Trainee Project Scheduler/Controller

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Job Title: Trainee Project Scheduler/Controller
Req ID: 114988BR
Location: Harlow

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 and 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 Harlow site.

Main Duties

  • 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


  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent 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.
  • Ability to use the MS Word, Excel and Office applications and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Current holder of or eligible to obtain 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.

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 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity 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. 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 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, Paternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37 hour working week with an early finish Friday. Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites with free snacks and drinks (hot and cold) available


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), D&I counsel and Reservist Network which all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate in.

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