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Director – Risk Management – Baden, Switzerland

  • Job reference: UK0000051
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Baden
Director – Risk Management – based in Switzerland

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity


We combine ABB’s deep technological knowledge and SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects. Linxon will undertake turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Turnkey solutions will include project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.

This role is a Risk Management Director position based from the Swiss office of Linxon (the “Company”), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. You will ensure the implementation of Commercial/Risk management activities on all EPC(M) or services projects within the company in accordance with corporate procedures including:

• Project and Investment approval
• Project Risk management
• Cost and schedule risk analysis
• Project Peer review
• Supplier/subcontractor risk management

The scope of the Risk Director includes management of the risk and commercial reviews of all EPC(M) and services projects.


Responsibilities:
• Increase visibility and awareness of commercial/risk management requirements;
• Implement a consistent approach to risk management on all projects under execution;
• Produce commercial and risk management lessons learned;
• Develop and maintain a vehicle for networking and collaboration between all the risk champions and any employee that want to know more about risk management;
• Promote collaboration between projects in execution to share experiences and lessons learn;
• Sponsor Risk Management webinars for employees
• Act as the primary advocate for risk management at the strategic and operational levels of the Company;
• Develop risk response processes to assist appropriate type and level of response required and assess the adequacy of the responses (i.e. including crisis response);
• Facilitate troubleshooting and identification of various actions to resolve the issues;
• Provide Risk Management opinion on the risk register and the allowances to the Chief Executive Officer to demonstrate if projects have the right number and approach to risk management;
• Develop and apply schedule risk analyses on the risk register each quarter and report to the Chief Executive Officer;
• Create a projects costs/schedule data base to facilitate future reviews of proposals;
• Liaise at least every six months with each team in order to review the risk management process and results obtained over the last six months with the objective to recommend improvements and to record lessons learned;
• Prepare the annual budget to finance risk management activities and engage internal and external if needed;
• Devise and implement development plans to keep the risk management teams knowledge up-to-date;
• Find innovative ways for Commercial & Risk Management to increase the knowledge and facilitate the job execution;
• Build benchmarks to assess the schedule risks and the dollar value when risk materialized;
• Develop the best mitigation and actions plan for typical risks that the business will encounter;
• Create a share point and a template to highlight lesson learned, training and query that business members may have in regard of risk management.

Proposal activities:
• Participate actively in the proposals preparation process:
• Review the ‘Request for Proposals’ and provide comments highlighting risk exposures;
• Participate in establishing of project execution strategy;
• Organize and facilitate risk workshops with the key project team members;
• Provide write-ups on the Risk Management Plan and/or methodology on the relevant proposal;
• Perform cost and schedule risk analysis;
• Evaluate the level of effort required (part time or full time) for a Project Risk Manager taking into account the project phase and the requirements in the RFP.

Method of Reporting:
• Prepare a Business Unit Monthly Summary Risk Report by reviewing and consolidating information provided by the Project Managers and Risk Champion;
• Report immediately any extreme risk arising at any point in time by the Project Manager and Chief Executive Officer as soon as it becomes visible;
• Report on any issue affecting the execution of the mandate.

Requirements:
• Degree qualified or the equivalent combination of education and related experience;
• Subject matter expert knowledge and significant experience in risk management techniques;
• Expert communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively, present, explain and advise senior management and others;
• Excellent proficiency in English;
• Capable of demonstrating critical understanding of the relationship between risk management, client governance, program internal controls and compliance;
• Demonstrated ability to make informed risk management decisions for both current and emerging risks.

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