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Senior Safety Engineer

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Galway, G, IE

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 40 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women's health, and chronic pain conditions. We continue to innovate in these areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.


The Galway Campus are currently seeking applications for an experienced Senior Safety Engineer with an electrical background. 


Job Purpose

The Equipment Engineering group in BSCI Galway is a specialist equipment group developing, building and validating machinery for the site production facility. The Senior Safety Engineer lead a team to ensure the safety of machinery developed and upgraded on site.



  • Perform and Co-ordinate risk assessments for manufacturing equipment built internally by the equipment group.

  • Assessment of equipment for electrical and functional safety compliance.

  • Support Mechanical and Electrical Design engineers in the design of appropriate safety systems and safety architecture.

  • Safety control system reviews and calculations to ensure compliance to CE standards (e.g. ISO 13849).

  • Compilation of CE marking technical file documentation.

  • Ensuring equipment meets appropriate safety standards and requirements.

  • Support ATEX and FMEA assessments of new manufacturing processes.

  • Generation of detailed reports documenting any safety issues found (e.g., touch proofing in electrical cabinets, machine guarding issues, etc.)

  • Provide input into equipment redesign for electrical and functional safety remediation.

  • Provide technical leadership on equipment safety related product and process issues.

  • Work closely with internal engineers to understand safety equipment requirements.

  • Work closely with internal and external machine build to ensure that equipment is built according to site safety specifications and is properly handed over to manufacturing.

  • Review of safety of external vendor-built equipment.

  • As the Safety Team Lead, this person is expected to work closely with both internal and external specialists to complete equipment related projects.

  • Provide reports to senior management on equipment safety incidents.



  • Degree in Engineering or EH&S discipline essential.

  • Ideally electrical background.

  • 5+ years experience in a similar role particularly with experience CE Marking equipment.

  • Machine safety qualifications such as CMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert) or CECE (Certified Expert in CE Marking) desirable.

  • Strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills combined with an imaginative and creative approach to problem solving.


Quality System Requiements

In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:

  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy.


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. 

By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

Boston Scientific is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with a disability. 

Should you require a reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process or after if offered, please let us know.


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