Corporate Assurance Manager
As the Corporate Assurance Manager at HS2, you will work as part of a flexible and multi-disciplinary assurance function. Leading on and undertaking a variety of assurance and audit activities across all areas of the HS2 corporate controls. Also acts as subject matter lead for individual assurance activity. Or act as a generalist assurance practitioner managing inputs from subject matter experts.
Act as the lead auditor with responsibility for the management of individual audits with a view to identification of risks accurately and the suggestions of improvements.
Develop individual audit/assurance plans and detailed scope to cover identified risk areas for activities to be assured
Work with subject matter experts and assurance providers to develop targeted audit/assurance scope that focuses on key risks and provides the appropriate level of outcome
Report on audit/assurance findings to the Senior Corporate Assurance Manager, agreeing corrective action with auditees and monitoring close out of findings, to support the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the Integrated Management System.
Provide analysis of audit/assurance finding with the view to identification of trends to allow management to develop and prioritise improvement initiatives.
Report audit findings, escalate major issues or inadequate responses to the Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager
Conduct audits/assurance activity in line with the agreed HS2 audit/assurance programme, following HS2 policy and procedure (and best practice)
Support the development of a robust, auditable and transparent assurance model which ensures that policies, processes and work instructions are developed to support the need to source, select, manage and deliver the diverse range of works, goods and services required by HS2
Deliver hands-on support to corporate functions in working through the Assurance lifecycle, working with external Assurance providers, such as the Independent Assurance Panel and DfT where appropriate, to ensure that issues are captured, tracked and closed out
Provide input and ideas to the Continual Improvement of Policies and Procedures
Lead and facilitate lessons learned activities to ensure feedback is balanced and fair, and that action plans are created and acted on.
Undertake spot-check/audits on corporate control activities (including procurement, commercial, finance and people controls) to report on compliance issues, making recommendations for improvement or escalation
Deliver training and knowledge sessions to enhance capability and awareness of Teams across the business in assurance activities
Work as part of a flexible and multi-disciplinary assurance function. Lead on and undertake a variety of assurance and audit activities across all areas of the HS2 corporate controls. Where competent and designated, also act as subject matter lead for individual assurance activity. Or act as a generalist assurance practitioner managing inputs from subject matter experts.
Communications skills – including listening and presenting
- Ability to ensure accuracy of reports
- Numeracy skills
- Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint skills
- Leadership and team-working ability
Ability to engage with and influence senior management and executives
- Project Management skills
Appropriate qualification in assurance management and/or audit.
Knowledge of the rail, construction and utility industries including their requirement and assurance needs.
Experience in client management of major projects and working with sponsors, regulatory bodies and other major stakeholders.
Experience to deliver work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Experience in the use and application of assurance regimes in major projects.
Experience in the validation of major schemes, risk management and reporting.
Experience of working with sponsors, stakeholders, engineers and project delivery teams.
Experience in qualitative schedule risk assessment.
It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.