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Senior System Engineer (P3) - Northern

Medical/Pharmaceutical - Research & Development
Ref: 241 Date Posted: Tuesday 30 Oct 2018
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Are you a System Engineer?


Reporting to the Programme Director or Principle Engineer we are looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to join our expanding team in R&D. 

You will provide guidance and direction to project teams on the design and implementation of overall system architectures, assist the team in bringing together component sub-systems into a whole and ensuring that those sub-systems function together on complex electro-mechanical medical devices, serve as an authority on engineering approaches to designing and developing complex medical devices, and create value for the company shareholders and customers through the creation of technologies, products or processes that provide real benefit to customers and patients.

Essential Job Functions

  • Act as the engineering lead on product development projects.  Provide engineering technical guidance to product development teams in the design and development of medical devices.
  • Supports complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved technologies or methods of application. Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined technologies, products, materials, processes, equipment, and or scientific methods.
  • Contribute to the definition and documentation of system-level architectures of electromechanical medical devices.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define system requirements that are appropriate, realizable, and testable.  Contribute to risk management activities.
  • Serves as an example of engineering excellence. Applies technical rigor in problem solving and analysis. Mentors and teaches less experienced engineers. Completes documentation in a timely manner. Maintain records as required. Recommends process improvements.
  • Partners with Manufacturing Engineering to assist in developing test methods, equipment acquisition for new product testing, validations/qualifications, statistical analysis of data for significance, and other documented requirements for quality objectives.
  • Conduct independent technical investigations and testing, and provide technical information and guidance to project teams when making technical design tradeoffs.
  • Lead design reviews on system level architectures and designs; conduct peer reviews of integration and system level testing. Provide system architecture review and systems testing review guidance to senior management.
  • Works with NPD teams to ensure verification and validation outputs meet design inputs through the creation-review-execution of test cases, and participation in new product risk analyses and design reviews.


  • BSc degree in appropriate engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering) required.
  • Experience in new product development, requirements management, risk management, verification & validation, and technical leadership experience within an FDA regulated industry required.
  • Technical experience with electrical medical equipment with embedded software controls preferred.
  • Technical experience with sterile disposable medical devices preferred.
  • Medical device manufacturing experience preferred.

About Us 

The company is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.

We have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma:

  • Orthopedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders
  • Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard to heal wounds
  • Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint
  • Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones

We have over 16,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion.

We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and through American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) .

If this sounds like you and a role you would be interested in you can read the job spec or contact us at: Or call us on:01612600190

Specialists in consultancy

At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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