Job Description

Salary up to £45,000 depending on experience

Hybrid working 2-3 days/week onsite in Wotton-under-Edge

Renishaw design and manufacture high quality metrology instrumentation and control systems. Due to current demand, we are continuing to develop innovative products requiring further support and maintenance of all aspects of design including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and development.

The PCB Design role is to work within a busy, vibrant PCB design environment, creating new and maintaining existing PCB designs and assemblies using the current Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, and operating with Renishaw PCB processes to support our in-house manufacturing. The role will include the creation of complete PCB design packages including the design data, fabrication, and assembly drawings and all supporting design files. There will be a need to review manufacturing requests and liaise with both external and in-house manufacturing to resolve related issues.

The main role of the PCB designer will be to develop PCB designs which will include creating and checking associated design documentation and working with others in the PCB design team to support this. The role will require regular contact with electronic designers and production engineers and will also require that the library data and processes be reviewed and maintained to ensure a high quality of design integrity. It is anticipated that the PCB designer is capable of timely and swift design creation and maintenance as many of the designs are used within a dynamic environment for both prototype and production products.

The position offers an opportunity to develop PCB designs to suit a variety of products which includes both rigid and flexi board designs, multiple layer count, high performance and both analogue and digital designs within a research and development environment. Working with defined best practice procedures and maintaining an understanding of the latest technology, the PCB designer will be required to work closely with other engineers to develop the world’s leading products for metrology.


  • Develop PCB designs supporting new and maintaining current products.

  • Creating complete design packages to include all PCB design data.

  • Read, understand and interpret engineering drawings & electronic circuit symbols.

  • Create single image and panelised designs reflecting in-house manufacturing rules.

  • Review and check design data to ensure production standards are maintained.

  • Working confidently and liaising with PCB and project design team members.

  • Understand, review and develop processes to enhance and support PCB design.

  • Provide efficient placement and routing analysis for design consideration.

Key requirements

  • HNC Engineering or equivalent

  • Experience of designing with high-speed digital design, analogue or complex circuits, including fine pitch components (BGA) and high pin count devices

  • Experience of working within an engineering design environment

  • Ability to work to predefined time scales and deadlines.

  • Understanding electronic design documentation (schematic and layout definitions)

  • Familiarity of PCB fabrication and assembly processes

  • Understanding of Design for Manufacture / Test (DFM, DFT)

  • An interest in electronics and detailed PCB design

  • PC literate and familiar with Microsoft office

Desirable requirements

  • Familiarity and use of Zuken or Altium EDA tools

  • Understanding of Product Data Management (PDM) systems

  • An understanding of electronic circuits and components

  • PCB routing for impedance control, power planes and signal integrity

  • Experience of EMC requirements for PCB design

  • Knowledge of UL, FCC and CE certification

  • Knowledge and ability to work to IPC standards.

  • Keeping up to date with design tools and methods

  • CID(+)

Person specification

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they have excellent skills in accuracy, attention to detail and a logical approach to problem solving. The individual should have good communication skills, both written and verbal and be able to work well within a team environment having the ability to work to predefined time scales and be able to complete assignments with minimal distraction.


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.

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:

R6491 PCB Designer (Open)


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