Principal Engineer R&D
Adecco are looking to recruit a talented and motivated Principal Engineer to work in the Research & Development department of a world-renowned medical device company based in Galway. This company values what makes each individual unique and wants you to join their team that aims to think differently to solve problems, make progress and deliver meaningful innovations.
In this role, 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.
*Design, develop, analyse, 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.
Required Skills and Experience:
*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 must be 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.
Adecco Ireland is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.