Principal R&D Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Galway

Based in the WEST of IRELAND my client is looking for a Principal R&D Engineer, read job description below to apply for this fantastic job in Galway

  • Design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provides technical skills during research and / or product development
    • Effectively represent Medtronic while interacting with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts
    • Provide leadership in technical innovation across the department
    • Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process
    • Apply understanding of anatomy & physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs
    • Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally
    • May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product / process / engineering / leadership fronts
    • May be required to resolve technical challenges with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities
    • Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property
    • Coach, mentor and delegate work to less experienced engineers
    • Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community
    • Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy
    • Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise.

• We are looking for a qualified person with a minimum of Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience – additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.
• We are looking for a dynamic team player and leader that can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
• We are looking for an individual with extensive medical device product development experience and a strong proven track record in innovation and technical leadership.
• This role is primarily technical in nature, thus we seek someone who is passionate about Engineering concepts and principles – someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work.
• We are looking for a proven influencer and someone who exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.
• You are a seasoned professional in engineering development with extensive engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices
• We are looking for strong communication and presentation skills and fluency in English, both in writing and speaking.

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