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Optical Design Engineer



7d ago

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Engineering
  • Worcester
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  • Key requirements:
  • A good working knowledge of optical physics and/or Raman spectroscopy
  • Degree in physics, or relevant scientific / numerate discipline
  • Desirable requirements:
  • MSc or PhD in Optics / Photonics /Physics / Raman spectroscopy
  • Experience using Raman spectroscopy or other spectroscopy equipment and software
  • Person specification:
  • The ideal applicant will be self-motivated, organised, and have an attention to detail in their work. They must be able to multi-task, prioritise, and deliver to deadlines. Good problem-solving skills, numeracy and computer literacy are essential. They require good communication skills and must be able to engage in technical/scientific conversation with team members and customers.


  • Working with the design team to develop and test new cutting-edge Raman instrumentation
  • Defining and conducting system and sample testing
  • Planning and conducting experiments as part of the instrument design process
  • Providing technical content for marketing literature, including videos, webinars, and written literature

Leading engineering and scientific technologies company #applyinnovation

Manufacturing & Electronics
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Mission & Purpose

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print'​ parts from metal powder. The Renishaw Group currently has 80 offices in 36 countries, with over 5,000 employees, of which over 3,000 people are employed within the UK. The majority of the company's R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK and for the year ended June 2019, Renishaw achieved sales of £574 million of which 94% was due to exports. The company's largest markets are USA, China, Japan and Germany.

Culture & Values

  • Be innovative and challenge convention

  • Always act with integrity

  • Inspire each other, our customers and our wider communities

  • Be fully involved and support each other in contributing to the success of Renishaw and our communities


  • Company pension scheme

    9% employer contribution. Pension salary sacrifice options are also available

  • Life assurance ​

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

    Salary sacrifice scheme to support cycling to work​

  • Hybrid working

  • 25 days annual leave including Company days

    Additional days are accrued for long service (5 years+). Option to buy up to one weeks' leave per year. *Company Days (3 or 4 days) are holidays that must be taken over Christmas and New Year to enable sites to be closed ​