Risk Lead - Dreadnought Programme

BAE Systems
+ depending on experience and skills
25 Nov 2021
09 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Risk Lead - Dreadnought Programme


Would you like to play a key role in delivering risk and opportunity on a world class risk-led engineering programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Risk Lead - Dreadnought Programme at one of our UK sites.


As a Risk Lead, you will be joining the Dreadnought Programme within Risk and Opportunity team, which is integral to the Dreadnought programme, giving you a fantastic chance to network across senior stakeholders within the business. You will be joining the role at an exciting time, with the Dreadnought Programme progressing at-pace, working in a team that are seeking to excel with risk and opportunity management in a complex environment. This role could lead to future opportunities within the BAE Systems business.



Your main responsibilities as Risk Lead - Dreadnought Programme will involve:


  • Risk lead within the Dreadnought programme for multiple Control Account areas of responsibilityWorking with multiple control account managers (CAMs) to identify and manage risks, opportunities and learning from experience (LFE).Conducting schedule and cost modelling against risks and opportunities identified.Working with the Programme Management Office (PMO) and CAMs to assign funding to risks and opportunities where appropriate.Providing support to Dreadnought PMO risk, opportunity and LFE reporting.Integrating the risks, opportunities and LFE into the Dreadnought cost/finance and change processes, where appropriateInterfacing, where appropriate, with the Alliance and the customer on reporting of risks within their responsibility.Conducting Risk Reviews. Development of Capability for the team.Articulating Governance Metrics and interpreting them.


Your skills and qualifications:




  • Risk ExperienceProject Controls knowledge



  • Project Management experienceExperience of Complex programmesChange managementPlanning experienceAPM MOR qualification (management of risk)


What we're looking for in you:


You should have good communication skills, and the ability to: Lead meetings, handle stakeholder queries and influence others to ensure timely delivery of reports and updates.




Location: Various Uk sites



Salary: Competitive






Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.



BAE Systems


BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.



Maritime - Submarines


Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.


The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.


Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.


We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.


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