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Project Engineer

  • Job reference: 928090
  • Location: Waterford
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 08/10/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Project Engineer for our multinational medical devices client based in the Waterford area. This is a Permanent Role.


Job Purpose
Executes and delivers key strategic projects, which increase the capability and capacity of Manufacturing and Assembly Operations.

Applies engineering skills applicable to medical devices manufacturing, for all aspects of project delivery from feasibility, through manufacturing start up and hand over to the operations team.

Aligns the requirements of other functional groups such as EHS, QA, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Facilities/Maintenance, and Validation for an overall project delivery.

Directly responsible for tracking project cost, schedule, targets and achievements.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Manage multiple small to medium medical device projects from concept through design for manufacture, commissioning and qualification
  • Assist Supply chain in identification of suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Apply sound engineering and project management principles, in the delivery of the project
  • Interface with client representatives, and other functional groups such as EHS, QA, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Facilities/Maintenance, and Validation etc., to manage and coordinate the development of project deliverables
  • Generate project plans, scopes of work, cost estimates and quotations
  • Generate work instructions and action change notes
  • Manage internal / external teams to meet project schedules
  • Review and approve documentation including specifications and drawings
  • Manage manufacturing, assembly, tooling/fixture design and commissioning & validation activities
  • Review and/or approve commissioning and qualification protocols
  • Provide qualification and troubleshooting support for equipment and processes
  • Independently manage technical, engineering and compliance matters relating to the project delivery, by making decisions on engineering problems and methods

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Proficient in MS Excel & MS Project
  • Commissioning & Validation Experience - Equipment & Process experience preferred
  • Proficiency in a CAD package such as Solid Works, or equivalent, preferred
  • Proficiency in a Statistical Analysis package such as Minitab, or equivalent, preferred
  • Proficiency in an MRP package such as SAP, preferred
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to challenging schedules
  • Organized and adaptable with a flexible approach to Project Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within a medical devices environment, will also consider other similar regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals
  • Minimum of Bachelors' degree (Honors) in Engineering (Level 8) 2:1 Minimum
  • Employee is expected to follow all safety regulations, keep work area in a clean and orderly condition, and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for the assigned work area(s). Performs safety related duties as assigned
  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include not limited to safety glasses
  • Must be flexible to support company as needed

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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