Development Principal Engineer (586834)

Responsible for the design, development, and qualification of electromechanical instruments. Work is expected to encompass both the development of new products and maintenance of existing products. Position will lead large scope projects, multiple projects, or projects of significant strategic importance to the business. Management of engineering staff of equal or lower positions may be assigned.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Leads the development of new electrical medical products. Identifies all tasks required to complete project assignments according to Design Control procedures. Prepares work plans outlining estimated manpower requirements and development costs. Recommends project budget and schedule to carry out programs on a timely basis.
Designs for reliability, regulatory compliance, manufacturability, inspectability and optimum cost
Conducts root cause analysis for problem solving
Directs generation of a comprehensive protocol for testing/analyzing the product
Coordinates product evaluation with surgeon
Prepares definitive new product specifications or modifies existing specifications
Generates or updates design control documentation for the product
Completes electrical safety requirements and Human factors documentation for new or existing designs
Generates and/or manages the creation of prototype models to evaluate new design concepts
Expected Areas of Competence
Full working knowledge of and significant level of experience with new product development including project management of multiple complex projects
Demonstrated ability to methodically investigate, determine appropriate solution and resolve significantly complex problems using current and new technologies. Ability to develop or identify new technologies to address problems.
Ability to develop large scale project schedules, and to assess and manage cross functional team's progress on assignments relative to project schedule
Ability to process engineering changes and make recommendations based upon business principles
Professional, concise, tactful and sensitive in communications. Accomplishes objectives when communicating with internal personnel, and external customers and vendors. Able to diplomatically negotiate with a requester concerning design, process, scope or timetable. Strong ability to represent the department and company.
Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
Advanced working knowledge of Electrical Safety standards.
Assures preproduction quality requirements are meT
Leads or participates in the creation and improvement of processes
Microsoft Office Suite and Project
Education/Experience Requirements
B.S. in mechanical engineering required (M.S. in mechanical preferred) plus eight (8) or more years of experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Travel Requirements
Up to 20%
Additional Information
EOE M/F/Vet/Disability

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