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Risk Manager

  • Job reference: TR-001912
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Epsom
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. They build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins have a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others follow and to deliver the future of mobility today. With 3,000 staff across the UK & Europe, they are brilliantly placed to lead the sector at a time when Government commitment and investment in infrastructure is at all-time high. Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support

We are seeking an experienced Risk Manager, with extensive project experience, ideally on Highways infrastructure projects. This role will be based in Epsom predominantly, with occasional visits to other locations in line with business requirements.
The successful applicant will manage the risk management discipline for a Portfolio of Highways projects, providing comprehensive guidance, management, and day to day risk management support to Atkins project staff, and to clients.

This is a challenging role to drive significant Risk and Opportunity improvements on a key area of our Transportation projects and to ensure consistent quality of support is achieved.
The Risk Manager, will report into the Project Controls Business unit to the Senior Risk Manager, with accountability to the Project Managers on assigned projects. The Risk Manager will undertake monthly reporting to the PMO level for the Portfolio of Highways projects, engage in regular coordination with the planning and commercial leads for the projects, and provide risk management output and progress information to the PMO Project Controls Manager. There will be opportunity to support and contribute to Value Management initiatives for the projects.

• Experienced as a Risk Manager on medium to large infrastructure projects, ideally within Highways, or Rail
• Experienced in providing Risk and Opportunity Management training or coaching
• Experience of Schedule Risk analysis, i.e. Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis
• Expert user of Risk Management software, i.e. Active Risk Manager (ARM) or other databases, @Risk or Oracle Crystal Ball
• Experience of working with company Enterprise systems
• Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
• Contractual awareness
• Good Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Member of the Institute of Risk Managers & APM desirable
• Knowledge or experience of Value Management techniques desirable

• Leads the Risk Management function for a Portfolio of projects for the effective identification and management of project risks
• Facilitates Risk and Opportunity identification and review workshops
• Ensures that Project Risk Registers are in place on all projects and are being correctly managed
• Update the Enterprise risk management system with risk register results
• Works positively with the project teams to ensure mitigation strategies are developed and managed
• Provides regular Risk Management coaching and guidance to Project staff
• Builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Contributes to Portfolio and Project Dashboards to communicate the status of Risk and Opportunity Management in a clear, concise and timely manner
• Works with the Project teams and Technical Leads to identify potential opportunities to add value
• Work positively with risk colleagues in Atkins, sharing best practice, tools, techniques etc

Key accountabilities
• Enforcing the Risk Management processes, procedures and systems
• Writing the Risk Management Plan for each project and regular updates
• Ensuring that the relevant project staff understands their Risk & Opportunity responsibilities
• Managing and auditing the Project Risk registers
• Ensuring that the risk data reported is timely and consistent across all projects
• Ensuring that the top 5 Risks and Opportunities are agreed with the project manager each month and clearly identified in the risk register and enterprise systems for corporate reporting
• Continuous improvement to the risk management process and systems
• Identifying risk maturity shortfalls within the project teams and undertakes actions to mitigate.
• Identify the risks that require escalation
• Works with the Highways PMO and Transportation Project Controls to ensure top risks are communicated to senior management

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, world class team; working on some of the UK’s largest Highways and Rail infrastructure projects. You will be part of an experienced team that have a significant impact on the successful delivery of multi million pound contracts, using state of the art project controls tools and techniques that provide concise information to the projects they support. Atkins Project Controls are recognised as an internationally renowned consultant, working on large infrastructure projects within the UK and overseas.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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