Job Description

Here at Renishaw, we’re currently recruiting for a Senior Product Safety & Compliance Officer to join the central Group Operations division, based at our Global HQ in New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge (GL12 8JR). The role offers hybrid working, where you can expect to be on-site a minimum of 2 days per week.

In this role, as part of the Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance team, you’ll help us to manage our business risks by applying our safety and regulatory compliance processes across all Renishaw engineering designs. You’ll be working mainly with product divisions in the UK, but the role could also involve exposure to Renishaw subsidiaries overseas and across the wider group.

As experts in this area, the team work internally with all our engineering designs, making sure they are safe and legal for internal use or sale to our customers, as well as having access to global markets.


  • Run and review the Product Regulatory Compliance Checklist template and improve the process for a wide range of Renishaw designs

  • Provide subject matter expertise for a technical/engineering area

  • Interpreting regulatory documents and technical standards, and assessing their impact on Renishaw and its products

  • Compiling compliance submissions & annual reports

  • Review and classify hazardous components for inclusion in design

  • Contribute to Global Regulatory Matrix knowledgebase improvement and population

  • Contribute to the Reactive Product Safety process

  • Keep abreast of product safety and compliance research and updates in your area of expertise

  • Contribute to internal communications of product safety and compliance updates, championing this business-wide

  • Authoring and reviewing team process documents to ensure continuous improvement

  • Training and mentoring internal customers in key team processes e.g. Compliance checklist, Risk Assessment, Machinery EHSRs

Key requirements

  • An eye for detail, especially in written English

  • Ability to learn quickly to become the subject matter expert for some of these areas of regulation: Safety of Machinery, Electrical, Pressure, Lifting Equipment, Radio, Risk Assessment, User information, Product Marking, Optical Radiation

  • Knowledge of a broad range of technical subjects encompassing Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical equipment designs, this is usually through having Technical / engineering degree level or equivalent, or relevant, demonstrable experience

  • Able to work independently

Desirable requirements

  • Experience of equipment design processes

  • Exposure to health and safety / safety engineering

  • Involvement in risk assessing / FMEAs / Route-Cause Analysis

  • Knowledge of regulatory processes and requirements e.g. CE marking

  • Experience of applying technical safety standards e.g. EN 61010

  • Knowledge or experience of Machinery Safety and associated regulations

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and EN ISO 13849 or IEC 61508

  • Knowledge or experience of Optical radiation safety including application of IEC 60825 and EN ISO 11553

  • Awareness of Cyber security

Person specification

As a Senior Product Safety and Compliance Officer at Renishaw, you’ll be someone who has a keen eye for detail, you’ll thrive on collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams at various level throughout an organisation, whilst working within a close-knit team. You’ll also need to be able to learn quickly and have an enthusiasm for all things technical and making our equipment safer. The position would suit someone with an Engineering or Science background but Legal, Quality, Technical Author and Health & Safety backgrounds will also be considered with great interest.


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:

R6646 Senior Product Safety & Compliance Officer (Open)


Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply