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Project Risk Manager

Job details
Posting date: 16 September 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 October 2021
Location: Flexible, Southampton, Croydon, Bristol, Birmingham, Hampshire, CR0 2EE
Company: Mott MacDonald
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 50410BR_1631781714

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Summary

We are looking for a Project Risk Manager to join our Highways Major Projects Controls Team. This is an opportunity to become a key part of our MPC Team and contribute to shaping project delivery moving forward.

The role will involve supporting major projects in delivering risk management. You will report to the MPC Lead and support project teams as we continue to integrate programme, cost, resourcing, risk and change management, providing our teams and Clients with managed risk solutions and risk management advice. You will be based in any of our main UK offices. We encourage you to become part of our vibrant and dynamic workplace.

Mott MacDonald's Highways Division delivers services across the entire project lifecycle. Whether we are planning, designing and implementing new roads, or maintaining, managing, improving and operating existing highway networks, we deliver innovation, cost certainty and added value through collaborative working with clients and a culture of continuous improvement.

In this role you will be part of the Highways Major Project Controls Team. The principal aim of this team is to lead and deliver numerous business functions, including risk, planning (P6 scheduling); quality; performance; Lean and efficiency across our major project's portfolio, that includes over £1bn (construction) of projects in the Highways England Routes to Market portfolio.

Your principal accountability's will range depending on the services required by individual projects. These may typically include:

  • Collaborating with the Project Management and Commercial Teams in delivering effective risk manage-ment against the baseline position
  • Leading, managing and maintaining risk registers and guiding team members on defining risk causes, events, and impacts; assessing the likelihood and impact of the risks; development of appropriate, cost-effective, and timely responses to risks
  • Planning and leading the facilitation of project and programme risk workshops
  • Building and managing working relationships both internally and externally with the Client
  • Experience of planning and delivering quantitative risk analysis for multiple projects
  • Ability to use quantitative risk analysis tools for cost and schedule risk analysis (e.g. @Risk, Primavera Risk Analysis, ARM, Predict!)
  • Providing data analysis and outputs to meet internal and client reporting requirements.

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant Degree qualified and/or hold a project controls or management qualification (e.g. APMG Plan-ning and Controls, EVM, PMQ, Prince2); or,
  • Formal training and qualification in risk management

Essential competencies / skills:

  • The successful candidate will be proactive, enthusiastic and eager to play a part in a growing team. It is important that you can work autonomously, developing your own network and have good stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to work with Monte Carlo simulation and statistics
  • Ability to communicate risk management approaches, modelling results and mitigation actions
  • Experience in planning and leading the facilitation of project and programme risk workshops
  • Experience of planning and delivering quantitative risk analysis for multiple projects
  • Microsoft Office packages
  • Exposure to the provision and interpretation of Quantitative Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis on complex programmes is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and collaborate at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work as part of team and independently as required.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Knowledge or and experience using PowerBI

Desirable academic, qualifications, experience, competencies and skills:

  • Attained or working towards a Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince2, IRM, APMP, CPM, CAPM, PMP) or Full member of Association for Project Management (MAPM) or equivalent
  • Project Controls or Risk Management qualification
  • Knowledge of all project controls processes and practices
  • Formal project management education or active membership of project management professional institutions (MAPM, PMI)
  • Exposure to the provision and interpretation of Quantitative Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis on complex programmes
  • Ability to use quantitative risk analysis tools for cost and schedule risk analysis (e.g. @Risk, Primavera Risk Analysis);
  • Knowledge and understanding of collaborative behaviours within a Professional Services context.
  • Knowledge and experience of NEC Contracts

Benefits

We can offer:

Pension matched up to 7%

Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave

An annual professional institution subscription

Life insurance

Enhanced parental leave

Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance

Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

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