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Senior Risk Manager

  • Location:

    Newbury, West Berkshire

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £65,000 - £85,000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -042024-81671_1712739488

  • Published:

    10 April 2024

  • Expiry date:

    09 June 2024

Job Title - Senior Risk Manager / Risk Manager

Locations - Reading (Hybrid)

Salary - up to £85,000 plus car allowance, bonus, and an excellent benefits package


Cobalt is working with one of the UK's most formidable consultancies with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by their values to deliver lasting change for their stakeholders and the communities they work in. Their purpose is to improve people's lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for their people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.


This is a defense programme based in central south-east England. The current phase 1 commission (secured) is the first 18 months of a 10+ year programme. The scope is to define manufacturing capability options within the existing facility versus the new build and submit the outline business case to the client. Our clients Defence business has undergone rapid growth since its inception. Today they advise a range of clients, including governments, front line commands and private sector defence organisations, where they advise on some of the most nationally significant projects. Their service lines continue to grow as well, offering commercial, procurement, project management and project controls consultancy services, drawing on our cross-sector experience and priding themselves on being able to bridge between strategy and delivering practical benefits to their clients.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and guidance in risk, across the programme / projects.

  • Adhering to the established risk and project control standards supporting the continuous improvement of these as required.

  • Generating and maintaining relevant risk information/registers facilitating the identification of risks (threats / opportunities) and issues where appropriate / required ensuring their effective management.

  • Working with key stakeholders to assess the impact of identified risks developing appropriate mitigating plans and strategies, actions, tracking and management of these.

  • Supporting cost control, risk and change management teams where appropriate.

  • Supporting the production of monthly risk reporting through the provision of intelligent information, analysis provision of suitable metrics / KPI's.

  • Producing analysis of trends, generating performance indicators, and providing feedback on areas of risk and opportunities.

  • Providing quantitative risk analysis (QRA - cost / schedule) including those schedules provided by contractors and suppliers.

  • Evaluating data to support cost and programme contingencies.

  • Supporting the estimating process.

  • Establishing and foster working relationships with all appropriate stakeholders pursuant to the discharging of your responsibilities or in aid of theirs.

  • Providing ad hoc support to wider project controls function to develop the capability of the team.

  • Adhering to the current monthly project controls cycle and processes and support with any future development.

About you

You have a degree in engineering, construction, risk or equivalent suitable qualification. You have experience of working within a risk role in the construction / infrastructure sectors. You have a detailed understanding of risk methodologies, mitigation processes and techniques within an enterprise environment. You are a member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and/or the Association of Project Managers (APM).

You are an expert in risk management and/or other related project controls functions. You have a working knowledge of risk quantification incl. cost and schedule risk analysis. You have demonstrable evidence of managing diverse stakeholders. You have experience in risk management process development and implementation. You have a proven ability to create new solutions to manage risk.

If you feel that this is the role for you, please apply with your up to date CV.