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Title:  Senior R&D Engineer

Requisition ID:  36493
Date:  Nov 27, 2021

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  R&D



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.



Working within Research & Development (R&D), reporting to the Manager, R&D Mechanical Design this role will support the development of West Proprietary products 



  • Degree in Engineering, Mechanical/Biomedical or Masters in a similar discipline.
  • Experience: 5 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple globally dispersed individuals and disciplines. Must possess the ability to influence others without direct authority.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead technical teams to solves complex technical problems.
  • Communication both internally & externally will be an important aspect of this position.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work.
  • Must be proficient in computer systems such as productivity software e.g. MS Office, project management tools e.g. MS Project. Knowledge of 3D CAD software and analysis (FEA, Moldflow) software an advantage. Knowledge of Azure DevOps project management software an advantage.
  • Must have knowledge of design control processes and key deliverables from product design inputs to design outputs.
  • Must have knowhow, experience locating and extracting product requirements from relevant international standards and regional regulatory directives.
  • Must have knowledge of standard manufacturing processes (e.g., plastics moulding, automated assembly, etc.) and design for manufacture requirements.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and support parallel, separate projects as required.
  • Must be able to travel as required by the position.(estimated travel requirements <15%)
  • Must be able to organize with ability to prioritize tasks for oneself and others as need.
  • Must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments.
  • Preferably worked in either the medical device, pharma drug delivery, packaging, or technological industries with a good understanding of medical device design controls and the regulatory requirements and directives.
  • Experience dealing with marketing, clinical and regulatory personnel in cross functional teams a distinct advantage.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for undertaking and leading internal and outsource activities associated with Product Design projects.
  • Work as the project team technical lead, a member of a project team or as an individual contributor as required, identify deliverables, time and cost, set priorities and provide regular updates to meet the needs of the business.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers, internal West resources and other service suppliers in pursuit of product development, continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Facilitate and lead the generation of requirements documentation, risk management documentation (user and product FMEA), Design of Experiments, Process Capability Analyses, in support of R&D projects.
  • Generate/Lead change controls, engineering protocols, reports and prototypes as required to support projects.
  • Develop product design input requirements and design verification test plans.
  • Helps to design user studies / product validation tests.
  • Create and maintain Design History Files and supporting project and technical documentation required by West’s design control and manufacturing quality management system.
  • Ensure that all activities achieve the regulatory requirements of the business, validation, health and safety etc.
  • Assist with the training and development of personnel at all levels in West on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Ensure that the procedures and systems are in place to facilitate the introduction of new processes and products.
  • Be the subject matter expert associated with products under development.
  • Support the coaching / development of the employees as appropriate.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training, and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures, and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.


Delegation of Duties:

When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Project Engineer







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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