Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Senior Research and Development Engineer

BHI Energy

BHI Energy

Reno, NV, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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About BHI Energy
BHI Energy is a broad umbrella organization with a complete service offering that covers all facets of Power Generation through the entire Electrical Delivery system. For over 40 years, our diverse services have been focused on multiple end markets, united by our level of service and quality, our unique partnership approach to our customer relationships, and our internal culture of how we interact with and support each other. To learn more about us, go to

BHI Energy provides competitive compensation & benefits, career advancement opportunities and a great work culture!

BHI Energy is searching for a Senior R&D Engineer on behalf of one of our clients.  This is a great opportunity to work for one of the world's leading medical technology suppliers and customer-focused solutions provider.  If you want to join this company, apply now for consideration.

This is a Direct Hire position located in Reno, NV. 

Job Summary

The Senior R&D Engineer will be part of the Product Development team, owning R&D programs from conception through transfer to manufacturing.  This individual will define product requirements, develop, and refine designs in CAD and determine and execute required testing, as well as manage the timeline for the program's internal and external cross-functional activities.   

  • Capture user inputs, create concepts & prototypes, define outputs, perform design analysis, documentation verification, validation, and useability testing customary in the design and development of medical devices.  
  • Manage design control activities.  Draft phase review documents.  Lead phase review meetings.  Adhere to QMS.
  • Perform engineering evaluations /testing necessary to ensure necessary device performance.
  • Interface effectively with internal and external teams (i.e., suppliers, consultants, service providers, contract manufacturers, test labs, customers, sales reps, physicians, etc.)  
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve device, subassembly and component issues. 
  • Develop detailed, realistic overall program schedules and adhere to them, driving the other functional areas required for program success.  
  • Manage engineering intern and/or junior engineer. 
  • Experience designing and developing ophthalmic surgical equipment (preferred) or medical devices that are subject to design control and regulatory requirements.  
  • Familiarity with the variety of materials and manufacturing processes common to disposable medical devices.  
  • Appreciate the value of and have experience utilizing risk management techniques and statistical analysis. 
Job Requirements


Education and Experience 

  • Education: BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, biomed engineering, or equivalent work experience.  
  • Experience: 5+ years, with recent experience within medical device industry.  
  • Scope of Expertise:  led at least one disposable med device program through design, development, FDA clearance and commercialization.  
  • Plastics:  strong background in designing injection-molded components and mechanisms that utilize them.  
  • Fixturing:  experienced in the design and use of manufacturing equipment/fixtures/tooling and IQ, OQ, PQ. 
  • IP:  Experienced in reading and understanding patents and drafting claims.  
  • Standards:  GMP, GDP, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485 / 10993, IEC 80601 / 60601, and ISO 9000 familiarity.

Apply now! BHI Energy’s Talent and Placement Specialists are waiting for your application.

BHI Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. BHI Energy is a federal contractor that requests priority referrals of protected veterans. BHI will provide reasonable accommodations for the application process and during employment necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with BHI Energy, please email providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you.


Sally Raade


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