Job Description

Renishaw is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design/Development Engineer to join the Current Product design team in Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG). The role will include all aspects of the design process, from initial concept through to finished product.

Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) is an emerging technology that builds parts in layers using a high powdered laser to fuse fine metallic powder to form the finished object and is set to transform the way components and assemblies are made in fields as diverse as orthopaedic implants and component manufacture in aerospace.  Renishaw’s involvement in this exciting technology presents an excellent opportunity to be part of this manufacturing revolution.


  • 3D design and 2D drawing creation to BS8888

  • Development of prototype system components in line with product development requirements

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

  • Working with quality and engineering teams to investigate product performance issues, providing solutions to a timescale

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

  • Prepare reports and specifications

  • Complete requirements for the change management process to allow swift introductions


Key requirements

  • Educated to at least degree level in Mechanical Engineering or similar related engineering degree (2:1 or above)

  • The ability to demonstrate achievements in the design of machined components and assemblies

  • The ability to communicate design solutions to levels suitable for knowledge transfer

  • A full and valid UK driving licence and the willingness and ability to travel to other AM division sites across the country for project work


Desirable requirements

  • Expertise in the use of 3D CAD, preferably Siemens NX

  • Familiarity with core analytical analysis techniques, such as degree level applied maths, six sigma etc.

  • An aptitude for design suitable for assembly and test

  • An appreciation of control systems requirements

  • An appreciation for the application of compliance standards to industrial machinery

  • An aptitude for problem solving

  • Programming experience in MATLAB or LabVIEW would be beneficial

  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, with the ability to adapt to new software quickly


Opportunities for career development and training:

  • CAD training

  • Machine tool training

  • Product training

  • Renishaw professional development courses


Person specification

As a Senior Mechanical Design/Development Engineer you’ll demonstrate a practical approach to design, be excited by having to solve complex engineering problems with attention to detail. You’ll thrive working as part of a multi‑disciplined team where output is subject to team scrutiny and communicating effectively will be key.

Hybrid working

You’ll be based at our Miskin manufacturing site where you’ll have options for hybrid working, predominately working 3 days in the office and 2 days from home per week. We also have a variable working pattern in place, where you can work a 4.5-day week and have a half day on a Friday.


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 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.
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:

R6812 Senior Mechanical Design/Development Engineer (Open)


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