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Senior Risk Consultant

Posted: 30 Oct 2020 Closes: 29 Dec 2020
UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5101

About Costain and your project.

We're looking for skilled, expert and motivated people who'll help us meet national needs in transportation, energy, water and defence. Our future success depends on having the very best team of people who will help us to meet our customers' complex challenges by providing our solutions faster, with more innovation and at less cost.

This is where you come in:

Due to rapid expansion, we have a requirement for a Senior Risk Consultant to join our growing Risk team.

A senior position within our advisory services business, Senior Risk Consultants lead complex assignments, developing and implementing innovative solutions to help our clients improve operational performance and assure project / programme delivery. The role requires extensive management consultancy experience, demonstrable expertise in risk management and a high degree of technical capability across project controls, project and programme management.

In addition to technical excellence, the individual will have a sales-oriented mind-set to develop opportunities and grow business with both existing and new clients across transportation, energy, water and defence sectors. The Senior Risk Consultant will lead by example, promoting best practice, supporting the development of others in the team and ensuring the quality of service delivery to our clients

Must be prepared to travel, & undertake and obtain security vetting to SC/DV Clearance level.
What will I be doing?
  • Deliver technical excellence to our clients, thereby develop Costain's reputation in the market
  • Lead Multi-disciplinary assignments with our clients to improve performance and deliver complex project and programmes across energy, infrastructure and defence sectors
  • Identify and develop opportunities with new and existing clients, and continue to grow current assignments
  • Mentor, coach and develop staff, building morale and personal esteem and encouraging others to give their best performance
  • Develop and promote new areas of capability, services and products to meet market needs
  • Support marketing and business development activities
  • Working across our sectors to develop and share risk management best practice
  • Ensure that we provide comprehensive and accurate information to clients by creating and adhering to quality management procedures
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and delivering value to our clients.
  • Promote Costain's culture and values
About you

  • Degree level education - Engineering, Science, Mathematics discipline or equivalent preferred
  • Proficiency with common risk tools: Primavera Risk Analysis, SWORD ARM, Palisade @RISK
  • APM PMQ or Prince II
  • OGC MoR or other risk management qualifications advantageous

Knowledge / Skills / Behaviours:
  • 5 + years of risk management and consultative assignment experience
  • Excellent knowledge of risk management procedures, practices & techniques
  • Experience of producing risk management guidance, and of implementing and improving risk management activities
  • Detailed understanding of risk model development and experience of Schedule Risk Analysis and Cost Risk Analysis
  • Sound understanding of planning, budgeting, change control, earned value and other project controls techniques
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Good written and oral communication including delivery of high quality reports, analysis results and delivering training
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach and able to work without day to day supervision
  • Passion for delivering innovative and excellent client service
  • Champions 'doing it right first time and do it safely' through own actions whilst influencing, encouraging and supporting the wider team to do the same
  • Shares knowledge and initiates discussion, encourages others to develop and share ideas in a way that gives colleagues confidence and pride in their contributions
Must be prepared to travel, & undertake and obtain security vetting to SC/DV Clearance level.
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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