Controls Design Engineer

Location: Coventry

Mitutoyo’s MGT (Mitutoyo Gauging Technology) is the UK leader in bespoke solutions to the Metrology market with both UK and Global customers. Due to retirement we are seeking an experienced Controls Design Engineer to join our design team in MGT, based in the Coventry office.

From one-off fixtures to fully automated measurement systems, MGT meet the simplest or most complicated measurement challenge. MGT boasts a high profile customer base across the Aerospace, Automotive and Orthopaedic industries but also serve many other sectors.

Examples of the bespoke projects that MGT get involved in can be seen at our website by following this link: 


The Controls Design Engineer will focus on the design of Control Systems. You will work with our Controls Manager and alongside our Mechanical Design Engineers and Technicians on a daily basis as projects are taken from the initial concept through to testing and then delivery. This will encompass all activities throughout the design process including:

  • Understanding and interpreting customer requirements
  • The invention of novel ideas (concepts) to meet customer requirements
  • Critical appraisal of yours and others designs within the design team to ensure robustness of design
  • PLC software design using structured text in Siemens TIA Portal
  • Windows software design in C++
  • Electrical system design and layout using ePlan electrical software
  • Support of technicians in the assembly and testing of your designs
  • Work from documentation to create cables, build electrical units, build and test PC systems and occasionally wire cabinets  

Key requirements

  • You'll hold an HND/degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Have experience writing structured text software for PLC’s or C++
  • Have experience in electrical systems design
  • Experience of fault finding on electrical systems
  • Good general engineering understanding and knowledge
  • An aptitude for problem solving and the ability to develop solutions for complex problems
  • Effective communicator at both a technical and project level to all stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation skills and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Have excellent IT skills Desirable requirements
  • Have experience of CE or UKCA marking
  • Have experience of industrial networking (Profinet or other protocols)  

Employment Type

  • Permanent
  • Full time  

To apply for this position please contact MGT General Manager Simon Elliott at

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