Principal Systems Engineer

Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017

Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Location: Gleneagles

Closing date: 10 February 2017
Job ref. no.: 91522BR

Principal Systems Engineer

Location: Glenrothes, Broughton

Raytheon UK is seeking an experienced Principal Systems Engineer to work within the Aviation Integrated Power Solutions Business unit to provide systems engineering expertise across multiple active and prospective projects within the More Electric Aircraft domain.

Main Duties:

The Principal Systems Engineer shall possess intimate knowledge of aircraft electrical power systems, and experience with power conversation and distribution products. This role will support a new flagship programme within the More Electric Aircraft domain, overseeing the system integration and certification on a broad range of power product developments for our customer needs – and in turn feed specifications to constituent products. This new programme will produce a family of products that support the IPS business strategy and technical roadmap, that has significant importance to Raytheon UK.

The role will require experience in power electronics with ability to solve complex technical problems on new and existing power products. The role is expected to work closely with the IPS Business Unit and Engineering to understand the scope of future opportunities which can be developed and delivered by the Power and Control business.

Essential Candidate Requirements:

• Significant experience within the Aerospace Industry, particularly power systems.
• Proven track record in the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into system solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Defining the Concept of Operations for the solution being offered and interface control documents.
• Experience in performing the technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis.

• Demonstrated experience in reviewing technical, programme and delivery to assure the performance and cost targets for the delivered systems are met. Supporting the generation of estimates for the System Engineering activities, in accordance with the work breakdown structure.

• Experience in supporting bids and proposals, ensuring customer requests for proposals (RFPs, or equivalent) are understood completely, enabling effective bid submissions to be generated, Reviewing the technical aspects of the contract versus the Raytheon offer, and identifies any issues.

• Experience in defining and documenting the system-level solution in consultation with all relevant engineering functions.

• Working knowledge and demonstrable achievement in systems engineering principles with regards product development.

• Collaboration with customer community to identify innovative candidate solutions for Power and Control products.

• Product development experience at team lead level.

• Experience of developing business technology strategies and implementing these within engineering, production and support teams.

• Strong communication skills, written, oral and listening skills; strong business acumen and diverse business perspective; ability to think logically and strategically.

Desired Candidate Requirements:

• Experienced in system modelling using MATLAB would be advantageous.
• Experienced in the design of Switch Mode Power Supplies.
• Experience using the Mentor Graphics tool suit; DxDesigner, Constraints Editor, HyperLynx tools such as Signal Integrity & Power Analyser, SystemVision simulation or equivalents would be advantageous.
• Experience of working with DOORS.
• Design or exposure to FPGA or DSP control.
• Knowledge of information or knowledge management solutions.

Required Education/Experience:
• Proven Technical Leadership in product developments.
• HND/ BEng/ MSc / MEng in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or similar, discipline or equivalent education and experience.
• Accredited from a Professional Institution.

About Raytheon:

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass Raytheon.

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 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.

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