Research & Design Engineer – Galway – Permanent | Collins McNicholas

Research & Design Engineer – Galway – Permanent

  • Reference: GJ42549
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Mayo, Westmeath
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

As part of the Design Services Engineering team at our Parkmore facility the Design Engineer will be an integral part of a team developing a range of medical devices. This position requires a candidate with product development experience in the medical device arena, and one who will be comfortable operating as part of a team to develop our clients products.  She/he will report to the Group Leader, and the position will be based in our Parkmore facility. 


Key Responsibilities:

Be an integral part of the team tasked with the development process from concept generation through to design verification.

  • Apply new and existing technologies to provide the optimum delivery system design.
  • Provide technical feedback during frequent technical contact with customers to optimise product design.
  • Participate in trials with physicians to provide clinically relevant feedback on product designs.
  • Support the maintenance of product files and other relevant documentation to comply with quality standards.
  • Assist in the development of intellectual property generated by development activities.


Key Requirements:

  • An engineering, science or equivalent degree. 
  • 2 to 5 year’s industry experience in a medical product development and/or  manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of minimally invasive Medical Device design, development and manufacturing. Ideally the candidate will have experience of working with catheter technology, catheter design and testing and catheter manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of catheter device materials including metals and polymers, knowledge of biocompatibility requirements an advantage.
  • The ideal candidate will have relevant experience working with project teams in planning and executing project plans and delivering projects through key milestone phases and associated activities. 
  • Experience with engineering tools such as DOE and SPC, and ideally experience using Minitab.
  • 3D modeling experience.
  • Experience of participating in Design Reviews and the compilation of associated documentation, including:
  • A working knowledge of ISO 13485 & FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Design Control requirements.
  • Experience in working with teams on compilation of FMEA, design verification and validations protocols and reports.
  • Knowledge of biocompatibility, Sterilization validations, packaging/transportation validations an advantage.
  • Availability to participate in limited travelling to meet with customers to conduct scheduled reviews.
  • Proven track record of excellent time keeping & attendance is essential.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Christopher O Toole on 091-706713 or email

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