Current Vacancies

Electrical Engineer
West London
£32k – £35k

Surface Measurement Systems (SMS) is a technological market leading manufacturer of advanced scientific instruments for solids characterisation. Foundered by Professor Daryl Williams of Imperial College, the company are looking to recruit a graduate Electrical Engineer to join their research and development team in mid-year 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing SME company who achieved a record year in 2019, are based in West London, with offices in the USA and Asia. SMS instruments are used to characterise all types of solid-state materials from pharmaceutical powders to aircraft composites and are used by 100’s of the world’s leading companies and universities including NASA, IBM, Google, MIT, Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca and Imperial College.

The Role:

As an Electrical Engineer in research and development you will be required to:

  • Create electrical designs for new scientific instruments and precision measurement systems
  • Develop new PCB electronic designs and make modifications to existing PCB designs
  • Work in a small team creating world class research tools whose performance requirements necessitate the highest standards of electronic performance and design ingenuity
  • Collaborate with engineers, scientists and our customers to create and innovate new electronics and electrical components for our instruments
  • Provide technical support for both customers and colleagues

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a degree educated Electrical Engineer:

  • Good knowledge of C and or C++ as used in a firmware environment
  • PCB layout experience including designing for low noise and EMC compliance
  • Experience of RTOS such as FreeRTOS
  • Analog electrical design for sensor interfacing, including precision low noise experience
  • Excellent communicator at all levels


  • £32k – £35k (depending on experience)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • To be a part of a growing global company
  • 22 Days Annual Leave & Statutory Holidays

Equal Opportunities:

  • Surface Measurement Systems Ltd is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community including overseas nationals

How to Apply:

Closing date for applicants: December 21st 2020