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Engineering Program Manager

  • Job reference: 926549
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Project Management
  • Date posted: 11/07/2019

Orion Group are looking for an Engineering Program Manager for our multinational medical devices client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
You will lead project teams at the Cork Innovation Centre that will drive design for manufacturability with our design team and develop a manufacturing process to launch a new orthopaedic implant.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Project planning, scheduling and driving project meetings to achieve objectives
  • Regular reporting on the project status, performance and risks
  • Identify appropriate resources required and escalate where necessary
  • Facilitate communication between all stakeholders
  • Facilitate DFM reviews with technical SME support to minimize lifecycle cost
  • Planning and execution of qualification and validation activities
  • Minimise Environmental and Health & Safety effects of your work
  • Adhere to the company's procedures as detailed in the SOP manual
  • Support Regulatory Affairs with product submissions
  • All other duties as directed by direct manager

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • A planned and organised individual with strong project management knowledge/experience that will enable a team of technical and process SMEs to deliver the project on time and to the desired business targets. You will need strong interpersonal skills, be able to collaborate effectively and resolve conflicts
  • Third level degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Production Engineering or similar discipline
  • Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science OR equivalent through experience. Advanced course work in technical systems plus continued education in technical disciplines is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in a project management capacity in a large-scale project
  • Certification from an accredited institution in Project/Program Management
  • Additional PMI certification is a plus
  • 3 years' experience in product / process development with Class II / III medical devices
  • Knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directive (ISO13485, MDD and FDA CFR 820) and other pertinent Design Control requirements
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Frequent international communication and team work through conference calls
  • Strong tracking, coordination and project planning skills
  • Strong leadership skills and able to motivate teams is a must
  • Ability to identify and implement process and/or application improvements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work on multiple simultaneous tasks with limited supervision
  • Quick learner, motivated self-starter
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and team collaboration skills
  • Able to follow change management procedures and internal guidelines

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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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