Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer - Aircraft

Raytheon U.K.
Broughton, Chester
Closing date
23 Oct 2019
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The Aircraft Bids Mechanical Systems Engineer role is responsible for delivering Engineering Bid activity within Airborne ISR based at Broughton.
Accountable to the Airborne ISR Head of Mechanical Engineering. Primary responsibilities include; bid planning, designing the Mechanical solution concepts and proposal development in order to ensure the timely submission of a winning bid.
The position requires knowledge and experience of design lifecycle management in aircraft programmes, bid management practices and processes, mechanical systems design and design for manufacturing.
Will be expected to act as the design solution subject matter expert to support the capture lead during bids.

Main Duties:
The Aircraft Bids Mechanical Systems Engineer will be part of an expanding Airborne ISR design team and Airborne ISR Bid Team. This role is ideally suited to an experienced mechanical design engineer with proven experience in military and/or civil aircraft. The role offers an exciting challenge in supporting Airborne ISR bids with responsibilities for:

Requirements interpretation.
Requirement capture.
Generation of Statement of Work.
Bid proposals / White Papers.
Mechanical design concepts.
Systems integration solutions.
Support to supply chain estimating.
Ensuring that regulatory compliance requirements can be met.
Identification and evaluation of risks.
Presentation of data and reports to both team and customer.
Supporting gates, reviews, presentations and general business processes.
Involves travel (national and international) and extended working.
Sound communication skills with sub-contractors, customers and team.
Communication with senior customer representatives.
Ensuring that bid activities are conducted in accordance with Raytheon UK site procedures that reflects best practice, and are in accordance with Raytheon UK and regulatory authority’s procedures.

Candidate Requirements:
Experience in aircraft and aircraft systems structural design & engineering.
Experience of requirements capture & management and risk management.
Experience of aerospace design regulations.

Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (Raytheon UK will sponsor as required)

Track record of successfully delivering aircraft and/or mechanical systems bid work.
A degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Systems Engineering or equivalent related experience.
Experience in a design support role on military aircraft mechanical systems.

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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, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions.
With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass

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 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 may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.


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), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 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 is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

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