Head of Engineering (Weapons and Sensors)
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Engineering
Summary of Role:
As a leading International Defence & Security prime, we are recruiting for an additional Head of Engineering to support our Weapons & Sensors Mission Area.
Raytheon UK currently consists of three businesses, referred to as mission areas. This position is for the largest of the three, which combines our Weapons development and support teams, with our Sensors teams. Within sensors this also includes Optical and Mechanical Technology, Assured Position Navigation and Timing, Power & Control, Air Traffic Management Systems.
As the Head of Engineering, you will be accountable for all engineering resources, programme delivery and product development across this diverse portfolio. You will report to the Engineering Director and support the Managing Director for Weapons and Sensors. This means that you will be a key contributor and member of the Engineering Leadership Team and the Weapons and Sensors Management Team.
Core to your duties will be the efficient management of development programmes, product enhancement programmes, and the delivery of these new products; Concept to Launch. This will require experience in the nurture and transfer of engineering prototypes, through qualification and certification, and to full rate production using a global manufacturing team.
. Reporting to the Engineering Director, and the Weapons & Sensors Managing Director for all aspects of engineering and product development activity across the Weapons and Sensors business.
. Line management of Engineers across the Mission Area, with a small group of direct reports.
. Act as the point of escalation, across Weapons and Sensors, for all engineering matters ensuring that engineering efforts are coordinated to provide optimum value for the business.
. Own and maintain the Technology Roadmaps and investment cases
. Oversee the management, development and coordination of the engineering capability and performance of the Weapons and Sensors engineering team to help create and deliver the business growth strategy and the engineering strategy.
. To be accountable for the overall engineering budget for Weapons and Sensors, Capability and Capacity Metrics (Workload Planning), and Technology Route Maps.
. Interface with other members of the Engineering Management Team to continue to improve the Raytheon UK Engineering Function as a highly capable, professional and respected part of Raytheon.
Leadership experience, including but not limited to the following:
. Demonstrated competency for strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management;
. Successfully developed and implemented product lines in established and new environments using new and emerging technologies;
· Extensive experience in building and managing multidiscipline, high-performance teams (cross-functional experience highly desirable);
· Extensive experience in delivery of programmes across all engineering disciplines
. Building/ Coaching / Mentoring of business leaders and talent;
. Managed financial resources to meet goals and multiple product schedules;
. Demonstrated competency in relating efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems;
. Proven ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team and ability to direct large teams to meet tight deadlines;
. Proven strategic planning and execution experience;
· Demonstrable experience in driving change management programmes through to success.
. Experience within UK / US / International defence industry
. Political and customer / stakeholder relationships within UK / US defence industry.
. Experience managing in a complex International Logistics and Licencing environment
. Member of a relevant Engineering Professional Institution
. 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.
• 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
• 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'
• Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's.
• Enhanced sick pay scheme
• Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
• 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements can be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
• Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available.
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 pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.
As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant 'Gold Award' Employee Recognition.
Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.