Principal Engineer

Date: Apr 8, 2024

Location: IE - Waterford, Ireland - All, IE

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 

From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.

The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.



  • Technical leadership of engineering projects and project management for new medical device manufacturing systems.
  • Project Management responsibilities include leading multi-disciplined, crossfunctional teams to deliver stated project objectives within cost and time requirements.
  • Innovate and drive continual improvement to increase systems' reliability, increase manufacturing volumes and decrease cost.
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Process Engineering groups. Ensure the appropriate cutting-edge technology is in use where appropriate
  • Demonstrate proficiency in development and implementation of business improvement.
  • Demonstrate skills of analysis to identify, quantify and justify improvement opportunities.
  • Work with internal resources and external systems vendors to ensure successful technology development through to manufacturing validation.
  • Manage project schedules to ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget.
  • Create documentation e.g. User Requirements Specifications, Validation Documentation, Test Scripts etc. for projects.
  • Work with internal resources and external system vendors to ensure successful applications development through to manufacturing validation.
  • Liaise with QA and Operations to successfully validate equipment and systems to industry benchmark standards.
  • Keep abreast of technical innovation in automation technologies.
  • Provide manufacturing and technical support, risk identification, mitigation and management
  • Develop and implement new technologies and systems to support R&D projects.
  • Provide training support, comprehensive systems documentation packages and preventative maintenance procedures for systems applications.
  • Create and adhere to project schedules and budgets in line with overall program goals.
  • Manage project schedules to ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget.
  • Manage project scope to customer expectations; manage and approve scope changes.
  • Communicate project information to all stakeholders (across many sites). Manage project communications and performance tracking metrics.
  • Identify, manage and mitigate project risk. Identify, manage, track and resolve project issues. Interface with internal and external customers and vendors.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to engage team members. Demonstrate team building skills with motivated team members working well together.
  • Job will require travel to global locations as project mix dictates



  • Education: Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in Engineering or other relevant technical equivalent. Advanced degree desired.
  • Experience: 10+ years’ experience in process automation and equipment build with experience in design, build, debug and systems integration of custom built systems and medical products. 3+ years project management experience. 
    Extensive hands-on experience with medical device and/or pharmaceutical production required (cGMP / FDA regulated environment).
  • Experience desired with automated precision material handling, high-speed cartoning and machine vision systems.
  • SPC, DOE, statistical analysis, machine vision fundamentals and Project Management Institute certification a plus.
  • Specialized Training in the following areas would be advantageous: ISO-9000, GAMP, Minitab, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project.
  • Self-directed, excellent communication skills on technical subjects. Ability to form relationships with stakeholders from many sites and work within cross functional teams.
  • Project Management Institute PMP Certificate and Six Sigma (green/black belt) a plus.

Bausch & Lomb is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.