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As R&D projects become more complex, project owners develop greater dependence on attracting a qualified and capable workforce. Those with specialist, in-depth knowledge form a very small talent pool – it’s the pool we draw from exclusively for our clients.

Spencer Ogden delivers tailored solutions to fulfil all your contract and permanent recruitment needs across the following sectors:
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Embedded Software
  • Hardware/Firmware
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Project/Programme Management
  • MFG Planning / Project Engineering
  • Sales
  • QA & Continuing Improvement
  • NPI & Product Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Procurement


The R&D sector plays an essential part of the engineering process and is a sector that continues to attract substantial investment across the UK.

Technology has simultaneously revolutionised the way we think, work and play, and the need for innovation is at the heart of R&D.

As a function, it has created a strong demand for talent with an innovative skillset. It is from this unique talent pool where fresh inventive ideas originate and further propel the sector to reach new heights.

The UK has been at the forefront of some of the most influential technological improvements in modern history. It is a country that has a supportive government, flexible labor market and a strong willingness to invest in new infrastructure. To support the growth of this market, our team monitors our talent network, keeping in touch so when a suitable role arises, we know who to call. Our business is based on successful, long-term relationships and when it comes to finding high-calibre candidates, our dynamic global network puts us in the driving seat.

Giving you the advantage in recruitment

Here at Spencer Ogden R&D, our team offers industry specific services to large international engineering companies as well as unique SME clients. Our consultants bring expertise into every stage of the product life cycle, and have the understanding to know the challenges our clients face. Each consultant spends time understanding the sector which in turn enables them to challenge clients about their needs for each role ensuring we find the right candidate first time.

Timely, effectively project delivery is our core focus. Our careful and diligent recruitment process will acquire the correct candidates with job roles that fulfil clients’ extensive requirements. A centralised project team based in one of our 16 global offices, combined with expert contractor care provide additional reassurance for all of our clients. From clearance issues to payroll or accommodation, it’s all covered.

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FPGA Engineer
  • Job type Contract
  • Location England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
  • Salary £42 - £52 per hour
  • Description A young company who is working with a giant within the electronics industry is seeking an FPGA Engineer to join their development team. You will be working with next-generation hardware to help
PCB Design Engineer - Contract
  • Job type Contract
  • Location England, Surrey
  • Salary £30 - £35 per hour
  • Description A client who is a leader in the space industry is looking for a PCB Design Engineer who has a high level of expertise and proven experience with Cadstar. You will be working in a small Team with other
Junior Application Developer [Cloud Platform]
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location Hong Kong
  • Salary HK$20000 - HK$30000 per month
  • Description The client is a tier one innovative IT company within an established industry. With a brand which is recognized for its excellence in advanced technology, this is definitely an organisation that you
Senior Firmware Engineer
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location USA, New Hampshire, Somersworth
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description Responsibilities: *Develop firmware functional specifications and requirements documentation for new products *Contribute cost estimates and schedules for firmware development tasks *Develop unit and