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Senior Risk Manager

Posted: 7 May 2021 Closes: 6 Jun 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_21000455

As the successful the Senior Risk Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Risk in owning and managing strategic enterprise risk, developing risk management policies, processes and standards, and ensuring these are effectively executed across the organisation. The role will also support development and delivery areas through the provision of specialist services and advice, working to develop an integrated view of risk across the programme, identifying trends and suggesting risk management and mitigation strategies to leadership.

About the role:
  • Accountable for leading the development of an integrated view of risk across the programme.
  • Accountable for leading the development of an integrated view of risk across the programme.
  • Responsible for providing guidance in risk management and mitigation to leaders across the programme.
  • Accountable for supporting the development and delivery of risk management and mitigation policies, processes and standards, taking industry best practice and promoting continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for ensuring that risk management policies and processes are applied consistently and effectively across the programme and across the programme lifecycle.
  • Responsible for supporting the joint evaluation of risks by Project Controls and the supply chain to establish a thorough risk profile and a basis for risk sharing and incentives.
  • Accountable for leading and providing input into HS2's periodic performance and risk reporting, ensuring leaders have the information needed to make informed risk management, risk sharing and contingency management decisions.
  • Accountable for leading and providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) guidance and advice on risk management to development and delivery areas across the organisation.
  • Responsible for supporting and guiding other teams in relation to the use and understanding of risk management data.
  • Responsible for providing functional line management, performance management and objective setting support to direct reports.
  • 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


About You:
  • Ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative risk analyses in support of business decision making.
  • Ability to lead a team, creating a clear sense of direction and promoting continuous improvement.
  • Ability to lead and build cost, schedule and risk models in a number of applications, appropriate to maturity of projects and programmes.
  • Ability to communicate risk concepts and information in a way that is easily understood by a range of senior colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop, with the aid of subject matter experts where appropriate, and implement appropriate risk management actions for identified risks across projects.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills - ability to produce clear, persuasive written and verbal communications which engage and influence colleagues and external stakeholders at a range of levels.
  • Knowledge of the risk environment in large infrastructure projects.
  • Recognised Risk Management qualification such as the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) or the Association of Project Management (APM).
  • Experience of project/programme risk management role within large scale, complex project.
  • Experience of applying risk management concepts and procedures to large scale projects, and providing specialist impartial advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Experience of leading and developing a team within a major project or programme.
  • Experience of using risk management systems such as Xactium and Oracle Primavera Risk.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with HS2 company values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

The HS2 Behavioural competency Framework can be accessed via the following link:

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.

About Us:

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.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.
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