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Graduate Systems Engineer Harlow 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate with a STEM degree to work as an Engineer within the Assured Position Navigation and Timing (APNT) Systems team, part of the wider Weapons and Sensors business unit at Harlow in Essex.

The role is to provide support across Raytheon’s range of products, providing Systems Engineering expertise across the product lifecycle, from requirements capture, Analysis, Design through to testing and qualification activities.

Training in all areas of Systems Engineering will be made available to the successful candidate. This includes :- Requirements management, Systems Modelling using SysML ,UML, MATLAB, LabVIEW and other test tools.

Main Duties

The role will provide support to the System Design Authority and Systems Engineering Team Leaders with the development and management of project requirements, generation of technical documentation. Systems Analysis and Design work, modelling and the participation in technical design reviews. Further, supporting the Systems Team in Integration and Testing in the Laboratory and field testing when necessary.

The role will be based at Raytheon’s Harlow facility and you will have access to professional development opportunities and be part of the growing RTX team, where you will be required to undertake development studies and investigation activities involving product performance and interfacing with various internal Engineering stakeholders.

The role will involve working in a highly technical environment, supporting the team as well as working autonomously. Taking on complex challenges and producing a solution that follows company process in a timely manner is an essential part of the role. To succeed in this role you will be comfortable integrating into a large team to accomplish your goals.

Candidate Requirements


  • Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Electronics) or similar
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking & decision-making skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and innovation skills.
  • General electronics knowledge.
  • Knowledge of basic RF and Antenna principles.
  • Basic understanding of signal processing.
  • Driven individual with a desire to learn.
  • Attention to detail.


  • Practical experience of integrating and/or testing electronic hardware in a laboratory environment.
  • Keen interest in electronic design, demonstrated through university projects and/or hobby experience.
  • Understanding of system and product design lifecycles.
  • Member/student member - of a professional institution such as IET, IMechE, INCOSE etc.
  • Experience of mathematical modelling using MATLAB or any other programming language.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK 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.

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

About RTX

RTX 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. Its 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 + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).


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 UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

DEADLINE 26th November 2023