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Senior Design Engineer (Staff or Contract)

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27 January 2014
24 February 2014
Paul Surridge
Contract Type
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits

Further information

Our client, an international specialist healthcare company developing and commercialising products targeting critical care, cancer and other disorders, has an exciting opportunity for either a Staff or Contract Designer

Senior Design Engineer (Staff or Contract)

General Function:

Development of medical devices from concept through to volume manufacture. Reporting to the Design Manager you will be the subject matter expert in the mechanical design of multiple drug delivery medical devices.

Principal Responsibilities:

Responsible for the design of drug – device combination products.

Detailed engineering design of injection moulded components.

Working with prototype suppliers and supporting the in house team to make or modify parts where required to finalise fit-for-purpose product designs.

Design verification activities in accordance with ISO13485; Prototyping and testing of new components, development of functional testing protocols, hands on involvement in laboratory testing when necessary.

Writing of technical reports, presentations and experimental study reports to support your design decisions.

Liaising with external suppliers to establish appropriate manufacturing methods for new and existing designs.

Leading and participating in successful design reviews.

Development of appropriate Design History File.

Subject Matter Expert for CAD within the design team encouraging best practice in line with the company’s design control SOP.

Contributing to the development team’s successful submissions and support of existing medical devices and combination products.

Ensure that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance with company values.

Adhere to company policies on environmental, health, safety and workplace policies.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.

MSc or PhD in mechanical engineering or equivalent would be an advantage.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical device development.

Demonstrated background of successful product development.

Experience with SolidWorks CAD software, PDM, and document change control.

Experience with other design software would be beneficial.

Experience with EU and FDA regulatory device submissions.

Demonstrated experience in successfully managing multiple suppliers.

Demonstrated expertise in technical evaluation of product designs and root cause analysis.

Skills and Attributes:

Strong protocol and report writing skills.

Methodical problem solving skills.

Demonstrated team player.

Project management skills.

Demonstrated delivery of projects on time and on budget.


RHL has been established since 1977 and is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment consultancies providing a high quality service to candidates at all levels, both on permanent and contract/interim throughout the UK and Overseas.