Risk Engineer

Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

Role Title: Risk Engineer

Type: PAYE Contract - Initially 12 months

Location: London / South East - up to 40% of time spent working remotely

Role Description

Provide strategic business, commercial and safety and operational risk leadership and be the SME for project risk management across the portfolio of major capital expenditure projects (both operated and non-operated JV projects). Key member of the Projects Delivery Leadership Team, P&O projects and S&OR Risk Communities of Practice.

Lead the application of risk management in the operating base for P&O projects:

  • Lead the development and implementation of Projects Risk Management Framework, Registers and Risk Management Implementation Plans in conformance with the P&O projects Risk Management Procedure, OMS, Group Risk Practice and related document requirements.
  • Lead and develop risk management competency of risk focal points across the respective projects' portfolio.
  • Lead risk identification, assessment, planning and performance management activities and internal and external reporting requirements for the operating base project portfolio (e.g. P&O projects, VP projects operating base, wells, operations, Partners, Orange Book, RMR).
  1. Key Leadership Team Member of the Projects Risk Management Network and Community of Practice, and key contributor of "lessons learned" to support P&O projects risk and project management continuous improvement (CI) initiatives.
  2. Represent the VP projects operating base for Central S&OR Risk Community of Practice.
  3. Provide risk management expertise to support other central delivery or operating bases for emerging project and P&O projects delivery functions.
  4. Org Chart: (To show the role, its peer roles and subordinate roles - titles)

What is the formal relationship to other jobs within the Project/BU?

The position sits on the VP projects operating base or central delivery team leadership teams to support the VP Projects. The position also:

  • Reports to the Project Leader Common Process
  • Direct support and portfolio management of the VP Projects Central Delivery / Operating Base
  • Supports the HSE&C risk authority for projects, wells and subsurface
  • Interfaces on a regular basis with multiple Unit Leaders (project leaders) and deployed risk focal points.

Decision making

What decisions is the job holder allowed or expected to make? What is the impact of their decisions on end results?

  1. Interprets the risk management program activities to ensure portfolio alignment and consistent application of risk framework; actively seeks out and codifies learnings.
  2. Supports the update of the P&O projects Risk Management Procedure and special projects associated with continuous improvement.
  3. Supports the competency and development of risk management practitioners P&O projects.
  4. Leads the consistent use of risk action plan templates and standard barrier analyses (bowtie diagrams).
  5. Leads the P&O projects risk management self-verification process within the VP operating base projects portfolio
  6. Experience & Expertise (Typical educational qualification & experience)

What knowledge/skills does the role need to have and how have they been acquired? What is the level of expertise required?

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • 7-10yr Experience in implementing qualitative risk management programs to support project management including:

o Understanding of risk identification and assessment methodology

o Developing and managing endorsement of risk responses

o Performing analysis of risk monitoring/control KPIs including barrier health

o Strong communication and influencing skills

  • A thorough understanding of the basic principles of Project management, risk management and control
  • Experience utilizing project risk systems and identifying root causes
  • Experience in a risk management role or knowledge of formal operational risk methodologies
  • The ability to take initiative and lead in solving problems without a high degree of supervision
  • Knowledge of financial, business and control environments
  • The courage to challenge existing processes and procedures for improvement
  • Broad understanding across several technical disciplines
  • Experience of working in a major project environment

Desirable Criteria and Qualifications

  • University Degree in a business-related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in implementing business change
  • Experience in the oil and gas and/or energy industry
  • Project management and risk management processes experience
  • Experience in operating project Management of Change processes

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Thomas Twinn
Thomas Twinn
Senior Recruitment Consultant