Collins McNicholas

The successful candidate will be part of the Quality function for one of the most innovative and advanced medical device manufacturing companies in the business. Our client are experiencing tremendous growth, and are looking to build the quality team via this addition to the staff.

The Design Assurance Engineer provides input to the contract development teams in the design of highly complex medical devices.  They ensure that compliance to customer and regulatory requirements is demonstrated and help to ensure the successful transfer of the design to manufacturing. They are responsible for an accurate, independent evaluation of Design History File documentation and overall Quality System compliance.



  • Plan, conduct and execute design assurance activities requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and the substantial adaptation of standard mechanical engineering techniques, testing procedures and criteria.
  • Works closely with product development engineering and the client team to establish the system design specifications and product requirements.
  • Performs and documents all engineering studies and reports to satisfy the master verification plan.
  • Participates with the engineering team to establish and review the design FMEA.
  • Routinely provides design assurance guidance and direction to engineers and/or technicians for the duration of a project assignment.
  • Support various QA/RA activities including quality management, system reviews, audits, etc.
  • Evaluation of new products, assuring the safety and efficacy of the devices
  • Design verification and shelf life protocols / reports review.
  • Root cause investigations; drive problem-solving efforts for quality issues
  • Support customer complaint analysis and post-market surveillance activities
  • Generate and approve change requests
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns.
  • Provide QA direction for the project including receiving and online inspections.
  • Interact with the customer on requirements for the project from a quality control perspective.
  • Be the quality representative for assign projects in conjunction with DA activities.
  • Working with Program Managers and Process Engineers to coordinate and prepare sample submission packages, updates and maintains the FMEA’s, Process Flow diagrams and Process Control Plans.

Skills Experience & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have 3-5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team, to multi-task and do what it takes to meet high expectations and tight deadlines. Will be working on highly visible projects in high-pressure situations.
  • Must have good written & oral communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with different engineering teams, Product Management, vendors and partners, and customers.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally to meet with customers / project teams


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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