Hardware Engineer


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Glenrothes, KY

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United Kingdom


GBR02: Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY75PY, United Kingdom

Job Title: Hardware Engineer (Power)

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Location(s): Glenrothes/Livingston

Summary of Role

Raytheon UK is looking for a dynamic and ambitious Hardware Engineer to work within Raytheon’s Power business. Reporting to the Engineering Lead, this is a creative and stimulating role offering excellent development opportunities and the chance to work alongside our highly skilled technical team. The ability to work on projects from initial concept stage, developing the concepts through to final production units. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop and maintain our world class power product portfolio and technical roadmap. This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with key stakeholders, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. The work location will primarily be based at our Glenrothes or Livingston facilities with frequent visits to other customer sites in the UK and occasional travel to the US.

Main Duties

  • Working effectively within a multi-disciplined design team, adhering to company policies & procedures
  • Analogue & Power Electronic product design
  • Solving complex technical problems on new and existing products from our portfolio
  • Electronic Schematic capture layout & simulation
  • Design, commissioning, circuit debug and fault diagnosis through the project lifecycle
  • Ability to design to cost targets
  • Awareness and application of DFM&T (Design for Manufacture & Test)
  • Document Verification and Qualification of products to industry and customer standards
  • Configuration of product designs and their controlled change.
  • Prepare technical document & reports
  • Support internal & customer discussions, leading in your area of expertise.

Candidate Requirements


  • Degree in Electronical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Prior exposure and experience within Power Electronics/Design to cost & schedule
  • Good and demonstrable problem-solving skills with practical laboratory test, circuit & test measurement experience
  • Innovative thinker with self-motivation
  • Good communicator able to engage technically within the company and to customers
  • Eligible or current holder of SC security clearance


  • Experience with interfacing to RF circuitry and high-speed D/A/A/D conversion
  • Experience with both RF and Power development
  • Experience with programmable devices
  • Experience in design of Switch Mode Power supplies, designs of Invertor and PFC design of full bridge, flyback, forward topologies or exposure to others
  • Experience using the Mentor Graphics tool suite; xDX Designer, Constraints Editor, HyperLynx tools such as Signal Integrity & Power Analyser, System Vision simulation or equivalents would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Firmware development, design and test using suitable toolsets (i.e. Xilinx Vivado, ModelSim). Proven analytical skills in circuit simulation (Matlab, LT Spice)
  • Awareness and application of DFM&T (Design for Manufacture & Test)
  • Experience of recognised standards MIL Std, IPS etc
  • Experience in component selection & derating analysis
  • Practical workshop skills including soldering

About Raytheon

With facilities in Broughton, 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.

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’*

* 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.

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