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Senior Risk Officer

  • Location: Devonport
  • Salary: £30 - £40 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Advanced Facilities
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP (security clearance depending)
  • Expiry Date: 13 March 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034646
An opportunity has arisen to join a developing Programme Management Organisation (PMO) as a Risk Senior Officer/Specialist within the Warships Business Unit.

The role, based in Devonport, is within our Warships business unit – part of the Marine & Technology Division of Babcock International Group – that provides through-life support for the Royal Navy covering all Surface Combatants (Type 23 Frigates), the Amphibious Class vessels and Sandown Class MCMVs.

As the Risk Senior Officer/Specialist (PMO), the successful candidate will provide appropriate Risk information enabling informed decision making by the programme and business leads.

The successful candidate will enjoy working within a developing PMO team that engages both internally with business and programme leaders as well as important stakeholders of our customer community.

Main Purpose of Role:
The primary purpose of the role.
Maintain and implement the Warships Risk Management Plan:
  • Act as the primary contact and owner for risk management data and analytics for the warships PMO team
  • Coordinate a plan that provides a clear risk management approach within Warships to enable project, programme, portfolio and business risk to be understood and used for decision support. To include all templates
  • Develop and propose changes to the plan resulting from changes in Marine Policy, consultation on Best Practise and internal feedback and Learning from Experience obtained through the engagement and reviews.
  • Implement the management plan across Warships and approved changes as agreed.
  • Advise stakeholders (especially risk register maintainers) on the Warships plan and approach.
  • Promote balanced view of Threats and Opportunities.
  • Compile and present Programme and Business Risks regularly to Programme and Business Management. escalation and feedback
  • Assure compliance
  • Working collaboratively within the Business Insight function and the PMO team and with the Warships team, participate in the development of improved management information enabling better informed decision making by the programme and business leads
  • Act as Project Manager for specific projects/changes within area of responsibility
  • Support and promote all Business Unit safety drives and initiatives.
  • Managing Corporate risk, working with site wide Risk Managers to comply with Site wide Risk management

The successful candidate would preferably possess knowledge and experience of:
  • Programme Management Office / P3O
  • Project, Change, Finance and Risk Management
  • Naval support: an understanding of Upkeep and Fleet Time Support Period planning and delivery processes
  • Working in partnering and collaborative working environments with customers and other companies
  • Controlling classified and sensitive information
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Competency in verbal and written communications to deliver outputs at Board Level, with a track record of using MS Office Suite of programmes
  • Ability to operate in a partnering environment with other Managers and Customer

Together with the following skills & competencies:
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Competent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience of Primavera Software (desirable)

HNC, or equivalent level, in a Business / Engineering / Technical subject or alternatively relevant experience as determined by the relevant Director.