• Risk Manager (Programme and Core)

    Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-GodManchester
    Posted Date 3 months ago(15/05/2018 09:33)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain were appointed by Highways England to deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme as part of a Joint Venture (JV). The JV will complete two packages totalling circa £600 million of work. The A14 Improvement Scheme is required to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK strategic road network in order to ensure better journeys for road users.


    Stretching over 25 miles, the works will improve this highly congested stretch of road. Initial design work will commence immediately with the development of detailed plans for the delivery phase, which commenced late 2016. The road will be open to traffic in 2020, with the works in Huntingdon town being completed after.


    We are looking for a Risk Manager to join the team to provide high quality risk management support through the administration and facilitation of the company risk process, procedure and software systems.

    What will I be doing?

    • Manage the Core and Programme Risk Register(s) in the project risk management database (Xactium)
    • Utilising suitable techniques, facilitate the effective identification of risk across the Section.
    • Develop, implement and oversee effective and credible risk response and risk mitigation plans
    • Develop and implement a systematic approach to risk review, ensuring that risks are robustly and routinely considered
    • Ensure that the relevant discipline and function Leads, and other members of the senior management team, are sufficiently sighted on and familiar with the Core and Programme risk position
    • Compile cost models (QCRA) and schedule models (QSRA) when required
    • Through liaison with commercial, manage the Core and Programme risk allocation, including the drawdown and release of risk
    • Produce risk reports and dashboards in line with project requirements
    • Develop a positive risk culture across the Core and Programme teams, ensuring buy-in to the risk process and promoting the value that risk management provides
    • Promote awareness of risk management techniques and practices across the Core and Programme teams
    • Provide support to the Risk Lead in the delivery of wider project risk objectives



    About you

    • Previous experience in a similar role of implementing risk management processes
    • Excellent reporting skills; including data analysis, presentation and written communication skills
    • Ability to fluently and convincingly communicate across the Section and wider project, passionately and enthusiastically promoting the benefits of risk management
    • Has good interpersonal and communication skills and acts in an independent and professional manner with the ability to influence others including senior management.
    • Proven experience of running quantitative risk assessment
    • Good MS office and database management capabilities
    • Ability to integrate into collaborative teams and contribute to the performance management requirement of parent organisations

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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