Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!
Are you looking for a challenging and interesting opportunity? Does being a key member of the Project Controls team supporting the Armed Forces & Submarine Delivery Agency excite you?
If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
DE&S and the SDA are integral parts of UK Defence supporting our Armed Forces across Land, Sea, Air, Strategic and Nuclear Submarines; responsibilities include procurement, in service support and disposal. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance and delivers some of the most technically complex programmes in Defence.
We are currently recruiting for Principal Risk Managers within both the SDA and DE&S where you will provide strategic leadership and direction to risk staff and act as a subject matter expert providing advice across high complexity and high-risk projects within the Project Controls function.
Working as part of the SDA, you will become a Principal Risk Manager within delivery, working on one of the biggest programmes within defence. You will be a crucial go-to contact for interpretation and interrogation of data, lead a risk management team and provide risk assurance within the team.
DE&S are looking for a Principal Risk Manager to come into the Project Controls function and work closely with our Function Management Team in a people orientated lead position looking after the risk community. You will have a varied position including capacity and training whilst also providing guidance and being a first point of contact for risk related policy, procedure, questions and queries.
Please note, due to the nature of these posts regular travel may be required to other MOD sites. Due to security requirements, posts may be reserved for sole UK Nationals only.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited too -
Develop and implements risk discipline training programmes for junior risk employees to ensure necessary skillset and capability
To facilitate all aspects of collection, organisation and interpretation of complex supplier risk and modelling data for incorporation into DE&S/SDA risk understanding and profiles
Provides direct risk management input to proposals, strategic plans, stakeholder presentations, and contract negotiations at the OC, Domain or Function level
To communicate key project and Programme threat and opportunity management data to key member of the project, programme and DE&S leadership and be able to recommend key items for escalation within the business
Perform audits to ensure the quality of programme and project risk management and associated risk analysis of estimating and planning/scheduling
Oversee the writing and maintenance of Risk Management Plans
To communicate with and influence Leadership within DE&S/SDA Projects and portfolios and Supply chain within the risk technical field
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Significant working knowledge within a Senior Risk Management role
Significant experience and understanding of working with industry within a risk management position
Working knowledge of schedule risk analysis and cost risk analysis
Experience managing a team
Proven experience of stakeholder management
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Risk-specific knowledge equivalent to a degree (e.g. in a technical, engineering, scientific, business or other numerate subject) and APM Project Risk Management (PRM) Single Subject Certificate Level 1 and Level 2 and hold or be prepared to work towards the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management. May also hold APM RPP, APM PMQ or APM PPQ.
Experience coaching and developing colleagues
Understanding role of Risk Management as part of Project Controls
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Controlling a Project
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Seeing the big picture
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Parking is available at this site.
Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.
Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.
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