Technical Project Manager

StarFish Medical

January 21, 2015

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Company Overview: 

StarFish Medical is Canada’s premier medical device development group, an integrated team of 60+ technical product development professionals who work on device design projects for North American and international customers.

At our head office in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada, you will work in an energizing, purpose-designed 15,000 sq ft facility with some of the best medical device design strategists, designers and engineers to help direct, create and deliver exciting product experiences for varied device markets. Our project areas range from tactical EMS products, surgical tools and consumer diagnostic devices through to high volume disposables, complex IVD systems, imaging technologies and lab equipment.

StarFish offers a collegial, creative and casual working environment. In a recent survey, our employees rated: peers and culture, interesting and meaningful work, and working conditions (flexibility, environment) as the top reasons they most enjoyed working at StarFish.

Why Victoria, BC? Victoria is one of the most stunning cities in Canada. We enjoy a mild climate year-round and the shortest, most beautiful, commute for a city of our size. If quality of life, less time in your car and more time exploring the outdoors is appealing to you, then consider Victoria, where you can: bike on over 400km’s of designated bike lanes/trails (including right by our office), explore 50+ regional and provincial parks, golf year-round, ski and surf, kayak and scuba dive – we enjoy it all!

Job Summary: 

The Technical Project Manager will thrive on inspiring teams to meet their common goal. At StarFish, our very experienced and capable team of engineers and designers enables the success of ground-breaking medical device companies. You will lead cross-functional teams to successfully deliver technical projects on time and on budget. You will be responsible for liaising with clients throughout the development process to ensure that expectations are met while using your knowledge of sound engineering practices and regulatory requirements to navigate projects in the ISO13485 environment.


  • Lead and inspire design teams to develop new products and novel technologies from initial concept through detailed design.
  • Initiate and lead effective brainstorming sessions that will spawn creative, open-minded, out-of-the-box thinking. 
  • Initiate and lead appropriate design reviews as required
  • Interface with Business Development to support the transfer of new activities into Engineering
  • Oversee the work of team members to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, company procedures, product requirements, and specifications.
  • Support vendor quotations, POs and lead times to monitor BOM targets and ensure cost-effective manufacturing processes are chosen during design.
  • Work closely with clients, team members, and vendors to ensure that schedules are met and budgets are controlled.
  • Ensure that all required design and quality documentation is completed and all design processes are followed.
  • Adhere to and enhance the Quality Management System (QMS), this will include developing and maintaining documentation
  • Continue to support products through the manufacturing transfer and ongoing production. This includes creating and managing ECRs, ECO’s, and liaising with clients to resolve product issues.


  • Engineering degree, physical science degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience as a Project Manager in a consulting environment is desired and experience in a regulated industry, whether medical or not, would be advantageous
  • PMP certification is not required but we will consider experienced candidates with the qualification
  • Experience with Software Development, CAD, FEA Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, PCB Layout, or Manufacturing processes is desired
  • At least 5 years’ experience of managing similar projects is required to be successful in this role
How To Apply: 

Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. We thank all those who apply to Starfish Medical, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please.

Please e-mail your application to Please ensure the position title is in the subject line. When sending your attachment, please ensure it is in Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or text (.txt) format. You can also fax your resume to (250) 483-1975.