What does a Senior Biomedical Engineer do?

Biomedical engineers combine medicine and engineering to help create products, including equipment and devices or computer systems and software, that are used daily by doctors and patients in the medical field. They frequently work in the research and development or quality assurance positions at their companies.

Biomedical engineers design products, including electrical circuit software or computer simulations, to conduct processes including the testing of new drugs or therapies. They also design and build artificial limbs and body parts, including hip or knee joints, replacement body part materials. In addition, they are heavily involved in the design of rehabilitative exercise equipment. Biomedical engineers turn to various technical sources for the design and creation of biomedical technology, including artificial internal organs. They maintain and repair biomedical machines and provide necessary tech support and maintenance. They also train clinicians and other personnel on the safe and efficient use of biomedical products, equipment, and machines. Biomedical engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Biomedical Engineer jobs?
  • Repair, install, and calibrate complex medical imaging equipment and systems.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety rules codes practices and policies.
  • Coordinate/schedule service (self, vendor and, when appropriate, other technicians) via management of customer expectations.
  • Maintain communication with customers regarding the status of equipment repairs.
  • Build and maintain customer relationships. Discuss equipment status and functionality with clinicians.
  • Responsible for ensuring service and documentation is complete, timely, and accurate.
  • Verify the completion of security analysis for new customer equipment.
  • Adhere to regulatory agency compliances and applicable policies and procedures.
  • Interface with customers, sponsors, and visitors to promotes, execute and generate continued work for the facility.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance, assists in inventory management, and may serve as an advisor to other personnel on technical matters concerning specialty equipment.
  • Maintain clinical engineering expertise through ongoing training and education.
  • Provide a positive representation of company services by integrating the core values into job performance.
  • Lead special projects as assigned and contribute to the development of others through mentoring and sharing expertise.
  • Implement new maintenance programs as appropriate and monitors effectiveness.
  • Educate patients on proper use and care of equipment.
  • Monitor the work of outside contractors/vendors engaged in equipment repair.
  • Conceive, design, prototype, test, and analyze concepts to demonstrate technical feasibility.
  • Supervise the daily activities and schedules of the Biomed department staff.
  • Evaluate and/or supervise the evaluation of new equipment, accessories and supplies.
  • Create and maintain documentation in accordance with all ISO policies and procedures.
  • Prepare presentations and reports in support of R&D activities.
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Biomedical Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with GIS, MES, PLC, SQL, UNIX, and Cloud software and systems.
  • Strict attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Fluent in processes such as DNA extraction, crystal reports, control testing, and calibration.
  • Experience with systems verification.
  • Can collaborate with teams and clients.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Biomedical Engineer Salaries near Canada

Average Base Pay

$89,545 /yr
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
Not enough salaries reported to show distribution
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Senior Biomedical Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Biomedical Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Senior Biomedical Engineer
Principal Biomedical Engineer
Senior Biomedical Engineer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Senior Biomedical Engineer Insights

Read what Senior Biomedical Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Biomedical Engineering Intern
Aug 26, 2021

“My Proximie mentors and leaders were incredible individuals who have left a great impression on me and allowed me to explore my career endeavors.”

T&D Specialist
Sept 15, 2022

“Best place to work and very well”

Biomedical Engineering Intern
Aug 26, 2021

“We grew together as a family which held an immense role in my career and professional progression.”

Biomedical Engineer
Apr 20, 2023

“Low wages but good for experiences”

L&D Specialist
Nov 16, 2022

“Great Place to kick start your career and grow within your field”

Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Biomedical Engineer
Dec 29, 2021

“good work and team ressources”

PS Core Specialist Engineer
Jan 4, 2022

“Good salary and no taxes”

HP Inc.HP Inc.
Specialist Engineer
Dec 4, 2022

“benefit is really good and flexi working hour”

See More

Senior Biomedical Engineer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Senior Biomedical Engineer

When working as a Senior Biomedical Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Ruby On Rails, Python Scripting, Written Communication, Use Cases and MySQL.

The most similar professions to Senior Biomedical Engineer are:
  • Biological Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biologist
  • Bioinformatics Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Biomedical Engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Biological Scientist
No skills overlap
13% skills overlap
No skills overlap
Bioinformatics Analyst
No skills overlap

Senior Biomedical Engineer jobs