Project Manager - Engineering

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 50892 
Title: Project Manager - Engineering 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA





Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Synergy is the fastest-growing video and integration solution in operating rooms worldwide. This innovative system allows health care professionals to experience the value of interconnectivity, high-quality 4k NIR image clarity, and dynamic patient engagement applications to improve the quality of care. Synergy’s operating room technology is trusted and proven, driving efficiency, controlling costs, and treating patients better. Arthrex is actively searching for an Engineering Project Manager to plan and manage new product development initiatives within our Synergy group. The successful candidate will build relationships with key stakeholders and internal departments to plan new product innovation initiatives and manage existing product improvement projects. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills, 2 years or more of related project management experience, and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering are essential for this position. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective: 

The program and project management team is responsible for managing and resolving issues related to the time, budget, and resource allocation for a given program or project.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages subsidiary-based and global projects/programs within the scope of the new product development.
  2. Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans, conferring with senior management and key stakeholders.
  3. Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications, calculates time requirements, identifying and sequencing project elements and discreet tasks.
  4. Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving obstacles.
  5. Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements, requesting, and allocating resources as necessary.
  6. Coordinates with interdepartmental managers for the availability, assignment, and accountability of downstream resources and technology.
  7. Communicates project/program status to management and key stakeholders against metrics and constraints.



  • BS in Engineering required. Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering preferred.
  • 2 years relevant experience required.



Limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories, and concepts.  Limited knowledge of industry practices and standards.



  • Ability to effectively communicate project planning requirements, including task elucidation, duration, and resource requirements.
  • Strong strategic thinker, excellent collaboration and communication skills, careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance business and technical risks while remaining compliant with internal systems.
  • Working knowledge of medical device regulations and associated quality systems, particularly design controls and risk management.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge preferred.
  • Awareness orthopedic surgery principles, theories, and products preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices required.
  • Strong communication skills and accountability to project deliverable timing and budgets required.
  • Ability to confidently lead complex, cross functional teams independently.
  • Demonstrable bias for action.
  • Strong desire and proven ability to learn quickly.
  • Continuously seeking ways to improve complex systems of people and process, while eliminating waste.


Reasoning Ability

Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity following established policies and procedures.



Works under general supervision. 

Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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