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Project Assistance

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Harlow
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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United Kingdom
GBR01:Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM17 9NA
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Job Specification - Project Assistant


GBR01: Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM179NA, United Kingdom

Job Title: Project Assistant - Weapons Programmes
Location: Harlow based - flexible working arrangements can be arranged

The Raytheon UK Weapons team has a fantastic opportunity for a new team member to come join them to assist in delivering complex and high-profile programmes to customers based in both the UK and around the World. This opportunity offers the opportunity to help deliver new technologies in the world of defence.

This team works with cutting edge technology and offers the opportunity to contribute to global security whilst also learning and developing your own skills and knowledge. Together the team delivers a varied range of programmes, from production, development, integration, and support. This can be to military customers directly, or through other key defence companies, providing plenty of opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of skills and experience and progress within the business. The team also cover a wide area of specialisms, from Laser Direct Energy Weapons to creating the next generation weapon using the latest digital twinning technology.

This business works in a complex engineering and legislative environment and requires someone who can work effectively with a close knit multi-functional team to help deliver results. As part of the day-to-day activities the role requires assisting in the delivery of multiple programmes. There will be opportunities to take on wider activities across the company, and a broad interest in what the wider Company does would be a highly desirable quality.

As well as developing within the business, Raytheon UK also encourages its employees to get involved in one of our Employee Resource Groups. These groups are an integral part of our diversity and inclusion journey and a key to maintaining a rich diverse talent base, and more details of the groups can be found online. We also encourage all employees to take advantage of 5 full days of volunteering leave to allow them to focus on social causes that impact their local community. We also support flexible working hours, which can be negotiated to suit both the business and employee to help balance busy lives.

This programme role involves:
  • Working closely with all functions, especially Engineering, to provide support and reduce any barriers to completing work
  • Ensuring that customer deliveries are of the highest standard and delivered on time
  • Creation of regular customer and internal reports and updates, as well as meetings notes for customer approval
  • Engaging with customers to ensure communication channels are maintained and the programme is on track
  • Work closely with Programme Controls to ensure that the programme schedule is up to date and accurate
  • Initiate and lead the preparation of the internal programme review process and working closely with all functions to ensure that the review is accurate and on time
  • The opportunity to attend face-to-face meetings with customers in the UK and overseas
Below are both the Essential and Desirable candidate qualities. At Raytheon our priority is culture: we are keen to hear from people with the right attitude, values and willingness to learn, therefore even if you feel you do not meet the majority of the qualities, we still encourage you to apply.

Essential Candidate Qualities:
  • A self-starting and supportive individual who works well with others.
  • A high level of initiative to o work self-sufficiently to deliver on agreed goals
  • An able communicator in verbal, written and presentational forms to all audiences.
  • Able to manage and work within agreed deadline.
  • Able and willing to travel to customers and suppliers within the UK and overseas.
Desirable Candidate Qualities:
  • Interest in Aerospace and/or Defence.
  • Experience of effective management of programmes using Earned Value Management.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. It's 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, 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 (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
• 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'.
• Flexible Benefits scheme.
• Discretionary Bonus scheme.
• Enhanced family friendly policies.
• 37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a 'Hybrid Working Model'*
• Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs. Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we're committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We're proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women's Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We're also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM's Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a 'best place to work for LGBTQ Equality'.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

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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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