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Senior R&D Engineer

North Ayrshire
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent bonus and additional benefits
Engineering, Manufacturing & Technical

Andrew Dow CertRP

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Engineering & Manufacturing
0141 410 9113
07769 970 786


Main Purpose of Role

  • To provide effective senior leadership and technical support during the product design and process development of the Company's structural heart product pipeline.
  • To support quality and regulatory compliance in accordance with ISO 13485 in all aspects of work undertaken.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Product, component and tooling design utilising mathematical processes and CAD in a transparent, methodical and well-documented manner in line with design inputs
  • Excellent hands-on technical manufacturing ability with a focus on prototype product, components and process equipment
  • Responsible for planning and execution of DoE trials to drive progress
  • Provide effective senior leadership within RUA's Structural Heart product developments
  • Ownership of project milestones
  • Develop and execute mechanical / physical bench performance testing of prototypes/ components, in line with appropriate standards when necessary
  • Delegate for the Director when required
  • Identify, assess and liaise with technical contractors regarding specifications, designs , prototyping, testing and general product & process development needs
  • Implement design for manufacture principles into product and process design activities
  • Devise methods for effective data capture and trending to ensure effective direction and progress
  • Proactive multi-departmental collaboration
  • Support design or process transfer when appropriate
  • Generation of fit for purpose quality documentation to support design control and the QMS
  • Perform other duties as required to support both personal and team professional development

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure conduct is in accordance with RUA's five values - innovation, agility, integrity, quality and collaboration.
  • Participation in the management of company Health & Safety initiatives including e.g., risk assessments, COSHH, job hazard analysis, PPE management.

Knowledge and experience required


  • Experienced in design & physical product development preferably in the medical device industry
  • Experienced in manufacturing process development and knowledgeable in DfM
  • Proficient in CAD & mathematical theory
  • Experienced in methodical investigation of complex systems consisting of numerous variables using techniques such as DoE
  • Experienced in working within ISO 13485 environments, including solid understanding of design control, verification & validation
  • Excellent team player / collaborator
  • Excellent communicator across all media
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • First class problem solving abilities and attention to detail


  • Knowledge and experience in Heart Valve design and development
  • Knowledge and experience in medical textile design & processes
  • Knowledgeable of FEA theory
  • Lean/six sigma expertise
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management and FMEA experience


  • Degree in an engineering discipline or relevant on the job experience

Escape Recruitment are appointed recruiters for RUA Medical and third party, direct or speculative applications / CVs will be forwarded to Escape for consideration.