Head of Project Risk - Phase Two ( x 2 vacancies)

25 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type

As a Head of Risk at HS2 you will Lead the identification, management and ownership of risk across Phase 2b to actively manage risk and reduce the risk exposure and ensure the successful delivery of HS2's objectives.

About the role:

  • Lead the Phase Two risk team, setting objectives, reviewing performance and ensuring that employees have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team's objectives. Support and mentor where required.
  • Formulate the Risk strategy for Phase Two and oversee its implementation.
  • Responsible for the sign off for cost and time allowances, deriving Risk contingencies in the region of GBP2.1 - 2.4 billion.
  • Influence and collaborate with senior stakeholders in the supply chain and 3rd parties to ensure that HS2's objectives are not detrimentally affected by Risk. In the event of any barriers, escalating and navigating through to a positive resolution.
  • Where necessary to promote the joint evaluation of risks with contractors and suppliers to establish a basis for risk sharing and identification.
  • Lead risk management activities within Phase Two, to influence a large number of stakeholders throughout the organisation, including PMO, MD and the DfT. Provide them with management information and provide recommendations to influence a successful outcome.
  • Agree and communicate risk and/or compliance standards and monitor and oversee their implementation for all objectives.
  • Lead the implementation and roll out of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework for Phase Two. Ensure that training, system compliance and development is well communicated across the organisation.
  • Own and manage all relevant risk management data held in the Enterprise Risk Management System for Phase Two and ensure that this is maintained with input from relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertake Enterprise risk management system compliance/assurance checks sharing lessons and best practice across Phase Two and with the RM community.

Qualifications About You:

  • Risk management skills and risk management approaches, with a sound commercial understanding of construction projects,
  • Leadership & team development skills to build effective teams, including role modelling, promoting continuous improvement, creating a clear sense of direction and priorities and creating ownership and accountability.
  • Experience applying risk management concepts and procedures to large scale projects, and providing specialist impartial advice to internal stakeholders
  • Able to convey complex Risk concepts into easily understood narratives for a variety of audiences
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.