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Job Ref:  79297BR
Employer:  Raytheon Company
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Harlow
26/10/2016 04:04
Job Title: Principal Configuration Engineer
Req ID: 79297BR
Location(s): Harlow

Summary of Role

Configuration Engineer responsible for the successful delivery of Configuration and Data Management solutions. Ensuring that Planning, development, establishment and maintenance of Hardware, Software and documentation artefacts, across a multitude of new and legacy systems at multiple business areas and multiple sites.

Main Duties

  • Ensure the successful delivery of the Configuration Management (CM) and Data Management (DM) requirements for any given contract
  • Understand, undertake and communicate CM and DM requirements, including skills for any given programme
  • Create Basis of Estimates (BOEs) based on existing Raytheon 'Best practice' where possible for any future contract
  • Create and maintain programme Configuration and Data Management Plans
  • Administer CM and DM solutions supported by established and recognised standards, Raytheon Standard Processes and Practices and Customer requirements as required by the relevant programme security requirements
  • Create interfaces with all levels of Customer, and multiple user groups each representing different systems within the programme or Business Area
  • Administer Configuration Change Control
  • Establish maintain and report on the integrity of products or artefacts
  • Ensure that CM and DM audits are undertaken the results of which support the integrity of products or artefacts
  • Provide performance related data to support Estimate to Complete (ETC) information required by the programme
  • Create and maintain performance metrics
  • Archive retain and maintain both Customer and Raytheon Hardware, Software and documentation artefacts in a suitable Data Management repository, in accordance with Raytheon standard Processes and Practices
  • Ensure that Raytheon programme historical build data is stored and maintained in accordance with CM and DM plans
  • Support programmes through Customer Liaison both internally and externally whilst ensuring that the appropriate standards and programme protocols are satisfied
  • Maintain programme alignment by establishing communications with Programme personnel as well as through CMDM Functional Management
  • Interface with Supply Chain Management as well as staff at Suppliers or Sub-Contractors
  • Contribute to CMDM Functional Team Strategy
  • Establish and maintain an agreed regime for management and customer reviews, report on a regular basis
  • Provide Functional reviews from a CMDM perspective as required
  • Use Earned value Management tools, to understand and provide reports on CM and DM performance
  • Take part in Risk management reviews as required and report to Function
  • Understand the need for and participate in CMDM training of Raytheon staff with the desired skills necessary to support the business
  • Look at 'Reach back' methods to other Raytheon Companies to establish common process, skills, working practices and methodology if applicable
  • Ability to review and modify existing Raytheon processes or create new processes where necessary which support the business
  • Take part in Raytheon's Personal Development Programme where appropriate
  • Deputise where applicable for the Head of CM and DM

Candidate Requirements


  • Proven experience of managing or supervising a small team of CMDM engineers using established methods to achieve goals
  • Proven experience in the ability to manage a complex CMDM task involving multiple sites, multiple systems with multiple user and customer interfaces at all levels
  • Appropriate Degree qualification
  • Conversant with CM Standards, eg Def Stan 05-57, EIA 649, ISO 10008, ITIL etc
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Significant Configuration and Data Management experience exemplified by relevant CM standards, can speak authoritatively on the subject
  • Has knowledge of Configuration Management principles being applied to Software as well as Hardware development programmes
  • Candidate will need Current SC clearance


  • Excellent Project management and Financial management experience and skills
  • Good communicator both written and verbal at all levels of the organisation
  • Experience of working within CMDM in the UK/US Defence Sector
  • Self motivated attitude - able to work Functionally, or alone on a programme to achieve targets
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Experience of contributing to staff skills and development needs
  • Able to work within a busy vibrant team
  • Possess the ability to train others - pass on knowledge both within the Function and throughout the organisation
  • Comfortable with delivering presentation material to either large or small groups

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 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, Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at NA and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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 holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme


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 Application Process

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Relocation Eligible
Clearance Type
SC - Current
ERIP Eligible
Engineering Technology
Type Of Job
Full Time
Work Location
United Kingdom - Harlow
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