R&D Composites Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Banbury
Closing date
28 Dec 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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Job Purpose

A key contributor in the development of composite products and processes in a highly complex and fast-paced environment working within Collins engineering team.



  • Have product

    for the design, development, and investigation of novel structural composite components
  • Identify and implement design evolution and validation activities using first-
    calculations and Finite Element
  • Develop technology development plans based on assessment of design, stress, and M&P related complexities
  • Author design tools based on development project findings
  • Create detailed CAD models and drawings
  • Carry out testing to interrogate, evolve and validate component and material performance
  • Provide reports, presentations, and documentation necessary to demonstrate progression through Technology Readiness Levels.
  • Clearly communicate actions and progress of engineering tasks
Experience and Skills:
  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Able to evaluate and solve new engineering problems using first
  • Excellent grounding in solid mechanics, stress

    and material science
  • Proven FEA experience
  • Knowledge of Polymer Matrix Composite including different types of resins, fibres, manufacturing techniques, and testing methods
  • Willing to take hands-on approach to developing components, manufacturing processes and testing methods
  • Highly motivated, with a keen ability to use own initiative
  • Clear open two-way communication skills
  • Willing to work in both office-based and workshop-based environments
  • Fit the dynamic and enthusiastic culture within Collins and flexible with working hours
About Us

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest problems and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our benefits package includes a competitive base salary as well as 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, as well as private dental & healthcare. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts and a fantastic pension scheme which operates a double match.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.


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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