Job Description

Renishaw's Additive Manufacturing Product Division focuses on the development and production of additive manufacturing (AM) systems and solutions. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary manufacturing process that creates objects layer by layer using digital design data. There is an opportunity for a Lead Electronics Design Engineer to join the Optical, Software, Electronics, Electrical Controls & Instrumentation systems team within AM, based at our headquarters in Wotton-under-Edge.  


You’ll have a primary focus on the design and support of existing and next generation electronics for Additive Manufacturing machines with a focus on performance, robustness, in-field-maintenance, and scalability. You’ll bring your extensive knowledge of electronics hardware design, validation and troubleshooting into these complex electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems at Renishaw. 



  • Development of electronics hardware, including schematic capture and PCB design, particularly relating to analogue, digital communication, industrial I/O, power, motor control and signal processing. 

  • Development of microcontroller firmware, explicitly using the STM32 Arm-Cortex series. 

  • Perform low-level troubleshooting and diagnosis.  

  • Collaborating with the embedded software, electrical design, and mechanical hardware design teams. 

  • Capturing, analysing, and documenting critical technical design requirements, producing test documents, and developing prototypes for test. 

  • Implementing on-machine hardware and software to enable greater levels of diagnostics to improve self-sufficiency for both the field service engineers and end-users.

Key requirements

  • Technical engineering background, preferably with experience in the design of complex electro-opto-mechanical machines. A degree in a technical discipline (mechanical, electrical or machine automation) would be desirable. 

  • Demonstrable design, simulation and verification experience and delivery in circuit schematic capture and PCB layout. 

  • Highly conversant in implementing advanced microcontrollers and delivery of firmware in C. 

  • An aptitude for problem solving. 

  • Solid communicator, able to convey complex ideas with ease. 


Desirable requirements 

  • Experience in electronic simulation with tools such as LTSpice.

  • Experience with Zuken for electronic circuit design.

  • Applied working experience in high bandwidth opto-electronics. 

  • Knowledge of industrial communications protocols such as EtherCAT and IO-Link 


Person specification 


In this role, you’ll think like a conceptual engineer, with a high attention to detail. You’ll be someone who takes a methodical and systematic approach to problem solving, collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team. You’ll thrive on delivering results, being able to demonstrate clear success in delivering to plan in the past. 


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 Homeworking 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.

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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.
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Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6060 Lead Electronics Design Engineer (Open)


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