Principal Systems Engineer (Directed Energy Weapon

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Raytheon UK

Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer, Directed
Energy Weapons (DEW)
Req ID: 175706BR

Location(s): Harlow
Summary of Role:
As a leading International Defence and Security prime,
Raytheon UK is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer,
Directed Energy Weapons. This role demands extensive
experience and expertise in cutting edge technologies
delivered into new and innovative defence capabilities.
As Principal Systems Engineer, Directed Energy
Weapons, you will be accountable for providing subject
matter expertise to drive both the technology roadmap
strategy and product development through programme
execution. You will report into the Head of Engineering
for Weapons. This means that you will be a key
contributor and senior member of the Weapons
Engineering team.

Main Duties
•The Principal Systems Engineer, Directed Energy
Weapons shall provide domain expertise and technical
oversight to system development and integration teams..
•Develop and maintain technology roadmaps, risk
management plans and strategies for future growth in
Direct Energy Weapons.
•Establish relationships with key/strategic customers
representing Engineering’s Technical Executive to the
•Define and participate in resolution of systemic issues
that affect technical execution.
•Provide technical interface with programme and senior
leadership teams.
•Remain informed of current and emergent Directed
Energy Weapon technologies, industry developments,
and programmes to maintain engineering excellence,
innovation and cost reduction.
•Perform engineering studies and analysis associated
with Directed Energy Weapon systems and oversight of
specifications, procedures and standards that will be
applicable across all relevant programs.
•Support Business Development with customer liaison
and in the preparation of bids and proposals.
•Provide independent assessment and guidance at
Design Review and Technical Review Boards.
•Ensure that engineering practices and procedures are
maintained in accordance with relevant standards and

Candidate Requirements:
Senior technical leadership experience, including but not
limited to the following:
•Experience of recent Directed Energy Weapon
programme experience
•In-depth technical knowledge and experience with
existing and future Directed Energy Weapon systems
and their capabilities.
•Demonstrated competency for strategic thinking and
leadership with strong abilities in relationship
•Successfully developed and implemented Directed
Energy Weapon systems in established and new
environments using new and emerging technologies.
•Extensive experience in systems engineering and
guidance of multidiscipline, high-performance teams
(cross-functional experience highly desirable).
•Demonstrated competency in relating efficient and
effective solutions to diverse and complex business
•Proven ability to work independently, as well as a
member of a team and ability to advise programme
teams and stakeholders.
•Broad based technical background with experience in
systems design and integration.

•Previously held a Senior Engineering Leadership post.
•Significant experience within UK/US International
defence industry.
•Endorsed CVE signatory in a relevant engineering field.
•Chartered Engineer and member of relevant
Engineering Professional Institution.
•Must be willing and eligible to hold SC security
clearance and possibly obtain DV clearance if required.

About Raytheon UK
With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes,
Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across
customer sites together with remote working practices.
Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the
development of UK technology. Across the country
Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports
8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to
the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest
in research and development, supporting innovation and
technological advances across its core mission areas
Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.
Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon
Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon
Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and
defence company that provides advanced systems and
services for commercial, military and government
customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading
businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt &
Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon
Missiles & Defence. It’s 195,000 employees enable the
company to operate at the edge of known science as
they imagine and deliver solutions that push the
boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion,
directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security.
The company, formed in 2020 through the combination
of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies
Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in
Waltham, Massachusetts.

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 (increasing to 27 days) + statutory
public holidays.
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company
• 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’.
• Flexible Benefits scheme.
• Discretionary Bonus scheme.
• Enhanced family friendly policies.
• 37hr standard working week, with an early finish on
Fridays whilst operating a ‘Hybrid Working Model’*
• Canteen facilities are available at Harlow &
Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free
snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working
arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement,
considering both location and/or working hours, subject
to business and customer needs. Please highlight any
flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore
the opportunities.

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