Raytheon UK

Programme Manager - Vehicle Systems

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom, Glenrothes
19 Dec 2018
24 Jan 2019
Job Type
Job Title: Programme Manager - Vehicle Systems
Req ID: 123242BR
Location(s): Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes

Summary of Role

Raytheon UK is looking for a dynamic and high performing leader for the role of Programme Manager reporting directly to the Business Sector Lead for Power & Training Solutions. Vehicle Systems encompasses the development, manufacture and supply of power products for military vehicles into the UK and International markets.

This role requires engagement with senior company leadership, customers and suppliers. The role will be responsible for the negotiation of programme, commercial and technical requirements in order to achieve flawless execution of programmes, as well as driving growth through identification, capture and execution of new business opportunities

This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding and high profile, with extensive communication and interfacing with potential customers, customers, design authorities, internal stakeholders, other Raytheon companies and industry stakeholders. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. The work location will be based out of our Iona House / Glenrothes site with visits to other Raytheon UK and customer sites which may require international travel.

Main Duties

The Programme Manager for Vehicle Systems is required to:

  • Provide effective leadership to manage and have P&L accountability for a portfolio of complex international programmes to achieve or exceed schedule, cost, and profit
  • Ensure that effective programme management in accordance with Raytheon UK process is applied and maintained in the execution and delivery of programme requirements
  • Achieve business growth (organic & new) through identification, capture and execution of new business opportunities
  • Play a lead role in the capture and bidding for multi Vehicle Systems programmes
  • Execute and deliver product/technology development as part of PV and SEED investments
  • Ensure that programme goals, objectives and strategy are clearly communicated to the Vehicle Systems team and that the programme teams are motivated to perform and deliver requirements
  • Act as the primary interface developing strong relationships with customers and key suppliers to ensure that they are meeting their commitments to all programmes
  • Manage the programme team to identify business and project risks and opportunities and to quantify and produce mitigation, capture and contingency plans
  • Work with functional managers to ensure that appropriate resources are available and allocated to support the Vehicle Systems programmes
  • Approving programme and project plans and preparing/reviewing and approving all EACs taking into account programme scope, achievement to date, ETC, EV metrics and all key risk and opportunities
  • Ensuring regular and effective reporting on the status of captures, investment and execution to the Business Sector Lead for Power and Training Solutions
  • Provide input to the AOP and 5 Year planning cycles

It is important that the successful candidate can demonstrate strong communication skills in order to ensure that any issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively. The successful candidate will be required to manage a cross functional team in order to address all risks and issues; and must be proactive in building strong communication lines across the business.

Candidate Requirements

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong Leadership skills and proactive team builder with experience of leading multi-disciplined teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team motivator, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers.
  • Ability to deliver multiple UK and international programmes
  • Able to facilitates problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries
  • Excellent Communication - written and verbal at all levels within the organisation and with the customer
  • Ability to negotiate & influence
  • Motivated and able to adapt to the fast moving pace of change in operations
  • 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
  • Staying Power; maintains personal motivation over the long haul
  • Courage, able to make the difficult decision
  • Able to use their initiative to identify opportunities to suggest process and performance improvements in order to enhance our offering and delight our customers
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture and process to bring to maximum effect in a short space of time

Education and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Business
  • Proven track record of delivering a portfolio of complex UK and International programmes
  • Proven track record in capture management and in growing new business
  • Experience of leading multi-disciplinary development and production teams
  • Proactive team builder who can motivate and lead by example
  • Innovative and creative problem solver
  • Detailed understanding of risk and opportunity management
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Bid and Proposal management, winning new, repeat or follow on business through leading and supplying winning proposals
  • Current holder of or eligibility to obtain SC level MoD security clearance
  • Experience of UK and/or International Army defence system requirements
  • A successful track record in setting up and executing full lifecycle development programmes
  • Relevant professional qualification or membership, such as APM

Business Unit Profile
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 cybersecurity 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.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites with free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available at others


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 counsel, Reservist Network etc and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Program Management

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom - Glenrothes

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