Medical Devices JobsProject Manager II – Galway

  • GJ50488
  • Permanent
  • Galway, Galway City

Collins McNicholas

Our client in Galway is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager II to join the Structural Heart NPD team. Be a part of our client’s most exciting area of growth.  

Job Purpose

Manages multiple specialized technology functions and/or technical staff members.  Devotes a significant portion of time to managerial, leadership, and staff developmental responsibilities.

Leads significant and complex new product development, post commercialisation and continuous improvement initiatives and/or new Business Integrations; may be responsible for managing high priority projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • People Management: Manages large (often multi-project, multi-site) cross-functional development teams; leads teams effectively; provides input to functional managers on team and team member performance.
  • Product/Technology Management: Manages the technical challenges of technology application and new product development; identifies, communicates, and manages moderate to high levels of technical risk.
  • Project/Program Management: Manages key initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing processes; develops and implements project plan; builds team ownership and commitment to project plan; mentors and/or coaches other functional and project managers.
  • Process Management: Implements TDP/PDP; leads team to complete activities to current policies and practices; keeps documentation organized, creates Scaling Plan and Design History File for the project. Identifies process improvements affecting multiple projects.
  • Communications and Reviews: Responsible for team and cross-functional communications; liaison between the team and the PIB; leads phase and business reviews, project meeting minutes, issues log, metrics, and other key communications.  Communicates and influences resolution of cross-functional issues.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees. Business experience demonstrated through business knowledge, leadership skills and product/process development capabilities. Working knowledge in regulated medical device / pharmaceutical industry an advantage.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports our clients Quality policy, Quality System & the appropriate regulations for the area.
  • Ensure employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.
  • May lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong experience in project managing significant new product activities that require collaboration with Divisional R&D, Program Management, Regulatory Affairs, Design Assurance, Process Development, Sustaining Engineering and Operations.  
  • Proven leadership skills in change management and project management
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications to project team and all stakeholders, including providing regular updates to executive leadership
  • Must be strong in people management and team building.
  • Must be proficient with MS Project.
  • The candidate may be required to travel  to other sites
  • Experience in setting up and leading strategic “one-off” projects is desired, but not essential


  • Min. HETAC level 8 in Engineering:  electrical, mechanical, industrial, software, manufacturing; and a Masters in Project Management would be preferred.
  • 6+ years of project management experience in leading large or multiple projects
  • Experience with development of medical devices a plus.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Christopher O Toole.

091 – 706713


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