Project Risk Manager – Aerospace, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-525A
  • Date Posted: 21 August 2017
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Project Risk Manager – Aerospace, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Project Risk Manager to be responsible for leading and managing risk, opportunity and issues (RIO) management across complex projects to drive improvements in risk reporting and mitigation. 


As a Project Risk Manager, your skills and qualifications will ideally include;

Considerable experience working in project teams focussed on complex, high value projects.

Candidates should ideally come from an aerospace background, they will consider Defence, Engineering, Manufacturing.

Degree qualified or equivalent.

Significant RIO Management experience.

Risk Management qualifications.

Sufficient knowledge of the functional disciplines.

Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques.

Excellent leadership skills.

Goal orientation balancing task, team and individual needs to achieve the right outcomes.

Excellent interpersonal skills (communication, motivation, persuasion).

Drive, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to develop.

Methodical and organised.

Good facilitator/mediator able to resolve conflict.

Able to take corporate or ‘global’ view.

An ability to develop team members and increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

Commercially aware.


As a Project Risk Manager, your main responsibilities will involve;

Lead and managing risk, opportunity and Issue (RIO) management across complex projects.

Take a holistic cross programme view of risk, issues and opportunity management

Embed risk, opportunity and issue process and drive reporting cadence.

Actively manage risk and opportunity mitigation actions and burndown.

Provide RIO reporting inputs for Programme and Sector reviews.

Generate and maintain RIO cubes.

Ensure Management RIO Plan is a “practical guide to managing risk”.

Provide cost risk analysis.


Keywords:  Risk Management, Aerospace, Defence, PPM Techniques, Embed Risk, Rio Management.


Project Risk Manager – Aerospace, Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset