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Senior R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Rhys Joyce
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 17879

Are you looking to work with a global leading Medical Device company in the heart of Galway? I have an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D Engineer to join a growing team in the cardiac and vascular space.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provides technical skills during research and / or product development.
  • Effectively represent Medtronic while interacting with physicians to filter their needs into product requirements and concepts.
  • Participate 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 generate feasible designs.
  • Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally.
  • Play a key role on the product /process /engineering /leadership fronts potentially progressing a project from concept phase into commercialization phase.
  • Contribute to resolution of technical challenges with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities.
  • Contribute to generation of intellectual property.
  • Delegate/direct work of experienced engineers.
  • Provide coaching/guidance to less experienced team members.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Qualified person to Bachelor/Master’s Degree level 8 in Mechanical, Biomedical or related engineering discipline and with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
  • Dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • Medical device product development experience would be advantageous.
  • You are an experienced 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.
  • Collaborate across organizational boundaries and take appropriate actions when problems occur
  • You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation, and the ability to take input from others are desirable.

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