Job Description

R&D Manager Mechanical Design Co Galway

Ref No: DT17727

County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

R&D Department Manager - Mechanical Design 

Role Overview:

  • In his scope of management i.e. the department of the Mechanical Engineering discipline:
    • Hierarchically manage a group of engineers/technicians in the Mechanical Design Engineering discipline. Especially ensuring the right level of capabilities, competencies and expertise.
    • Drive product technology development for Mechanical elements.
    • Drive Product & Technology development within the Mechanical Engineering product scope.


  • Manage team of team leaders/engineers and technicians (missions, objectives, mid and annual reviews, career evolutions).
  • Allocate staff in the various projects form both direct and central service teams and support Project team in priorities management.
  • Responsible for team recruitment in line with department plans/budget and resource footprint.
  • Develop the team competency level to properly handle new/future projects and new/future Technologies.
  • Ensure regular review of project activities and timing and support team members in overall task planning.
  • Prepare Cost & Effort Estimation and time scheduling of projects/activities for new projects.

Product/Technology Management

  • Responsible for the Product Design – Mechanical Elements in alignment with overall product design concept
  • Develop key technology roadmap for discipline aligned with overall product platform strategy.
  • Support new business development by development and participation in presentations , proposals, concepts, demos etc.
  • Drive Product & Technology Innovation and Patent creation.

Standards & Process

  • Drive the development and release of standard, methods & tools within the Mechanical Engineering discipline
  • Participate in Design Reviews and Platform reviews / DR0 reviews providing input/approval etc. ensuring functional, robust & competitive design
  • Responsible to contribute to overall department, propose, review & track to ensure alignment and Propose yearly department equipment investment plan



  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • 10/15 years of experience in mechanical product development
  • Electronic/Mechatronic Product development experience


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