Lead Design Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Wolverhampton
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Software Developer
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Power & Controls:
We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Thermal and Fluid Management product lines are led from of the Marston facility which is based in Wolverhampton as part of the Collins Aeropace Power and Controls Strategic Business Unit.

Location: HS Marston Aerospace Ltd - Wolverhampton

Title: Lead Design Engineer

Labour grade: TBC

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Design Engineer will demonstrate expertise in complex product design solutions and the design definition process.
The Lead Design Engineer will integrate efforts between engineering disciplines, to ensure that the team meets Customer and stakeholders' requirements (safety, functional specifications, quality, cost, schedule).

  • Responsible for the detail design and definition on NPI, Legacy and Development projects.
  • Responsible for the delivery of engineering milestones across projects and components.
  • Provide technical leadership to the team
    • Assist with mentoring, coaching, and training the team
    • Assist with developing design tools and processes
    • Lead design reviews
    • Supervise, check, and validate design activities and deliverables through the product life cycle
  • Promote a culture of high performance, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Responsible for defining and applying the adequate processes and methods for product design, and ensuring process compliance within the team, including:
    • Requirements management
    • Change management
    • Design optimization
    • DFMEA
    • Expertise in CAD tools (NX), PLM (Teamcenter)
    • Robust Design, Tolerance Design, Design for Six Sigma
    • Design for manufacturing
    • Design validation
    • Model Based Definition
    • Knowledge management (lessons learnt, design guides)
    • Lead the development of the advanced cooling technologies
  • Education - HND or Higher
  • Experience - Demonstrated expertise in delivering complex design solutions and leading design teams, preferably in the Aerospace industry and preferably with heat exchanger experience.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership in previous roles
  • Expertise in the design and definition process of complex products through the product life cycle
  • Expertise in CAD tools (ideally NX) and PLM (Teamcenter)
  • Preferably experienced in heat exchangers, Ozone convertors and fluid management systems
  • Preferably experience in additive manufacturing design would be advantageous
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills at all levels
This position may involve access to export-controlled information and hardware where an export license would be required for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Employment will be subject to satisfactory security checks, export license approval, and if required, completion of a non-disclosure agreement .


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 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, Mass.

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