Design Assurance Engineer

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Our client a major multinational here in Galway are looking for a Design Assurance Engineer on an initial 12 month contract.

The Role:

The key to the success of this function is to fulfil the quality assurance responsibilities of companies product development and post-market (commercial product) support, including the application of Design Controls in Product Development and Sustaining Changes to ensure that all design changes are compliant with associated Regulations and Methods. 


  • Familiarity with requirements and procedures that govern medical device Design Control, Risk Management and Post Market Surveillance.
  • Understanding of Design Assurance requirements to ensure new product/technology transfers comply with all internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide design quality support in resolving PIRs, complaints investigation, CAPAs, VIPs, and regulatory requirement changes.
  • Interface with R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Risk, Medical Safety, Complaints Management Centre and Post Market Quality Assurance team environments to provide technical and quality systems input.
  • Evaluate trending and product performance to support site-level Signal Evaluation Reviews and Complaint Review Boards.
  •  Assure completeness and quality of documentation (including test data, inventory records, investigations and deviations).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities. Analyse and draw conclusions making appropriate decisions concerning risk management activities.
  • Ensure and maintain regulatory compliance with appropriate guidance documents – company SOP/WIs, cGMPs, EU/FDA/Global guidelines.
  • Leverage knowledge of Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis and Lean principles to investigate and solve problems and improve quality.
  • Demonstrate best practices in line with the department and site objectives and continually seek to drive product and process quality improvements.


  • NFQ Level 8 qualification in a STEM discipline.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience in a Design Assurance capacity.
  • Experience in post-market (complaints) support, risk management, design and process change, and standards compliance (to regulatory requirements).
  • Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.
  • Proven ability to work well both as part of a team and work on your own with minimum supervision.

For more information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.