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Bio Engineer

  • Job reference: 923303
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 10/01/2019

Orion Group are recruiting a Bio Engineer for one of our Multinational Medical Device Companies on an initial 12 month contract.




  1. Job Purpose:
    To provide an appropriate level of innovative skill and knowledge in specific technical areas, which have been defined as major business opportunities or interests, and to assist in the creation products within these areas, which successfully meet customer and company, needs.

    To assume the role of project participant and organise the staff and other departments to achieve the successful introduction of new products.

    2. Principal Accountabilities:
    * To have overall responsibility to his/her Manager for the attainment of technical goals agreed in relation to project objectives with the appropriate level of guidance and within agreed deadlines. May be given responsibility for specifying product designs and influencing the choice of raw materials, processes and equipment necessary to develop and manufacture products.
    * May be given responsibility as Project Leader for new product introduction or other types of development project.
    * To provide cover as required for other Bioengineers.
    * To adhere to the company's procedures as detailed in the SOP manual.
    * Provide a world-class service to customers, both within and without R&D.
    * Participate in qualitative research, often face-to-face with customers and users, to develop the company's understanding of the customer's view of our product and service offerings.
    § Ensuring that the participants are aware of their legal obligations under HCC and Nondisclosure; and that they acknowledged, when appropriate, that no fees are to be paid for their service.

    3. Autonomous Engineering Change Approver Yes | No (strikethrough)

    4. Dimensions:
    * May handle several projects concurrently depending in the magnitude of each.
    * Will meet delivery promise in terms of budget and timescales.
    * Should work within a small team of the R&D Development Group which consists typically of 2, 3 or 4 Bioengineers with appropriate supervision.


    6. Internal and External relationships:

    Internal
    * R&D Management Team
    * R&D Staff Worldwide
    * Marketing Staff
    * Development Services Staff
    * Quality, Regulatory and Clinical staff
    * Sales Representatives
    * Customer Services Manager & Staff
    * Production Managers & Engineers
    * Personnel

    External
    * Surgeons and hospital Staff
    * Universities and External R&D Groups
    * Patent Agents/Attorneys


    7. Qualifications and Experience:
    * Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in engineering subject, with 18 months experience in a relevant technical area. MSc or PhD in a relevant scientific subject is preferred.
    * An understanding of commercial considerations and creative R&D ability is essential for the job holder.
    * An understanding of the regulatory environment of the medical devices area would be of benefit


    8. Special Aptitudes:
    * Good communication skills with people at all levels.
    * Mentally strong to handle the demands of a focused product development group.

    9. Competencies:
    * As R&D competency model and specifically:-
    * Engineering design, development and analysis skills
    * Communication and presentation skills

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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