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  • Job reference: RMS0126565

Risk Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Windsor
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/08/2013
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The Company:
Our client is one of the largest UK operators of offshore wind generation assets and has a planned build program to significantly increase those assets over the next 12 years and beyond.

The Role:
Key to maintaining our client as a leader in this field is the ability to manage threats & opportunities to the achievement of organisational and business objectives in an effectual manner. The Risk Manager will be responsible for this and also for managing risks to customers, reputation, assets and interests of stakeholders. The Risk Manager will work in all workstreams of the business and areas of specialism including corporate governance, regulatory and operational risk, business continuity, information and security risk, technology risk, external risk and construction risk.

Key Accountabilities:
Planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management strategy and plan for all workstreams within the business unit;
Ensure that suitably detailed processes are in place within the Business Mgmt System and that these are appropriately maintained;
Risk assessment which involves managing the process of analysing upside and downside risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the quantitative and qualitative risks affecting the business;
Selection and use of appropriate risk management software to ensure accurate analysis, results and reporting. Typically Primavera Risk Analysis;
Risk evaluation which involves comparing estimated risks with risk criteria established by the organisation such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors;
Develop and maintain risk registers for all areas of the projects and business;
Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences. For example; to the board of directors so they understand the most significant risks, to project managers and functional heads to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks;
Corporate governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders;
Decision making in the risk environment;
Risk treatment by selecting and implementing measures to control and mitigate risks including activities to avoid risks, transfer risks and finance risks;
Monitoring and reviewing processes to ensure risk and compliance arrangements are in place;
Conducting audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors;
Contributing to process mapping in order to understand business processes and linkage to areas of risk;
Providing support, education and training to staff, commonly at management level;
Ensure business continuity plans are in place, necessary during times of disruption and to the organisation’s survival during an adverse event.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A risk related qualification or relevant degree in numerate, commercial, business or engineering discipline.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Advanced Microsoft Excel and good Word and Powerpoint skills.
Good previous experience in a similar Risk Management role in a relevant industry.
Previous experience of appropriate risk management software typically Primavera Risk Analysis.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous experience on large scale construction and/or development projects in a relevant industry.
Previous experience on operating assets.
Previous experience of offshore operations.
Previous understanding of diverse engineering and construction issues.
An understanding of the relationship between risks and cost contingency.

The successful candidate will need to possess and show examples of the following competencies;
Well organised. Planning work out in advance to meet pre-defined deadlines.
Accuracy and attention to detail. The risk management function is a critical process in managing the business and as such the candidate should be confident of providing detailed and accurate figures against fixed timelines.
Be able to manage multiple relationships with the company, contractors and stakeholder personnel.
Solution focused. Be able to identify problem areas, establish root cause and suggest remedial actions.
Self Motivator. The candidate may well be working alone on so
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