Job Description

Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Location: Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8JR
Hybrid working: 3 days on site, 2 days from home (4.5 day working week)

At Renishaw, our patented touch trigger probe technology was first employed to measure intricate components for Concorde engines; today (and many iterations later) our products are the benchmark in high precision engineering for manufacturing hundreds of everyday items like mobile phones and laptops through to car and aircraft parts. There’s a good chance our probes were involved in the production of the device you are reading this text on. 

As part of the Machine Tool Products Division (MPD), we’re looking for a Lead Electronic Design Engineer to join a talented team currently responsible for the electronics design of new machine tool products which contribute to the improvement in accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of machining processes across the globe. You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team interfacing with various departments such as marketing, project management, mechanical & software design, and test & production engineering across all project phases from concept to product delivery.

You’ll also interact with and mentor other engineers, graduates, and apprentices within the group, through activities such as participating in design reviews across the wider company.

You’ll find opportunities to be involved in research and development projects to put yourself at the forefront of new product design. Quality is paramount at Renishaw and the company investment R&D reflects this.


  • Develop new products, working with project managers and product managers to define agreed product specifications and deliver designs to meet those specifications

  • Work with the team to optimise the interaction between electronics, mechanical and software components in all designs

  • Take ownership of the delivery of electronics designs that meet targets for product performance, quality, cost, and timescale and which are suitable for transfer to production, considering design for assembly and test

  • Understand and comply with the company’s new product introduction process, working with cross-functional teams to optimise the release of new designs to production

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and allocate time appropriately, in collaboration with the project manager, to meet deadlines for delivery

  • Keep abreast of current technology and develop innovative processes and design solutions which can be patented by the company

Key requirements

  • Qualified to Degree/HND level in electronics engineering with demonstrable industry experience in a complex engineering environment

  • Demonstrable expertise in electronics design

  • Understanding of low power circuit design techniques

  • Experience using modelling tools such as LT SPICE

  • Expertise in and experience with ECAD system tools

  • Practical experience of designing circuits with microprocessors, microcontrollers, and FPGAs

Desirable requirements

  • Expertise in Analogue Electronics design

  • Designing for electromagnetic compatibility

  • Practical experience of working on 2.4GHz RF circuits

  • Use of Altium and/or Zuken CR Tools

  • Knowledge of an embedded software language

Person specification

As the successful candidate in this role, you’ll have an enquiring mind and be open to discussing new developments, provide support to the wider team and be enthusiastic and knowledgeable in developing new products for this exciting area of Renishaw.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybridworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6553 Lead Electronics Design Engineer (Open)


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