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10 Aug 2020

Full-Time SDA Risk Manager

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

Job Description


£26,350 – £31,000 per annum (plus benefits).


The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UK’s nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

Job description

An Exciting opportunity has arisen for a Risk Manager to join the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) in HMNB Devonport. As a Risk Manager, you will be looking at the management of risk for vital defence projects, to identify, manage and reduce risk exposure through oversight of project risk activities.

The UK operational submarine capability is reliant upon the infrastructure that supports it, but certain elements of the infrastructure are not currently able to deliver the full range of support tasks that the operational submarine fleet requires. Consequently, the infrastructure needs to be updated in order to provide the required levels of support to maintain operational capabilities and for the disposal of submarines once out of service and decommissioned.


• Facilitate risk workshops on projects to identify and manage specific project related Threats, opportunities and issues.
• Manage risk tool entries ensuring data is up to date in accordance with agreed trigger points and mitigation action plans.
• Produce detailed project risk reports within the Operating Centre (OC) programme reporting cycle.
• Provide risk management support, including reporting, for business assurance.
• Understanding and interpretation of supplier risk data for incorporation into risk understanding and profile.
• Write and maintain the Risk Management Plan.
• Own the risk reporting and monitoring tasks ensuring effective interface between engineers, project managers, planners, and cost estimators and cost finance.
• 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 leadership.
• To influence Leadership within Project and Supply chain within the Risk technical field.

Due to security requirements this post is only open to SOLE UK NATIONALS.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Proven experience of working in risk management environment.
• Evidence of working in collaboration with various stake holders.

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

• Risk specific knowledge and experience and / or APM qualification/ APM Project Risk Management (PRM)/ Single Subject Risk Certificate Level 1.
• Knowledge of using Microsoft excel, as this a fundamental tool used within the role.
• Knowledge of the Submarine Business would benefit a successful candidate, but is not essential.
• Defence-related experience.

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

• Stakeholder Management
• Controlling a project

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

• Communicating and influencing
• Working together

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 SDA, 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 Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Defence, Plymouth, Procurement, Project Delivery, and Risk Management. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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