Risk Manager

National Grid
Warwick, Warwickshire
between £46,000 - £58,000 - dependent on capability
22 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Risk Manager

Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 5AH

Division: Estimating and Cost

Job Type:

Requisition Number: 5265

Job Category: Capital Delivery

Job Function: Capital Project Delivery

About the role

As Risk Manager, you will be accountable for the provision of Project, Programme and Portfolio Risk Management. You will provide risk, compliance and assurance management services, allowing projects and programmes to minimise threats and maximise opportunities in order to optimise the achievement of business objectives and to aspire to a 'No surprises' culture.

Defining and deploying the risk strategy and development plan to create the world class risk management function required by a Blue Chip organisation with circa £1bn capital investment per annum across a portfolio of circa 200 'live' projects, you will lead an efficient and effective Project, Portfolio and Programme risk management service to Capital Delivery, to facilitate the effective management and control of risk and contingency across the portfolio.

You will ensure that detailed risk identification, assessment and quantitative cost risk modelling is undertaken, whilst providing functional risk management support and guidance to project managers. You will be responsible for ensuring that risk management continues throughout the delivery phase and appropriate levels of contingency are included that are reflective of the remaining work.

With responsibility for providing functional guidance on how risks are to be managed and kept current through effective risk reviews/workshops, you will provide guidance on how to interpret monthly project and programme risk data, flagging up any issues that require further management intervention. You will assure all risk and contingency information presented to the Capital Delivery Executive,

At project completion, you will be responsible for ensuring final internal and contractor's risk data is gathered and fed back into the estimating process so that cost norms are updated and maintained. In addition, you will ensure lessons learned and general risk management knowledge are captured for the benefit of future projects and programmes.

You will ensure a risk database is in place that captures and stores historical risk information to drive accuracy of estimating / planning and efficiency in the delivery of future projects through the development of risk intelligence and algorithms.

Supporting regulation on Needs Case and Project Assessment submissions to OFGEM, being the SME on risk related issues, you will manage statutory and corporate governance requirements, including the risk and compliance management strategies, frameworks and reporting.

This role can be based in our offices in Warwick or Castle Donington, however travel but the role will require travel to other sites around the UK.

About You

With a degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil), Business or Risk Management or the equivalent training and experience, you will have extensive experience and a track record of risk, compliance and assurance management at all levels.

With experience of providing risk management expertise on large scale capital projects and programmes, you will possess strategic leadership skills, people management skills and experience of managing internal and external stakeholders at a senior level.

Experience of leading teams is essential as is influencing, persuading and negotiation skills. You will be able to demonstrate appropriate leadership style for the situation.

With a knowledge of NEC contract types and impact on risk / contingency, you will have extensive practical experience of risk management.

What You'll Get

A competitive salary between £46,000 - £58,000 - dependent on capability

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About Us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We're an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we're working hard to create value for people today - and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don't generate or sell energy - we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won't just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK - you'll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you'll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You'll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations - sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You'll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you'll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

More Information

This role closes on 24th October, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this may vary.

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