cover letter

This free sample cover letter for a senior engineer has an accompanying engineering senior sample resume to help you put together a winning job application.


Richard Stevens
523 Jones Road
Brisbane Qld 4000
T: (07) 3822 1111
M: 0406 246 246
E: [email protected]


Ms Abigail Lawton

Chief Executive Officer
Clever Engineering Ltd
Westview Road
Brisbane Qld 4000


Dear Ms Lawton

Re: Director of Electrical Systems, REF564

Please accept this letter and the accompanying resume as my application for the above position advertised on

I have over 17 years experience working as an electrical engineer during which time I have honed my expertise in automated test systems and used it to the advantage of the companies I have worked for. Since graduating in 1989, I have played a significant role in increasing my employers' profitability by improving the efficiency and safety aspects of the many products I have worked on. For example, I have saved my current employer over $23 million.

Completing an MBA in 1991 helped develop my skills in managing projects and people, and my success as Chief Standards Engineer, and subsequent promotion to Chief R&D Engineer, for Advanced Technologies demonstrates that I am able to foster good working relationships with employees and develop stimulating working environments resulting in the successful completion of projects. I have also completed professional development courses in people management which would be invaluable in the position of Director of Electrical Systems. I have received training in ISO 9001 engineering procedures and implemented and enforced these procedures at Advanced Technologies. The procedures are still successfully applied in all of Advanced Technologies' operations today. I look forward to the opportunity of putting this knowledge and experience to good use as director of Clever Engineering's electrical systems.

I have been a member of Engineers Australia firstly as a student engineer and as a full member after I achieved Chartered Engineer status in 2001. I have been a member of both APESMA and the Australian Institute of Management for over 15 years. I believe these memberships enhance my technical and personal skills as an engineer as my membership helps me sustain existing and new professional relationships and provides plenty of opportunities for professional development.

I am excited about the chance of working for Clever Engineering as I have admired the company since I first started studying electrical engineering. I am very interested in being involved in the production of your market-leading products, particularly the new energy efficient systems that were released at the beginning of 2008.

I look forward to the opportunity of discussing my application with you further at interview and how I can significantly contribute to the ongoing success of Clever Engineering.

Yours sincerely

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Richard Stevens

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