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Head of Performance Excellence

Company: Raytheon Technologies
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Are you ready

to engineer a

safer world? Head of Performance Excellence United Kingdom, Broughton, United Kingdom, Glenrothes, United Kingdom, Harlow, United Kingdom, Waddington, United Kingdom

What does it take to make the world a safer place? It takes delivering innovative technology and collaborating with some of the finest talent in the engineering field. Whether you’re a software engineer or a mechanical engineer, at Raytheon Technologies you’ll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you’ll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life. If you’re ready to take on today’s big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon Technologies.

America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes

Full-time

Responsibilities Job Title: Head of Performance Excellence

Req ID: 161524BR

Summary of Role:

Accountable and reporting directly to the Engineering Director for RSL, the Head of Performance Excellence will work across all of the Raytheon UK Mission Areas to implement best practice and improve the overall performance and execution of Engineering capability and functional activities.

The PE role will be a member of the Engineering Leadership Team and will be responsible for providing extensive support to the Director of Engineering and coordinating a wide range of key initiatives with the Leadership Team and Mission Area leaders. The Primary point of focus within the Raytheon UK Engineering Leadership Team for Process and Governance, Forecasting, Engineering Capability, Strategy, Continuous Improvement and Operations.

Main Duties:

As a key member of the Engineering Leadership team, you will be responsible for providing overall support to the function including, product development, talent management and acquisition and driving the engineering People Plan with the respective Heads of Engineering, partnering with other enabling functions (e.g. HR/Finance/BD/PMO).

•Manage & report on Engineering utilisation, productivity and skills across RSL identifying opportunities and being on the front foot of people planning and capability (skills and product) development

•Maintaining & communicating essential information, coordinating actions, obtaining internal and external expert input, reviewing open issues and action items, contributing information to team meetings and reports, escalating project completion impediments and issues within the function.

•Collecting & analysing Engineering performance data, maintaining control charts, determining root causes of issues, and then resolving engineering problems by adapting and modifying engineering techniques, recommending solutions, resolving design integration issues or the necessary changes.

•Assist in the preparation and review of BoE’s, bids and reports from across the function. As well as the preparation of guidelines, testing methods and procedures.

•Lead technical development and capability relationships for product related partnerships e.g. maintain a strong understanding of and maintain relationships with other technology companies and partners of significance

•Assist on assorted items for the Director, including filtering information, preparing presentations/reports and managing matters to a point of appropriate hand over/escalation with the Director

•Be an Engineering Leadership Team Sponsor for internal networks / events and other initiatives that champion and drive diversity and inclusion in line with the organisation values

•Engage and collaborate with internal & external networks of strategic or other technical importance

•Work with Engineering Director, Engineering Operations, and Communications to create agenda & content for quarterly Engineering Leadership Offsite and Engineering All-Hands Meetings

•Work with the Heads of Engineering and Technical community leads to identify and consolidate engineering highlights and issues for monthly Management review briefings

•Assist in the development and clearance of Engineering leadership briefings to customers and for external conferences and forums

•Coordinate with other engineering Functional leads on projects as required

•Provide personal observations and perspectives and reverse mentoring to the Engineering Director & Engineering Leadership Team (LT)

•Work closely with members of the Engineering LT and Engineering Communications Lead to ensure consistency of communication / messaging for regular Engineering-wide flowdowns, Engineering website content, and Engineering strategy and goals

•Assist with development and documentation of annual engineering goals & objectives

•Manage Governance issues within Engineering across all RSL sites to ensure a consistent and uniform approach. This will include: Engineering Processes, Engineering Tools (including Programme specific items), Identifying training and development requirements for relevant Engineering Disciplines.

•Facilitate and establish regular meetings within the Engineering Function to ensure appropriate levels of Governance, ie: Monthly Project Reviews, Monthly work-load reviews, Weekly Management Team Reviews, Project Gate Reviews including Lessons Learnt Reviews.

• Liaise with relevant Heads of Engineering to ensure:

• Professional development of engineers within the Business Area (including support to appraisals and goal flow-down).

• Adherence to, and development of, best practice process.

• Availability of appropriate Engineering tools.

• Technical excellence based on a strong process culture and skills development.

• Continuous improvement including deployment of Raytheon Six Sigma methodologies and appropriate metrics.

• Earned Value methods and processes are consistently applied throughout engineering

Candidate Requirements:

Essential

•Degree in Scientific Math or Engineering discipline

•Extensive experience in senior management positions in an Engineering environment

•Extensive demonstrable experience in leading and developing people

•Proven experience in driving change management through to success

•Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen/analytical skills

•Proven ability to motivate and influence at all levels

Desirable:

•MBA or CEng

•Ability to work seamlessly with the Engineering Leadership Team and at all levels of the organisation

•Self-starter with high energy, able to work autonomously, speak candidly when necessary and operate with minimal supervision

•Innovative and resourceful trouble-shooter who possesses strong organisational skills, adept at coordination, project planning, analysis, teaming and problem-solving

•Exhibits strong situational awareness, able to effectively work multiple projects simultaneously with diverse groups and customers, and possess the ability to produce using essential diplomatic skills

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Business Unit Profile

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 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, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Relocation Eligible

Yes

Clearance Type

SC

Expertise

Engineering Technology

General Engineering

Program Management

Training & Development

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

United Kingdom - Broughton

United Kingdom - Glenrothes

United Kingdom - Harlow

United Kingdom - Waddington

What does it take to be successful at Raytheon Technologies? Check out these traits to see if you have the right mix.

Quote Felicia Jackson belongs to Raytheon Technologies' employee group for veterans and those who support them. After 24 years in the Air Force, she started a new career at Raytheon Technologies. "I wanted to go where people would support me," she told us.

Rewards 401(k) / Retirement Plans Employer Matching, if you elect to enroll company matches up to 3%.

Work / Life Balance Raytheon Technologies supports a variety of flexible work arrangements including compressed work weeks, flextime, job sharing, 9/80, reduced hours and telecommuting.

At Raytheon Technologies, we foster an inclusive culture of professional development. We support a variety of developmental opportunities including: Mentoring programs, Skills Development, Leadership Development, Rotational job assignments, and Continuous Improvement, all of which contribute to advancement of our employee’s capabilities.

Paid Time Off Accrue paid time off monthly. Receive 10-12 holidays per year with some locations shutting down the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Relocation Assistance Select technical positions are eligible for relocation packages. See specific job description for eligibility requirements.

Raytheon Technologies offers all eligible employees up to three weeks paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child (separate from paid maternity leave or Family & Medical Leave Act).

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