Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior biomedical engineer.

A Senior Biomedical Engineer is liable for overseeing the biomedical engineering department by conceptualizing and prototyping new physiological monitoring devices, coordinating design activities, reviews, reporting design progress and evaluating results.

Essential duties for this position include providing physiological expertise in medical and biological sciences to facilitate advances in non-invasive monitoring devices, providing software and algorithm development expertise systems, planning, advising, analyzing, designing, testing and managing highly complex engineering systems, responsible for design and development of systems that span the engineering disciplines of biomedical, algorithm development and PC software, mentoring other engineers and technicians, serving as a technical leader for major advanced development projects including the development of devices in the new technology.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Summarize the dispute based on what one has heard, obtain agreement from both parties, and rule out options that the parties agree are unworkable

Describe the dispute in a few words and let both parties respond appropriately

[employee comments goal]

Learn to take on additional responsibilities even those that are not in one's job description

Volunteer in community activities in order to get a chance to interact with other people and learn something new

[employee comments goal]

Identify what one likes about own job and start focusing on those positive aspects in order to start enjoying own job

Be punctual at work and learn to ask for a sick leave only when it is absolutely necessary

[employee comments goal]

Promote information across departments that will help educate other employees on performance expectation and how to meet the company goals

Look for new tricks and methods to keep oneself on track, both personally and professionally

[employee comments goal]

Set a timeline for each goal in order to identify and stick to specific actions that one needs to take to work towards that goal

Seek regular feedback from others about the set goals in order to identify mistakes and rectify them

[employee comments goal]

Constantly communicate own plans to achieve goals and desire for results within the assigned work tasks

Focus oneself and team members on critical activities that yield a great impact on the company

[employee comments goal]

Make sure to collect relevant data and take actions based on hard facts rather than on guesswork

Outline steps that one will take to accomplish the long-range plan and stick to them

[employee comments goal]

Use technology to automate important aspects of a project such as a project's status reporting in order to increase productivity

Look for costs that can be reduced or eliminated without hurting the company's operations

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in executing ideas and always seek advice on untested ideas

Show more willingness to learn how to make better financial decisions

[employee comments goal]

Develop and implement policies that assure the rights of all people are considered regardless of their cultural background

Promote professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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