Head of Engineering (Training Solutions)
•Reporting to the Training Services Business Lead, the job holder will be responsible for devising all training solutions for the business. This will encompass the full life cycle from devising a market strategy, signing off on a 5 year business plan, developing win strategies for specific opportunities, writing proposals and contract deliverables and leading the solution team in executing contract requirements.
•The UK Government training strategy comprises approximately $1.5-$2.0Bn bookings opportunities including major, strategic military training contracts in the UK and Middle east. Raytheon’s chosen market is where the customer’s training requirement is relatively large, complex, bespoke, transformational and is intended to deliver tangible business benefits.
•Important opportunities include the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme; Project Selborne, the Royal Navy’s programme to transform the management and delivery of the majority of RN UK shore-based training; multi-million pound middle eastern training opportunities inserting technology innovations, virtual reality and gaming technologies; and a host of other complex and transformational training programmes.
•The Head of Engineering for Training Solutions will be required to provide thought leadership combining three key capabilities to be successful: 1. Leveraging Raytheon’s current world leading tool, techniques and expertise; 2. Knowledge of cutting edge learning technologies and methodologies to remain competitive; and 3. Knowledge of the UK Government market, especially MoD and military. Candidates must be able to work at all levels within Raytheon UK and US, partner companies and, most importantly, customer organisations by engaging with key stakeholders (internal and external), and identifying and addressing their collective training needs. A strong innovative and commercially aware approach will be critical to delivering success.
•This is a complex and challenging role that will be both highly rewarding and high profile, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with UK Govrenment organisations. It demands excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina and, above all, a personal commitment to providing the HMG with a world class collective training system and service. Work location can be flexible, but there will be a focus on Raytheon’s facility in London and customers facilities which are typically located in the south and west of England.
•The job holder can and must leverage Raytheon’s world class capability . We are a training services prime contractor and industry partner that can provide an integrated, holistic approach to transform training services, continually advancing and adapting to ever changing operational environments and advancements in technology. We have deep knowledge and experience in designing, developing, integrating, managing, maintaining and sustaining live, virtual, constructive and gaming (LVC-G) training and simulations systems. Our global training solutions give customers, particularly those in mission critical environments, a decisive operational advantage by leveraging our global training and simulation programme expertise and the latest technologies to align tailored business analytics, programme management and asset life-cycle solutions to mission objectives. We deliver this advantage for military, government, commercial and international customers.
•Demonstrable strong Leadership skills with a desire to succeed and inspire performance
•Proactive team builder who can motivate and lead by example
•Strong technical skills, team motivator, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers. Able to drive multidiscipline teams
•Innovative & creative problem solver. Able to develop and deliver effective presentations.
•Able to facilitates problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries
•Excellent communication skills - written and verbal - at all levels within the organisation and with the customer
•Ability to identify and understand technical programme issues, to summarize key concerns and follow through with development of an action plan to correct or satisfy problem areas.
•Integrity and honesty
•Energy, Drive and Staying Power; maintains personal motivation over the long haul
•Courage - able to make the difficult decision and challenge the status quo, if required
•Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture and process to bring maximum effect in a short space of time.
Education and Experience - Essential
•Degree in Science, Engineering or Business Management, plus established progressive experience in designing and developing training methodologies
•Established background in Defence or UK Government
•Experience in a senior learning management service programmes to UK and international customers and specifically with complex training transformations
•Experience of working within the regulatory training frameworks and training assurance requirements of the Defence industry and public sector
•A successful track record in setting up and executing full lifecycle large-scale design and integration of blended learning programmes.
•Capable of managing and motivating a diverse and geographically dispersed team in the delivery of innovative solutions
•Demonstrable experience of senior Customer stakeholder engagement specifically with military customers
Education and Experience - Desirable
•Direct knowledge of delivering programmes in industry, including profit and loss responsibility and business strategy development
•Member of a relevant Engineering or Training Professional Institution
•Raytheon Programme Leadership Certification
Business Unit Profile
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.
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, Paternity & 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.
Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
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.