Senior Management / Executive JobsPrincipal R&D Engineer

  • GY50341
  • Permanent
  • Galway

Collins McNicholas


  • 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 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, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provides technical skills during research and / or product development
  • Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise
  • May be involved in product research and development and / or clinical trials
  • Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products 


  • 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 project / program management.
  • We are looking for a proven influencer and someone who exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.
  • We are looking for strong communication and presentation skills and fluency in English, both in writing and speaking.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Nicola Walsh.



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