Senior Principal R&D Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Galway

As a Senior Principal R&D Engineer, you will be tasked with leading the technical development of new products through early stage investigation/research and/or translation of that into commercial medical devices

My client is seeking a highly experienced engineer to focus on all stages of the product development process from concept generation through to commercialisation of cutting-edge structural heart devices.

  • Continually identify and assess opportunities for device, technology & process development
    • Work from basic clinical need through opportunity assessment and device concept to prototype
    • 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

• We are looking for a qualified person to Degree level in Engineering or related discipline with 10 – 15 years relevant experience – additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.
• 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.
• You are a dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
• You are experienced with medical device product development and have a strong proven track record in innovation and project/program management.
• 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
• You are a proven influencer and exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.
• Strong communication and presentation skills are desirable.
• You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.


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