Our team comes from all over the world, recruited from Cambridge's world famous technology community. We work in an open plan office that encourages spontaneous interaction and collaboration. Our laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment. We have a kitchen with fruit, snacks and decent coffee - where all the best conversations take place.  Our goal: an environment that fosters technical creativity.

As a team we work and play together in many different ways, but the common theme that describes us is a love of using technology to solve real life problems for people.  

Electronics

from low power, low cost to power electronics for drives and actuators.

Mechanical Design

from Proof of Concept to Design for Manufacture.

Firmware

embedded firmware, IoT applications.

Fundamental Science

physicists develop custom solutions from fundamental principles.

Meet a Selection of Our Team

Mark England

CEO

Mark is a recognised expert in all aspects of metering and has been at Sentec for over 22 years, driving the company from start-up through to its current integration within Xylem.
With Mark’s leadership and technical knowledge, Sentec has developed a holistic understanding of the full product lifecycle, from conception through development, IP protection, manufacturing, and revenue growth. This allows Sentec to focus on solving the right problem, in the simplest way, with the appropriate technology. Invention only when necessary.
Capable of riding at up to 3.9W/kg he can be found on top of some of Europe's highest mountain passes. Equally at home on the flat country roads of Cambridge or the indoor E racing world of Zwift, Mark only has one speed – flat out!
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Hilary Meanwell

Technical Director

Hilary is our Technical Director and has been with Sentec almost 10 years. Hilary and our team of Physicists are the starting point for developing innovative products from first principles, using theory, modelling software and experimentation to ensure deep understanding of a problem before finding solutions. Sentec's Mechanical and Electronics teams then transform concepts into practical products. Brainstorms with multi-discipline teams are a key part of our innovation process - internally and together with clients.
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Dave Healy

Senior Engineering Director

Dave is our Senior Engineering Director and has been with Sentec for over 14 years. As a physicist, Dave has been involved in the development of many of the successful products Sentec have developed, including the Sensus electricity, gas and water meters. With a wealth of expertise in flow modelling, electro-optics, lasers, meter manufacture and the metering standards, Dave brings a breadth of knowledge to Sentec.  Dave will also be entering his 32nd season of competitive field hockey, so doesn’t walk upright until Tuesdays.
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Joe Adam

Principal Hardware Engineer

Joe has been with Sentec for over 12 years after graduating from MIT and Cambridge University. Joe’s team have been instrumental in designing electronics used in products made in the millions. Low power and wireless comms are specialities. As an accomplished bass player, this is Joe playing the oscilloscope.
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Alex Frost

Principal Software Engneer

Alex is our Principal Software Engineer and has been with Sentec for nearly 10 years. Alex and team are responsible for much of the metrology code running on Sensus metering products. Alex uses 3 screens, 12 red keys and a degree from Cambridge.
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Mark Farley

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Mark is our Principal Manufacturing Engineer and has been with Sentec for over 8 years. By leading numerous manufacturing Due Diligence projects, Mark enables Sentec to understand state of the art manufacturing strategy on a global stage. Mark also looks after GridKey, our collaboration with Lucy Electric and runs bespoke equipment development projects for manufacturing lines. - 10kV HiPOT test equipment anyone?
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Matt Boxall

Technology Developer and Watermark Champion

Matt has been with Sentec for 3 years. As a Mechanical Engineer Matt will undertake a number of multidiscipline projects simultaneously. His roles cover the whole range of product development: concept generation in team brainstorms; teardown of similar products; iterative prototype building and testing using our fully equipped machine shop and 3D printers; high volume injection molded part design using 3D CAD; design and build of production equipment; and conducting product validation testing.  Matt also champions Sentec’s social responsibility activities within the Xylem Watermark initiative. His role involves liaising with local ecology bodies to enable all Sentec staff to do at least 8 hours per year of water related ecology work. Matt is our go to person for sustainability issues and advice.  
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Shaw Fox

Operations Director

Shaw is our Operations Director and works to ensure the smooth running of the Sentec facility, getting the right resources deployed in terms of people, money and time. Typically, engineers spend their days either activley delivering on projects for clients, working with the business development team by becoming 'segment experts' or working on an internal innovation. With project durations from days to years, a multidisciplined team and the requirement to retain state of the art technology know-how, Shaw's day to day life is a plate spinners dream. Outside of work, Shaw is decarbonising his life with a home battery, electric car, electric bike, rooftop solar, 5 mechanical wristwatches and 17 human powered bicycles.
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Vincenzo Piazza

Principal Physicist

Vincenzo leads our Physics team. With a background in semiconductors, optics and microscopy, he gained a wide range of experience from working at a senior level in academia to founding a company developing electronic equipment for free flight.Vincenzo has been with Sentec since 2017 and has been working on both hardware and software projects, helping Sentec develop a range of valuable intellectual property along the way.
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Watermark

Watermark is the name given to the Xylem charitable mission to provide and protect safe water resources for communities around the world and educate people about water issues. At Sentec every employee is offered 8 hours per year to work on water issues.

Our History

2001

Spinout #3 Polatis

2003

Spinout #6 Casient

2005

Flow Sensor License

2006

1 Millionth Electricity Meter

2011

Gridkey Collaboration

2012

1 Millionth Water Meter

2015

Purchase by Sensus

2016

Purchase by Xylem

2017

5 Millionth Water Meter

Get In Touch

+44 1223 303800
info@sentec.co.uk
Sentec Ltd, 5 The Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG
  • +44 1223 303800
  • info@sentec.co.uk
  • Sentec Ltd, 5 The Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG