Governance, Risk & Compliance Adviser

  • Job Reference: 78956
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + bonus, benefits
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

78956 - Governance, Risk & Compliance Adviser

This Governance, Risk & Compliance Adviser will report to the Risk Governance & Compliance Manager and will work within UKPN Services based in our London, Elephant & Castle office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £51,245 and a bonus of 3%. This role can also offer blended working after probationary period (6 months) - 3 days in the office and 2 remote

Close Date: 24/07/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • 25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


To act as a point of reference to manage and develop business and project governance, risk and compliance in the unregulated UK Power Networks Services (UKPN Services) electrical solutions business.


  • To administer and seek improvement to the internal control framework in UKPN Services covering project governance, risk management, internal control, regulatory compliance, legislative compliance and business continuity.
  • To manage the Project Governance and Control (PG&C) framework and to ensure compliance and reporting of such throughout the projects' lifecycle.
  • To manage, develop and update the online PG&C governance tool to ensure the process is user friendly and shows a transparent and auditable process.
  • To organise the our risk management framework for UKPN Services following our company and directorate risk management procedures to ensure all relevant business risks are identified and managed.
  • To ensure the companies online risk management platform (Synergi) is reviewed, updated, and all risk controls / actions are managed.
  • When designated as a tender bid risk manager to facilitate the quantification of project risks at the tender stage of bids.
  • To work with the central UK Power Networks corporate risk, governance and compliance teams to ensure understanding of corporate requirements and provide assurance on behalf of UKPN Services.
  • To identify and organise training on risk, governance and compliance issues for the UKPN Services business through 1:1, group or workshop facilitation.
  • To facilitate the annual legislative compliance submission to ensure compliance and that any resultant action plans are completed.
  • To facilitate the annual regulatory compliance submission and to ensure the evidence together with any resultant action plans are completed.
  • To facilitate the Business Impact Assessment development within UKPN Services and ensure that UKPN Services business continuity plans are developed, reviewed and tested following company policy.
  • To project manage ad hoc minor improvement or change projects.
  • To deputise and provide support to the Risk, Governance & Compliance Manager in the execution of their responsibilities and produce timely reporting.


UK Power Networks is part of the Cheung Kong group of companies and is divided into a regulated Distribution Network Operator (DNO) business that distributes electricity to homes and businesses in the East, South East and London, and the unregulated UKPN Services business in which this opportunity sits.

UKPN Services provides electrical technology solutions and traditional electrical contracting to large and SME businesses throughout the UK in the rail, defence, airport, nuclear, and commercial and industrial private networks' markets.

You will have a background in governance, risk, compliance and business continuity to bring a fresh perspective to the function and promote continuous improvement.

Your principal challenge is to facilitate and suggest improvements to the commercial governance framework.

The Risk, Governance & Compliance Adviser reports to the Risk, Governance and Compliance Manager who has overall management responsibility for governance, risk and compliance for the unregulated UKPN Services business.

You will work with senior managers and the Director of UKPN Services.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or be able to offer suitable experience.
  • Experience of successful involvement and facilitation of governance, risk, compliance and business continuity management.
  • Experience of the construction / infrastructure industry
  • Rail experience would be advantageous
  • Have a risk management background
  • Experience with risk management terminology and techniques.
  • Experience of infrastructure project risk management and Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) would be advantageous
  • Have an in-depth background of governance and control processes.
  • Experience of reviewing, updating and managing compliance with policy and procedures
  • Identify problems, understand important issues, investigate alternatives and apply judgement.
  • Ability of building relationships with a variety of people at all levels in an organisation.
  • Ability to present