Trainee Scheduler/Project Controller (111530BR)

  • Raytheon
  • Waddington, England, United Kingdom
  • 06/13/2018

Job Description

Trainee Scheduler/Project Controller

An exciting opportunity to join Raytheon UK's Airborne Solutions business which brings together its special mission aircraft — Sentinel R1 and Shadow R1 — as well as emerging commercial aviation power products and extended military capabilities.

Sentinel R1, along with Shadow R1, is one of the UK Ministry of Defence's vital airborne surveillance assets. The Sentinel R Mk 1 is the airborne segment of the UK Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) programme and provides long-range imagery intelligence (IMINT), including wide area surveillance of land and maritime, to UK and partner forces.

Summary of Role:

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to train in the field of project controls with a view to becoming a highly skilled project controller / scheduler operating within the Programme Management Team. The successful candidate will be given the training & opportunity to become efficient and competent with Planning and Scheduling Techniques, Earned Value Management, Risk Management and the overall project lifecycle from concept through to delivery. This role provides an excellent career progression opportunity in Project Controls at the Waddington site.

Development Opportunities:

Learn to develop Programme Integrated Master Schedules (IMS’) ensuring all contractual deliverables have planned activities and that all events and milestones are logically linked and fully resourced with labour hours, material costs, and subcontract payments.
Learn to manage and update project schedules against a weekly/monthly cycle and provide accurate reporting metrics.
Learn how to provide detailed analysis of a schedule such as deriving critical paths and performing schedule risk analysis.
Learn how to manage contract changes and ensure they are incorporated into schedule baselines accurately ensuring realistic configuration controlled baseline at all times.
Learn how to generate, analyse and report Earned Value Management data.
Support the programmes to develop Programme Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Organisational Breakdown Structures (OBS) and Control Account Structures to enable effective work package management and reporting.
Support Bid and Proposal activities ranging from developing programme schedules to supporting estimating and pricing teams.
Develop a consistent application of approved best practice processes and tools across Raytheon UK.
Become a member of the Association of Project Managers (APM) and train in best practice processes.

Travel to other Raytheon UK Sites (UK, Europe and USA) may be required.

Candidate Requirements:

5 GCSEs including, English and Mathematics at grade C or above.
A-levels (or equivalent) with a minimum of 240 UCAS points. At least one of these qualifications should be in a numerate subject, e.g. a STEM subject, Business Studies, Economics etc.
Proactive attitude.
Analytical logical thinker with attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organised, disciplined, methodical, hardworking and a team player.
Ability to Multi-task.
A keen interest in technology.
Able to use the MS Word, Excel and Office applications and the ability to learn new applications.

Eligible for SC Level Security Clearance (Raytheon will sponsor as required)


Experience of working with Microsoft Office Products.
Experience of working in a projects (IPT) or engineering based environment.
Experience of working in an office environment.
Experience with working with MS Project or other planning tools. 111530 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 & cyber 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, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber security solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon 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 scheme’s.
Enhanced sick pay scheme
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
37hr working week, with a nine day fortnight (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role subject to line manager approval.
Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites


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 proactively 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), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

Raytheon Application Process

To apply visit the link to the website
and search for Req ID: XXXXXBR. Please complete the on-line instructions to create a profile and upload CV.

Please also view the Raytheon video: Security Clearance: SC Relocation Eligible: No Program Management, All
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