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Senior R&D Engineer

Job Title: Senior R&D Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Westmeath
Industry:
REF: 85233
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Senior R&D Engineer

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

As our Senior R&D Engineer you will be primarily responsible for leading R&D projects and ensuring successful and timely completion of technical development and PDP deliverables. In addition you will support Manager Development Engineering, Chief Engineer and R&D Teams to understand technical landscapes and articulate the technical aspects of projects.

Key Accountabilities
R&D area:
  • Typically act as the R&D core team member / R&D technical lead for the NPI project designing and launching a product (internally manufactured or sourced) within the con?nes of a New Product Development Stage Gate Process.
  • Provides leadership to R&D team members, guiding them in terms of prioritization, problem solving, and referrals to appropriate experts / SME?s.
  • Liaise with Marketing representing R&D to identify unmet customer needs and then lead cross functional effort to conceive, evaluate, and design new products to meet those needs.
  • Leads R&D Project team meetings as necessary. Summarizes notes, action items, and decisions.
  • Contributes technical and product knowledge and/or manufacturing experience to team discussions.
  • Ability to apply and interpret Statistical Techniques and coach and mentor junior engineers in the use and application of statistical analysis tools.
  • Support the development of detailed project plans with the Project Manager
  • Support Project Manager in estimating the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals on time and on budget with Functional Managers
  • Meet the key deliverables in compliance with the Product Development Process(PDP)
  • Instil a sense of Accountability among team members and influence them to take positive action and be accountable for their assigned area of responsibility within R&D.

Skills / Knowledge:
Minimum requirements:
  • Mechanical or Polymer Engineering degree, or equivalent, with knowledge of and experience with plastic part design and manufacturing processes.
  • 7 years plus of combined project management and/or product development experience within a regulatory environment.
  • Proven ability to partner cross functional organizations to successfully drive the business (relationship building skills is key ? influencing ? working through people)
  • Solid working knowledge of quality and regulatory requirements, plus experience dealing with regulatory agencies or outside professional groups (e.g. FDA, ISO, ANSI, HIMA)

Preferred Requirements:
  • A strong communicator, verbal and written, across all levels of the organization as well as cross functionally
  • An extensive multi-tasker, and problem solver with high energy levels and strong organizational abilities.
  • Organised and attentive to details, and must have strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Knowledge of DFSS / DRM
Other skills:
  • Ability to influence geographically dispersed teams to resolve project challenges and retire project risk
  • Medical Device and Clinical Environment experience desirable with proven history delivering complex projects to agreed KPI?s.


For further information on this Senior R&D Engineer role in Westmeath please contact Anthony Cummins on 091730022 / anthony@hero.ie
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