Risk Manager - Highways England Secondment - Flexible Working Available

Flexible / Birmingham
07 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type


Highways England are inviting a secondment from the partners of the Motorway Alliance for the position of Risk Manager

The Opportunity
Reporting into the Alliance Risk Lead the Risk Manager will be fully integrated and embedded into allocated project teams with a remit to ensure that the project teams and Highways England meet their risk management challenges through improved risk practice and awareness. You will be responsible for management of the implementation and ongoing assurance of governance and any contract specific requirements.
As a commercially astute Risk Manager you will work in collaboration with stakeholders at scheme level and you will identify, analyse and develop responses to project risks, taking ownership and responsibility. You’ll play an important role in developing a positive risk culture within the allocated projects, ensuring buy-in to the programmatic Alliance risk process and promoting the value that risk management provides. By embedding and championing best-practice risk management tools and techniques across the allocated programmes you’ll enable a timely, efficient, safe and customer-focused delivery.
We inspire each other every day to be ever more innovative and successful in delivery. We’re always looking to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. This is a unique opportunity to join a ground-breaking team that will lead in developing new ways of delivering motorway construction projects across the strategic road network.

Ensure the necessary Early Warning Notifications are raised in accordance with the main contract
• Ensure risk mitigation measures are progressed in response to EWN’s
• Draft and update the scheme Risk Management Plan
• Manage risk and opportunity and continuously develop the risk register into a management tool containing accurate and relevant information for reporting purposes
• Complete risk and opportunity detail sheets for all risks and opportunities to ensure accuracy
• Compile information to support and co-ordinate with QRA to be undertaken
• Carry out risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, contractual allocation and preparing action plans. #SMPAcareers • Manage the Risk Register which will be in the client’s risk management database (Xactium)
• Carry out risk and opportunity workshops as and when required.
• Raise and respond to main contract early warning notifications, organising risk reduction meetings and progressing risk mitigation measures.
• Risk reporting, ensuring information is consistently accurate and relevant.
• Develop, implement, and oversee effective and credible risk response and risk mitigation and opportunity realisation plans
• Develop and implement a systematic approach to risk review, ensuring that risks are robustly and routinely considered
• Ensure that the senior management team, are sufficiently sighted on and familiar with the project risk position
• Act as a conduit for the escalation of risk in line with established processes
• Be prepared to challenge risk owners and other individuals on their response to risk
• Contribute to the continual improvement in risk processes and the continual development of a risk mature culture across the project
• Produce risk reports and dashboards in line with project requirements

About You
• An experienced risk professional, skilled at embedding industry best-practice risk management tools and techniques (e.g. ISO 31000) within large scale, technical programmes.
• Experience of capturing and analysing risk and issue management data both at a project and programme level.
• Skilled and experienced in NEC project and programme management and risk management methodologies (e.g. IRM, APM, PRINCE2, MSP, MoR).
• Skilled in qualitative and quantitative cost and time risk analysis (QCRA and QSRA).
• Skilled and experienced in the use of risk management systems and tools (e.g. Xactium).
• Strong verbal, written and presentational skills with a high level of analytical and numerate skills
• Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment
• Good attention to detail 
• Excellent communication and presentational skills
• Able to use initiative
So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you will be a great fit for our organisation.

About Us
The SMP Alliance consists of Highways England and 7 partners including;
• Fluor (production management) #SMPAcareers
• Jacobs and WSP (digital enabled design) and
• Balfour Beatty, Costain and BAM Nuttall/Morgan Sindall joint venture (onsite Assembly Partners)
Our goal is to unite diverse teams, unleash fresh thinking and transform delivery. We believe that collaboration is key to creating one team. #SMPAcareers
Collectively, the Alliance will design and construct the smart motorways programme over a 10 year period covering the Government’s Road Investment Strategy 2 and 3. The Alliance is transforming the way we deliver schemes by applying a programmatic approach, utilising digital rehearsals and embedding methods of construction such as off-site manufacture. There will be a greater emphasis on digital technology, increased efficiency and standardisation. The Alliance will drive value throughout the project lifecycle and promote a better way of working by integrating a diverse supplier network to form a wider enterprise to improve safety, create a better customer experience and deliver greater efficiency.

Diversity is our future. Be part of it
Our collaborative culture is underpinned by our agreed behaviours - decision making, accountability, communication and engagement, innovation and improvement, constructive challenge and trust and respect.
Inclusion and diversity are core attributes to our identity. Employees feel engaged, connected, valued and respected for who they are. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives.
We positively encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse groups. We are committed to not only enhancing diversity of skills but also to addressing gender imbalance. This diversity is key to bringing different insights, creating challenge, and encouraging innovation and transformation within the construction sector.
Building better, together

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