Programme Manager, Harlow, Essex, UK

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Harlow, Essex, UK

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United Kingdom


GBR01: Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM179NA, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Programme Manager
Location:  Hybrid working, and must be willing to travel to Harlow   
The Raytheon UK Weapons team has a fantastic opportunity for a new team member to come join them to assist in delivering complex and high-profile programmes to customers based in both the UK and around the World.  This opportunity offers a Programme Manager the opportunity to learn about new technologies in the world of defence.  It also offers excellent opportunities to grow and develop in a challenging and rewarding environment, supported by a fantastic, close-knit multi-functional team.  

This team works with cutting edge technology and offers the opportunity to contribute to global security whilst also learning and developing your own skills and knowledge.  Together the team delivers a varied range of programmes, from production, development, integration, and support. This can be to military customers directly, or through other key defence companies, providing plenty of opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of skills and experience and progress within the business. The team also cover a wide area of specialisms, from Laser Direct Energy Weapons to creating the next generation weapon using the latest digital twinning technology.  

As well as developing within the business, Raytheon UK also encourages its employees to get involved in one of our Employee Resource Groups.  These groups are an integral part of our diversity and inclusion journey and a key to maintaining a rich diverse talent base, and more details of the groups can be found online.  We also encourage all employees to take advantage of 5 full days of volunteering leave to allow them to focus on social causes that impact their local community. We also support flexible working hours, which can be negotiated to suit both the business and employee to help balance busy lives.  

This business works in a complex engineering and legislative environment and requires someone who can work effectively with the wider team to deliver results, whilst motivating those around them to ensure the programme needs are met.

Working within the Weapons team, as part of the wider Weapons and Sensors business unit, the successful candidate will manage and execute technically challenging programmes. Establishing and growing an effective relationship with customers is key. Success will require innovative thinking, forward planning, and an ability to react quickly to changes. As a valuable member of the Weapons team, identifying and securing new opportunities, working collaboratively with the wider company, and creating an inclusive environment for your team to grow are important to the success of this role. There will be significant exposure and excellent opportunity to advance within the company.

As part of the day-to-day activities the role requires delivery of programmes, ensuring on-time deliveries, customer satisfaction, and high-quality deliverables, as well as supporting junior Programme Managers, graduates and apprentices to deliver against their challenging targets and goals. There will be opportunities to take on wider activities across the company, and a broad interest in what the wider Company does would be a highly desirable quality.

Below are both the Essential and Desirable candidate qualities.  At Raytheon our priority is culture: we are keen to hear from people with the right attitude, values and willingness to learn, therefore even if you feel you do not meet the majority of the qualities, we still encourage you to apply.

This programme delivery role involves:

Working closely with all functions, especially Engineering, to provide support and reduce any barriers to completing work
Weekly engagement with customers to ensure communication channels are maintained and the programme is on track
Creation of regular customer and internal reports and updates, as well as meetings notes for customer approval
The opportunity to attend face-to-face meetings with customers in the UK and overseas
Ensuring that customer deliveries are of the highest standard and delivered on time, which involves the management of the Import and Export approvals, release paperwork and deliverable review and approval
Leading weekly action reviews with the customer
Initiate and lead the preparation of the internal programme review process and working closely with all functions to ensure that the review is accurate and on time
Work closely with Programme Controls to ensure that the programme schedule is up to date and accurate
Leading the development of a compelling and compliant proposal for additional scope within the programme for customer approval.   This includes comprehensive pricing information, clear assumptions, exclusions and dependencies, co-ordinating precise technical and commercial proposals and managing the proposal through its governance approval process, all within the allocated budget

Below are both the Essential and Desirable candidate qualities.  At Raytheon our priority is culture: we are keen to hear from people with the right attitude, values and willingness to learn, therefore even if you feel you do not meet the majority of the qualities, we still encourage you to apply.  

Essential Candidate Qualities:

A self-starting and confident team player who works well with others and inspires them to follow in their example.
Able to establish and nurture productive relationships, both internally and externally.
Supportive, with the character to navigate sensitive and pressurised situations to overcome Programme challenges.
An ability to work self-sufficiently to deliver on agreed goals
Can anticipate problems, and work with the team to identify innovative and logical solutions, and then to confidently enact them.
An able communicator in verbal, written and presentational forms to all audiences.
Able to manage and work within agreed budgets.
Unafraid to challenge and question.
Able and willing to travel to customers and suppliers within the UK and overseas.

Desirable Candidate Qualities:

Interest in Aerospace and/or Defence.
An engineering background.
Degree level qualification or equivalent.

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 contribution).
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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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