New Product Development Engineer

New Product Development Engineer

Job Title: New Product Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dunfermline
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15498 JN
Contact Name: Julie Nicholls
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2017 10:44

Job Description

Based in Dunfermline, Scotland an exciting new NPD Engineer opportunity has arisen with a market leader of ophthalmology diagnostic devices, offering the chance to join a dedicated team at the forefront of medical device innovation and development. This role focuses on the design and development of electronic modules and systems for new retinal imaging product development and existing product improvement.   

The Company
A growing company, operating on a global basis that specialise in medical devices that diagnose treat and prevent retinal diseases and disorders. With over 25 years’ experience within this sector they maintain their market leadership through development and innovation. The company place high importance on work/life balance believing that professional and personal goals are of equal importance and provide an environment where both can be realised. A competitive salary and extensive benefits package are offered complementing a friendly and supportive company environment with a valued employee ethos. 

The Role
Working as an integral part of the experienced development team you will develop new products, from concept and design through to realisation. These will be analogue/digital electronic modules and systems for new retinal imaging product development and existing product improvement. Inherent in this will be following design control processes; concept generation and analysis, the production of technical specifications, and the provision of electronic design documentation including Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA). Overall the role involves providing timely delivery of electronic design solutions to meet project requirements.    

In addition to core design work the role includes responsibility for promoting continuous improvement through design review and analysis of failure reports ensuring emerging technologies are cutting edge whilst being delivered to schedules and budgets. The application of new methodologies and technology to existing products within the portfolio, will be a further focus, ensuring the company’s products are constantly evolving. The role also encompasses providing technical support to customers when required. 

A competitive salary is offered backed by an extensive benefits package including 34 days annual leave (including bank holidays), company bonus, contributory pension, flexi-time, private health care and insurance schemes.  The company believe their employees are their most valuable asset.


The successful candidate will have a degree in Electronics and at least 5 years commercial experience within Electronic Design Engineering, ideally gained within the medical device industry (however medical device experience complemented with other industry experience will be considered). You will be proficient in design for manufacturing, assembly and product testing and skilled in the use of modelling analysis tools for programmable devices and electronic design automation. An understanding of medical device development regulations, ISO13485/FDA Design Control, is also required. On a personnel level, excellent communication skills are essential, with the ability to tailor your approach accordingly for the audience. 

Key Words

Medical Device, Design, EDA, Electronic design automation, electronic design, engineering, ISO13485, FDA, analogue electronics, digital electronics, EN60601, NPD, new product design, electronic test methodologies, electronic analysis