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Raytheon Systems - Head Of Engineering - Defence

Industry Sector:
Aerospace & Avionics, Software, Engineering / Insurance
Location:
South East England
Deadline:
08/11/2017

Head Of Engineering - Defence

Location: Harlow or GLS with extensive UK travel

As a leading international defence prime system & software solutions provider we are recruiting for a Head of Engineering for our Defence business which incorporates Weapons and Mission Critical Solutions.

As the Head of Engineering for Defence, you will be responsible for the Engineering resources, programme delivery and product development. You will report to the Engineering Director and be a key contributor to the Engineering Leadership Team for Raytheon UK and Defence Business Leadership Management Team.

Main Duties include:

  • Reporting to the Engineering Director & the Defence Business Managing Director for all aspects of Engineering and product development activity across the Defence Business.
  • Line management of Engineering staff across all RSL sites.
  • Act as the point of focus and leadership, across all programmes, for all engineering matters across Raytheon sites ensuring that engineering efforts are coordinated to provide optimum value for the business.
  • Interface with other members of the Engineering Leadership Management Team to continue to improve the Raytheon UK wide Engineering Function as a highly capable, professional and respected part of Raytheon.
  • To be the Defence business engineering lead, as a member of that leadership team, and ensuring the efficient delivery of engineering commitments to the Defence business areas, on time and within budget.
  • Arrange, develop and coordinate the engineering capability and performance of the Defence Engineering team to help create and deliver the business growth strategy and the engineering strategy.
  • Control and co-ordination of the overall Engineering budget for Defence, Capability and Capacity Metrics, and Technology Route Maps.

Candidate Requirements

Essential

  • Degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline
  • Extensive experience in senior management positions in an Engineering environment
  • Extensive experience in managing people
  • Extensive experience in delivery of programmes across all engineering disciplines
  • Proven and successful track record in managing system integration design and development programmes
  • Demonstrable experience in driving change management programmes through to success

Must be willing and eligible to hold SC security clearance and possibly obtain DV clearance if required.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme

Diversity

Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

Raytheon UK are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, with strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic and software solutions at our sites across the UK including Harlow, Gloucester, Waddington Lincs, Broughton and Glenrothes, Fife.

Raytheon is in a strong period of growth with over a 150 vacancies across it's sites in the UK. Including Electronics & Manufacturing in Glenrothes, Airborne Solutions related roles in Waddington, Broughton & Harlow and Software systems & IT enabled solution requirements in Harlow, Gloucester, London and other customer sites. We offer challenging & varied careers for all our staff with opportunities existing for Engineers, Project Managers, Quality, Commercial & Subcontract Management and support staff alike (HR, Finance, IT etc).

Working in a truly innovative and diverse product portfolio environment. With strong financials, and a work force of 1,300 in the UK, whether you are supporting or leading a project you have the ability and exposure to really make a difference. Customer success is our mission and the talent we employ is critical to that delivery and therefore the rewards in both opportunity and package will follow.

Standard Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme of up to 10.5% 6 times salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme

Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

For a full list of vacancies please visit www.raytheon.co.uk/careers or alternatively email your CV to recruitment@raytheon.co.uk As a Defence Contractor Raytheon requires all successful applicants to obtain a level of security clearance.

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