Job Description

Location: Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8JR (20 minutes North of Bristol)
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 (depending on experience)

Hybrid working: 3 days per week onsite, 2 days from home (4.5 day working week)

Renishaw is a global leader in the design and development of metrology systems. We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Laser and Calibration Products Division (LCPD) at our global HQ in Wotton-under-Edge.

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer within Laser and Calibration, you’ll be involved in the engineering design of optical and electro-mechanical products, including laser interferometer measurement systems capable of sub-nanometre measurement accuracy. You'll be given the chance to impart your knowledge and be part of a small team of engineers, interfacing with new product and manufacturing teams on a variety of current products projects.



  • Evolving and maintaining product system designs which include precision optical, electronic and mechanical technology

  • Providing detailed verifiable design solutions, including mechanical drawings and supporting documentation

  • Designing and developing test rigs and processes to enable the manufacture of precision measurement equipment

  • Developing prototype testing and analysis of data to support the design

  • Investigating product performance issues, providing solutions to a timescale

  • Working closely with our manufacturing division to ensure best practice for manufacture and assembly

Key requirements

  • Educated to at least degree level in Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical subject

  • Previous experience in a similar mechanical design role, within a complex engineering environment

  • Expertise with Siemens NX or a similar CAD package for 3D to 2D design

Desirable requirements

  • A demonstrable interest or background in physics, particularly towards the design of optical systems and assemblies

  • Experience in mechanical draughting in a similar technical/engineering environment, and exposure to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • An interest in the semiconductor fabrication industry

Person specification

You’ll be immersed in engineering design and practical working activities relating to the development of optical and electro-mechanical products, so you’ll thrive on seeking solutions to both proactive and reactive engineering problems that arise. You’ll be comfortable working within a multi-disciplined team, who take both a practical and theoretical approach to projects.

Opportunities for career development and training

  • With us, you will be given the opportunity to elevate your skills in a highly focused engineering environment where quality is central 

  • You will broaden your knowledge of metrology products and network within this field

  • An opportunity to achieve chartered engineer status with a job-related professional institute


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 hybrid working 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.

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Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6923 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Open)


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