Principal Design Engineer

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Location: Glenrothes

Closing date: 05 November 2016
Job ref. no.: 85956BR

Principal Design Engineer (Power)

Summary of Role:

We are looking for an experienced senior engineer to take overall responsibility for the technical solution on one or more defence/aviation power and control projects.   This role is the focal point for the complete engineering solution on a programme, overseeing the integration of contributions from all other engineering disciplines – including hardware, software, safety, security and integrated logistics support.   It represents a unique opportunity for an experienced Engineer to really make their mark on a broad and varied range of power product developments.    The ability to work on projects from initial concept stage, developing the concepts through to final production is a key requirement, Alongside this, the ability to successfully interface with 3rd parties (for example: suppliers, industry experts, Universities, Customers) to understand how to realise a final product is also a major requirement for the role.
Above all, this is the ideal role for a self-starting engineer who wants to work on exciting projects and make a difference. The role will require   experience in power electronics with ability to solve complex technical problems on new and existing power products.   
Required Skills:
Good knowledge of high power, electro-mechanical and / or thermal product design within harsh environments.
Design circuits in analogue, power and digital
Fully understand circuit operation, debug, diagnose and implement fixes
Experience in working in E-CAD (Mentor preferred) for schematic capture and layout/placement
Experience in interpretation of customer specs and end use environments
Ability to develop concepts efficiently from limited or vague customer requirements and communicate potential solutions.
Good problem solving skills, willing to take ownership as well as positively contributing within cross-functional teams.
Good communication skills.   Ability to tailor communications to level and audience at all levels.
Proven analytical skills in circuit simulation and thermal analysis
Work with Customers to develop the technical requirements and then manage these requirements through the product development
Technical leadership of multi-disciplined engineering teams on major programmes
Understands the principles of 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
Desired Skills:
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 in LTspice or PSpice simulation would be advantageous.
Experienced in system modelling using MATLAB would be advantageous.
Experienced in the design of Switch Mode Power Supplies.
Design or exposure to FPGA or DSP control
Required Education/Experience:
Proven Technical Leadership in Product Developments HND / BSc in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or similar.
Candidates with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered.
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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