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Title:  Sr. R&D Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  59429
Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Ra'anana, Central district, IL

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.


Job Description


Job Summary:

In this role, you will lead Projects, development tasks, simultaneously varying from new product development to support existing designs. Coordinating, facilitating discussions between all functional groups and communicating with internal and external customers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead and execute R&D projects to achieve milestones and objectives.
  • Create update and maintain R&D project timelines and budget.
  • Review and analyze customer and business requirements, find solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Provide technical knowledge of system engineering and its application to developing cost effective, reliable and high-quality solutions that address customer and business needs.
  • Interfaces with customers and external support services, e.g., customers, suppliers, to facilitate the development and execution of assigned projects. 
  • Manage/initiate integration, performance and usability tests as part of product development.
  • Participate in applicable risk management activities, Identify potential risks and find solutions to prevent these and/ or solve these.
  • Create, maintain and update Design History File content.
  • Author, review and approve product development / Verification / R&D related documentation
  • Initiate, perform and approve R&D technical design reviews.
  • Drives transparency of project workloads, financial, commitments, and expectations.
  • Work in collaboration with team members and functional groups.
  • Overall responsibility of device/system performance, quality and technical implementation.
  • Support test methods activities for R&D projects.
  • Generate and/or review verification and/or validation plans, protocols, and reports, including test method validation and Engineering studies as assigned.
  • Monitor resource needs and issues, work closely with resource managers to develop action plans to ensure project commitments remain on track.
  • Define, drive and manage change management and communications activities that support assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of science in Biomedical/Mechanical/Materials engineering from a 4 years college.
  • Experience: 4-7 years’ experience leading medical device development projects starting customer requirement document, regulatory submission to transfer to production.
  • Design history file creation and maintenance.
  • Working under GMP environment.
  • Experience with MS Office programs, CAD and Statistical software.



Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work under constant pressure to deliver
  • Decision making
  • Self-driven, work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical abilities
  • Creativity
  • High learning curve
  • Organized
  • Multitasking



Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10-20 % of the time



  • Author, review and approve product development (DHF documents) / Verification / R&D related documentation
  • Approve lab documents as R&D representative (protocols, reports, procedures)
  • Design and execute R&D tests
  • Generate and approve risk documents


Delegation/s (Title):
Qualified R&D personnel per specific area







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  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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