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Senior Engineer - Mechanical Packaging

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Solihull
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Software Developer
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Purpose of the Role:
As a global aerospace company at the forefront of technology development for aircraft electrification and electric propulsion systems, we are looking for a Senior Engineer to lead mechanical design on electronic/electrical products - either new products from concept through to entry into service or supporting existing products.

Role Requirements
Perform the mechanical design of electronic/electrical products. Ensure the mechanical design meets agreed customer specification requirements with regard to technical, cost, weight, reliability, environmental and maintainability criteria.
  • Production of Design Schemes, including CAD models assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs.
  • To ensure all appropriate analysis of the mechanical design is carried out, identify and minimise risk, and where appropriate specify additional test requirements to validate the design.
  • Fully document the design, prepare design schemes and attend or conduct all necessary design reviews.
  • Work within an integrated product team, liaising with appropriate specialist engineers (Stress, Materials, Integration, Manufacturing, etc.), and interpret relevant analysis/test data to understand and resolve issues.
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure correct interpretation of design intent and provide guidance for improving quality of the product.
  • Provide technical expertise to customers, project teams and other functional groups in support of new and mature products. Also to provide technical input in support of the selection and control of suppliers.
  • Operate in accordance with Collins Aerospace procedures and lead the necessary design reviews. Be able to provide process guidance to more junior designers.
  • Own work packages and be responsible for reporting on their progress and ensuring satisfactory milestone compliance with agreed targets to support project needs and timescales.
  • Support project development, ensuring the technical integrity of the product and that it meets all performance, reliability, cost and safety requirements.
Skills & Experience
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of technical leadership, experience in the design and development of rotating machinery or other similar areas.
  • Should be educated to Degree (or equivalent level of qualification / experience) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering .
  • Experience and good technical background in all aspects of mechanical packaging of electronic products, including mechanical chassis design, PCB packaging, complex wiring and harness design within an aerospace environment (or acceptable equivalent).
  • Must have an understanding of engineering materials and production methods relevant to them.
  • Good analytical skills to assess and solve complex technical problems. Able to create and develop original ideas and make use of different specialist skills to achieve a satisfactory design solution.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate, formally and informally with peer group, other team members, suppliers and customers.
  • Good time management, proactive with the ability to plan work efficiently to meet agreed milestones.


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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