Raytheon Technologies Senior Electrical Engineer – Power Systems in McLean, Virginia
Raytheon Technologies ensures our customers succeed when addressing the world’s biggest threats. Raytheon Technologies is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to provide subject matter expertise and engineering support to a US Government program. This person will join a multidisciplinary team composed of chemists, material scientists, mechanical/electrical engineers, aerospace, and cyber engineers. The work environment is a very collegial atmosphere with ever-changing technical challenges that elicits excitement and challenge with each new day.
The senior engineer will serve as a member of a team that is responsible for monitoring and facilitating technical development and production projects being performed for a Government customer. Job duties include ensuring that system requirements and specifications are consistent with operational deployment environments, recommending innovative solutions for technical and operational problems, monitoring and documenting component and system tests, ensuring compliance with Government program management practices, supporting program control gates and engineering review boards, and authoring and reviewing project documentation.
The senior engineer will serve as a technical subject matter expert for a variety of power system projects. Experience in the design and/or operation of industrial power system equipment, 3-phase power distribution systems, transformers and control systems in low, medium- and high-voltage environments is required.
Roles and responsibilities center around quickly responding to client knowledge gaps by educating oneself followed by training/teaching the government task managers, as well as internal customer departments, on the relevant technologies. The ultimate goal in the power area is to help external contractors develop, test, and build capabilities to counter technical advances being made by foreign entities. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Provide technical expertise on domestic and foreign power infrastructure
Provide customer training and technology transfer
Learn unfamiliar, or leading edge, technologies to stay current on advancements
Review intelligence reporting
Collaborate with internal customers on defining research requirements and strategic mission objectives
Identify/Eliminate system vulnerabilities
Review external contractor/vendor technical proposals, experimental results, deliverables, and final reports
Support customer test activities
Review contractor test bed facility documentation and experimental test plans
Prepare, and often deliver, briefing materials to mid-level to senior client management
Review technical specifications
Support Customer Review Board
CONUS travel to government contractor facilities (one week per month)
Support installation and deployment opportunities
Minimum years of 10 years of related experience and Master’s degree (preferably Electrical Engineering, Physics)
3+ years of experience in electrical power system design and/or system operations; hands-on field experience is highly desired.
Knowledge of system test and validation processes
Ability to reverse engineer
Experience with root cause analysis and troubleshooting
Experience with vulnerability assessment and risk management
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of power infrastructure protection, distribution, security, failsafe, monitoring, and redundancy architecture; backup power generation systems
Ability to understand fundamental physics associated with capacitative discharge, switches, uninterrupted power supplies, etc.
Willingness to become acquainted with new technology
Configuration management experience
Experience with project portfolio management to help balance strategic and quick reaction capabilities within budget constraints and windows of opportunity
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Understanding the global procurement supply chain of power generation components
Ability to predict system-level performance implications of minor technical modifications
Flexibility to adjust technical direction as intelligence picture changes, or becomes more defined
Help define initial scope and assess technical feasibility of proposed development efforts
Must be a US Citizen with an active TS/SCI clearance with poly and be crossover eligible.
Due to a customer requirement, as a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate will be required to obtain and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment or submit to regular COVID testing.
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.