Career Opportunity /  31 May 2022

Opportunity: Product Design Engineer

NatureMetrics is now seeking a Product Design Engineer to help develop a product range focused on rapid in-field methods to detect species from environmental samples.  

Deadline: 31 May 2022 - the deadline has passed.
Guilford - United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a high-performing and experienced professional product engineer to help develop an exciting new product range within an expanding science-based SME. This product range focuses on a new generation of rapid in-field methods to detect ecologically, economically, and pathogenically important species from environmental samples. The product range will have application across all business sectors such as conservation, extractives, utilities and infrastructure.

The role will involve running hardware development projects involving electronics design. This will include, but is not limited to, working on design modules, writing design specifications, specifying components, creating schematics, evaluating designs, prototyping assemblies, and prototype testing. The role will also involve supporting the wider Research & Development team during functional system testing on the new products they develop. This will include running test protocols, investigating and resolving issues, and reporting results.

NatureMetrics is a high growth SME leading the revolution in molecular biodiversity monitoring, enabling environmental managers to measure and monitor biodiversity with DNA-based tools. NatureMetrics has grown rapidly over the last five years and validated our technology in multiple industry sectors and regions of the world. We now have an exciting scale up plan backed by ambitious and supportive investors. We are a team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same.

There is no fixed deadline for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate.

Roles & responsibilities


  • Work with our research scientists to develop a new product range based on Isothermal Amplification and CRISPR mediated DNA/RNA detection
  • Engineering tasks required to progress the development of new products, in particular building & testing prototypes, supplier liaison, testing, firmware development support and testing, producing and managing specifications and other related documentation
  • Preparation of new and updated engineering documents relating to designs
  • Maintaining the Design History File for new and existing product designs
  • Managing the production of engineering documentation that will be generated in design for use in production


  • Engage closely with the Research and Development, and Product Development teams to seek out and develop new opportunities
  • Attend regular update meetings with the wider team
  • Update wider company, management or board on progress as required

Person Specification

Education & qualifications

  • A degree in Electronic Engineering or similar from an accredited University or HND

Specialist knowledge, skills & experience

  • Strong working knowledge and experience of electronics and systems
  • Highly PC literate, experienced in Word/Excel etc
  • Schematic and PCB CAD design experience/skills
  • Strong analytical, test and hardware debugging skills

Interpersonal & communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills are vital
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines

All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK.

Begin your application here.