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Principal R&D Engineer

Job Title: Principal R&D Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo
REF: 91578
Job Published: 25 days ago

Job Description

Contact: Bimi Felix
Telephone: 086 8395533

Principal R&D Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Mayo are currently looking to recruit a Principal R&D Engineer for their site.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Representing the product development function in cross-functional product commercialisation teams from Front End Innovation through to Commercial Launch.
  • Design and development of new products, including concept development, high-level design feasibility, prototype development, detailed design, test method development, design verification/validation, shelf-life determination and product commercialisation.
  • Application of both new and existing technologies, materials and processes to deliver the optimum product design ensuring the establishment of excellent standards of performance.
  • Liaising with clinicians and with customers to understand their needs and to therefore optimize product functionality and performance.
  • Preparation of technical documentation in accordance with regulatory and design control requirements and with the company's development processes.
  • Developing a high level of understanding of internal customer requirements.
  • Conducting sophisticated analysis of data and developing detailed reports documenting results, conclusions and recommendations

  • An honours Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related discipline is required.
  • A technical Master Degree or PhD in a related discipline is required.
  • Project Management experience is required
Length of experience
  • A minimum of 12 years product development in medical device design is required.

Specialized skills/technical knowledge
Product Design Experience
  • Significant experience in medical device design principals, material selection, design concept validation and test method development.
  • Deep understanding of existing and new technology (design and material) areas, industry trends, and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to generate prototypes and product samples for basic through advanced level prototyping.
  • Expert knowledge of prototyping methods.
Medical Device Regulations
  • Experience of working under medical device design controls, with proven knowledge of design verification/validation and design/process FMEAs.
  • An advanced understanding of medical device quality systems, biomaterial safety and external regulatory requirements.
Design for Manufacture
  • An advanced and broad understanding of manufacturing processes and product/process relationships and process qualification.
  • Deep understanding of interaction and independency of the products design, materials and manufacturing process.
Project Management and Team Participation
  • Strong initiative and follow through in executing project responsibilities, overcoming obstacles and balancing multiple priorities effectively through strong technical and/or project leadership experience.
  • A demonstrated track-record of being part of successful cross-functional product development teams.
  • Advanced understanding of financial analysis and impacts related to business case, product development and strategic objectives (e.g., cost of goods sold, gross margin, NPV, IRR etc.).
Other key competencies include:
  • Advanced problem solving, decision making and root cause analysis skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Advanced ability to translate customer/business needs into product concepts and prototypes
  • Advanced ability to search, read, interpret, understand and gain insights from patent documents. An advanced understanding of the legal process for protecting intellectual property.
  • Ability to coach, teach and mentor others in areas of technical expertise. Demonstrate technical leadership in areas of technical competency.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and CAD software.

For further information on this Principal R&D Engineer role in Mayo please contact Bimi Felix on 086 8395533 /

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