Principal R & D Engineer - Medical Devices - Galway City

  • Job Reference: NET - 177104
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Multi National Medical Devices Company in Galway City Ireland wish to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:



Design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provides technical skills during research and / or product development

Effectively represent the company 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. Broad knowledge of project management and ability to create and manage R&D team schedule

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

Strong communication and presentation skills and fluency in English, both in writing and speaking


An attractive Salary/Benefits Package is on offer/negotiable


For immediate interview, please email your CV in Word Format to:

For informal confidential enquiries, please telephone Christy on 087 9473404 OR 00353 87 9473404 IF OUTSIDE iRELAND