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4 months ago
Raytheon UK
Location: Lincoln, Chester
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Paul Duffy
Sector: Military & Defence
Category: Engineers Jobs, Planner Jobs, Project Manager Jobs

Airborne ISR Bids Programme Manager
Waddington Nr Lincoln or Broughton Nr Chester

To support ongoing business capture plans as the Programme Manager on large bids, developing the solution (working with functional leads to define the WBS, schedule and scope, produce the SOW, collate estimates, produce pricing, develop sub-contract requirements, etc.)

Main Duties:

The Bids Programme Manager will:
Develop Value For Money solutions for allocated support and development contracts that align customer needs and the Raytheon UK strategy
Liaise with relevant heads of function in order to secure cross functional buy-in for appropriate resource across the lifecycle.
Implement a disciplined project managed approach, with adequate focus and management across all areas of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People.

Candidate Requirements:

Strong Leadership skills, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers.
Excellent communication skills – written and verbal at all levels within the organisation and with the customer
Commercially astute with excellent negotiation skills
Experience in developing and winning significant bids
Ability to identify and understand technical programme issues, to summarise key concerns and facilitate problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries
Degree in Engineering or Business Management, plus established experience in programme/project using business performance management and reporting methodologies
Established background in Aerospace and Defence
Detailed understanding of risk and opportunity management.

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

A successful track record in setting up and executing full lifecycle development or support programmes for the UK MoD.
Member of a relevant Engineering or Programme Management Professional Institution
Capable of managing and motivating a diverse and geographically dispersed team in the delivery of innovative solutions Bid and Proposal management, winning new, repeat or follow on business through leading and supplying winning proposals
Demonstrated technical proficiency in the MoD acquisition processes
Experience of managing multi-disciplined teams
Experience of dealing with UK MoD and other Government department would be an advantage.
Experience of working within a regulatory airworthiness environment, both military and civil.

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 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber-security solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 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, 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 + 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, (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites


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 proactively 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.

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