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22 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Risk Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£36,550 – £43,000, per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

Are you a Risk Manager looking for a challenging and diverse role? Are you keen to have a career development? We are looking for a number of Risk Manager’s to work in Abbeywood, Bristol.

Your role will be to manage project risk through Threats Opportunities and issues identification, quantification, management, and analysis across medium complexity and medium risk projects or for a portfolio of lower complexity and risk projects.

Please note that due to the nature of one of the roles, it will only be available for SOLE UK nationals.


Your mains roles and responsibilities will include:

• Facilitate risk workshops on medium complexity and medium projects to identify & manage specific project / programme related Threats Opportunities and issues.
• To facilitate the collection, organisation and interpretation of complex supplier risk and modelling data for incorporation into DE&S/SDA risk understanding and profiles
• Review and approve detailed project and programme risk reports produced by the risk team to provide quality oversight
• Identify and lead the implementation of continuous improvement of risk management activities
• Supervise the production of all risk management support, including reporting for business assurance
• Oversee the risk tool project and / or programme activities to ensure quality and accuracy of data therein
• Write and maintain Risk Management Plans (RMP)
• Lead the project / programme risk team, including coaching & mentoring of junior members
• Provides the project team with pro-active risk information to allow project team to understand current risk position, risk proximity and pro-active management actions
• To communicate key project threat and opportunity management data to key member of the project, programme and DE&S leadership and to be able to recommend key items for escalation within the business
• To communicate with and influence Leadership within DE&S/SDA Projects and portfolios and Supply chain within the risk technical field

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Level 5 qualification in an associated subject or sufficient relevant experience
• Risk (threats and opportunity) management in a project, programme or portfolio environment
• Utilisation of a variety of Risk Management techniques to improve and drive the successful delivery of projects
• A wide variety of Stakeholder management experience (both internal or external)

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• APM Project Risk Management qualification (Level 1 as a minimum)
• Interpretation of complex supplier risk and modelling data

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Controlling a project
• Stakeholder management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Leadership
• Changing and improving

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Defence, manager, risk, and SDA. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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