Robotics Engineer (Electrical Bias)

Deadline for applications Sunday 2 May 2021.


BladeBUG is an ambitious clean-tech company based in London developing robotics to inspect, maintain and repair offshore wind turbines. Our mission is to accelerate the sustainable green energy transition through the use of robotics and automation to enhance both sustainability and quality of employment through provision of safe and upskilled working.

In October 2020 our robot performed the world's first robotic bladewalk on an offshore turbine and in 2021 we are expanding our team to meet the increased interest and demand for our products and services. Like many tech companies, we started small, but we now have the opportunity to develop our team and become a diverse and representative organisation.

We are a friendly and transparent team working to create a productive and diverse culture based on trust. We offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and a great environment.

The Role

As a robotics engineer, you’ll be working alongside software, electrical, and mechanical engineers to develop a fully integrated robotic solution. Focusing on the electrical systems, you’ll be developing electronics to work with new tools for performing detailed inspections and repairs of wind turbine blades, and improving the existing electrical systems with added reliability, robustness and resistance to offshore environments.

You’ll be working with mechanical, electrical and software engineers who you can learn from and who no doubt will learn from you. You will be expected to:

  • Design electronic schematics, PCB layouts and mechanical drawings for manufacture
  • Build and bring-up of new prototype hardware: soldering, testing, and debugging of new PCBs
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the appropriate software and hardware required
  • Create and maintain technical documentation
  • Demonstrate working systems and thoroughly test them to establish their operational limits
  • Working on the design, prototyping, build and testing of the full robot system
  • Assist with assembling the robot and sub-systems for testing during development
  • Integrate robotics with peripherals, such as grinders, paint rollers, inspection equipment, IMUs, torque sensors or other equipment
  • Assist with robot capabilities and functionality i.e. tools, optimisation etc
  • Attend and conduct field trials and customer demonstrations

Who we're looking for

We are looking for someone who has a passion for robotics and wants to see their hard work have a positive change on the environment.


  • Graduate in electrical or mechatronics engineering or another engineering discipline with a strong electrical engineering component
  • Two years electrical design experience, although exceptional candidates with practical experience and a willingness to learn will also be considered
  • Hands-on experience of robotics and/or drones
  • Experience designing and assembling PCBs
  • Fault finding experience on PCBs and hardware debugging
  • Able to communicate clearly and understand complex technical details
  • Experience with robotics, sensors and systems using C++ and ROS
  • Organised, professional and able to balance multiple priorities
  • A passion for design with good analytical skills and the ability to liaise across engineering disciplines


  • Knowledge and experience with: SLAM, computer vision, point clouds, GNU/Linux
  • Experience in workshop tools and CNC equipment for rapid prototyping and development (laser cutting, 3D printing (FDM, SLS), CNC routing etc.)
  • Familiar with compliance to the Machinery Directive, the Low Voltage Directive and CE certification
  • Exposure to Six Sigma,lean manufacturing, or equivalents

What we offer

You will be joining us early in the formation of the engineering team giving you the ability to shape the technology, tools, processes and culture of the company.

Key Benefits

  • This is a full time position has a salary range of £40 to £45k dependent on experience
  • Twenty-five days a year holiday
  • Pension contributions
  • Flexible working hours and locations to help everyone be their most productive
  • Training and support for professional development including mentoring for chartering and areas outside of your core role

Additional Perks

  • The opportunity to play an integral role in building a company in a high growth, sustainable industry
  • Regular team socials (we specialise in our own pizza dough making!)
  • This role will continue to grow and develop with the company
  • A vibrant workspace shared with other innovative hardware companies in the heart of London Bridge
  • Regular travel around the UK (and potentially further) to test robots on operating wind turbines

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and what you believe you can bring to the team to

At this stage of our company growth, we cannot offer relocation or visa sponsorship and you must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

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