Senior Electrical Engineer - Power Systems

Raytheon Technologies
Mclean, VA
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time
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 + Perform troubleshooting + Review technical specifications + Support Customer Review Board + Anomaly resolution + CONUS travel to government contractor facilities (one week per month) + Support installation and deployment opportunities Required Skills: + 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 + Team-oriented + 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 Desired Skills: + 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.187419Raytheon 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.

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