Risk Consultant

Thomas Search
Bristol, UK
13 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Thomas Search is working in partnership with a Bristol based major Defence & Aerospace organisation for the resource of talent

As a Risk Consultant, you will be responsible for implementing and advising on Risk Management solutions on our clients major internal programmes as well directly to their external customers across defence and other sectors.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in large, complex and diverse programmes, the post holder will need to be comfortable at engaging with senior stakeholders and customers. They will work closely with a range of internal, client and sub-contractor staff to develop an accurate understanding of the risk exposure, implementing appropriate governance and supporting effective decision-making.

The specific programmes and projects will vary depending on our clients needs, meaning the role will be varied, challenging and interesting. The role may require working off-site within client organisations and you may be required to look to grow our clients presence by identifying other areas of growth.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provision of risk management advice to major internal and client projects and programmes
  • Execution of risk management processes and governance, including maintenance of risk registers and production of reports
  • Facilitation of risk identification and analysis activities
  • Be the recognised expert and the focal point for risk management function within the project or programme
  • Coaching and mentoring staff in risk management best practice
  • Assuring risk management data and ensuring it is suitable for analysis using techniques such as Monte-Carlo analysis.
Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Practitioner in the application of risk management in a project and programme environment, with a proven track record of working effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven track record in developing and maintaining robust risk registers, Risk Management Plans (RMPs), routine reports and risk treatment plans
  • Able to engage and communicate effectively with a variety of key stakeholders across the Projects, Programme and the Business, including describing the benefits of risk management;
  • Expertise in the application of risk identification and risk evaluation techniques
  • Awareness of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) techniques (including Monte-Carlo analysis)
  • A willingness to support and facilitate client discussions, including workshop facilitation
  • Understands the importance of ensuring risk management is a value-adding activity
  • Familiarity with a range of risk management tools (ARM, Predict! etc.) is desirable
  • Familiarity with a range of risk management standards (e.g. IRM, ISO 31000, APM, Orange Book, M_o_R) is desirable
  • Experience in wider project management methods and techniques is desirable (e.g. project planning, scheduling, Earned Value Management).

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