Risk Manager

  • Job Reference: N6030-774A
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Gregory Martin
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email: info@gregory-martin.com
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Risk Manager – Electronic Warfare, Defence based systems


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace/defence-based company. They are currently recruiting for a Risk Manager to work within the company’s, Program and Project Management Office.  You will ensure that there is an efficient, effective and comprehensive approach to risk management providing effective controls and assurance in order to minimise risk events, which result in a negative impact to the organisation/employees/assets and poor customer outcomes, reputational damage or regulatory scrutiny/intervention. Seen as the authority on all aspects of Portfolio, Program and Project Risk Management, championing the development of risk management processes, procedures and tools by working closely with Program Project Managers and teams to ensure the planning, designing and implementing of the risk management process is robustly adhered to. 


As a Risk Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have thorough understanding of risk management within the portfolio, program & project environment
  • Qualified to APMP/PRINCE 2 or equivalent
  • MOR practitioner or APM Risk Certificate level 2 or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience of successful delivery of risk management process and implementation in Projects, Programmes and Portfolios or a similar role
  • Must be a self-starter, imaginative and creative with good written and verbal communication skills


As a Risk Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Design, development and implementation of integrated Portfolio, Program and Project Risk management processes, procedures, tools and reporting to comply with the Company risk policy Work collaboratively with the Group Enterprise Program Management Office to enable policy compliance, best practice, continuous improvement and lessons learned.
  • Facilitate identification, assessment, analysis and management of risks, opportunities and issues within the portfolio of programs and projects.
  • Maintain visibility of risk/opportunity trigger points to facilitate risk cost profiling, timely draw down of risk budget or retirement or realisation of risk/opportunity.
  • Assist with identification of identification and recording if appropriate management response s which are measurable and specific, along with assessing the post mitigated positions
  • Monitor overall portfolio and program risk exposure from the risk registers, assess against the remaining risk budget, and provide insight and recommendations.
  • Proactively manage the completion of management responses to help deliver target positions Work with Supply Chain Managers to assess sub-contractor held risks and their views on program held risk that impact upon them.
  • Maintain an awareness of risks in other projects and their impact on the program or portfolio. Produce risk-based reports as required in a timely manner to support the effective communication of the risk and opportunity status.
  • Support the Program and Project teams to maintain detailed risk registers.
  • Ensure that risk management cadence and governance is performed.
  • Ensuring that Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) are clearly defined, documented, monitored, and regularly reviewed.
  • Investigating and reporting risk events, ensuring that the root cause of each event is identified and that a program of action is designed to effectively mitigate the risk, in line with the Enterprise Wide Risk Framework.
  • Working alongside Project and Program Managers to contribute to the creation of robust, objective and accurate reporting at a portfolio, program and project level.
  • Reporting latest risk positions and mitigations to stakeholders through regular governance meetings and reviews.
  • Monitor identification and closeout of program level issues.


Keywords:  Risk Manager, Risk Management, Risk Register, APMP, PRINCE 2, MOR Practitioner, APM Risk Certificate Level 2, Programme Management, Project Management, Risk Budget, Risk Analysis, risk Assessment, Risk Cost Profiling, Risk Indicators, Aerospace, defence, Electronic Warfare.


Risk Manager – Electronic Warfare, Defence based systems

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset