Senior Risk Manager

  • Job Reference: UU00719-297498
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical, Operations, Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us

United Utilities’ (UU) mission is to deliver high-quality water for a stronger, greener and healthier North West of England. We are committed to providing our services in a way that respects the environment, supports the economy, and benefits society. We are proud to be ranked #11 in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. We value diversity, inclusion and innovation in our workplace, and we foster a culture where our people can grow, excel, and be themselves.

We uphold our ethics, values and business model to fulfil our mission and, by setting clear goals and objectives, we create sustainable long-term value for our colleagues, customers and communities. Whether you work with a team that shares your vision or join a network of peers with similar interests, you will find a welcoming and supportive organisation to be part of.

We’ve got a lot to offer. You’ll be part of a thriving FTSE 100 company and will enjoy a range of core benefits that reflect your value and value contribution. These include:
• A generous annual leave package of 26 days, which increases to 30 days after four years of service, in addition to 8 bank holidays
• A competitive pension scheme with up to 14% employer contribution, 21% combined, and life cover
• A 10.5% performance-related bonus scheme, as well as recognition awards for outstanding achievements
• A comprehensive healthcare plan through our company-funded scheme
• Flexible and hybrid working

Our projects are designed to be environmentally and socially responsible and will offer you opportunities to learn and grow…It’s an exciting time to become a part of our overall PMO structure as our capital programme increases significantly over the next five years.

We are here to support you in reaching your full potential and thriving in your career and beyond. If you are passionate about making a positive difference for the North West of England and want to join us on our journey of transformation, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and become part of the UU family!

The role
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can utilise your complex projects/programme risk management expertise and drive on continuous improvement? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you at United Utilities (UU) as a Senior Risk Manager.

As a Senior Risk Manager you will responsible for all risk and issue management within your delivery area, developing and enhancing risk and issue reporting frameworks and ensuring systems and processes are both streamlined and effective.

We are excited to offer you a flexible and hybrid working model that lets you balance your work and life and enjoy the benefits of working with us wherever you are. In-person attendance is required three days per week at our Lingley Mere, Warrington site to promote the benefits of face-to-face collaboration, alongside flexibility of hours to support work-life balance. Initially, you may be expected to attend more frequently to familiarise yourselves with the site, the team, and your role.

Key accountabilities
• Establish and execute robust processes and systems to control risks and seize opportunities on projects.
• Maintain meticulous risk registers to document project & programme level threats and opportunities.
• Collaborate with project teams, supply chain, and stakeholders to ensure thorough risk identification, assessment, mitigation, and reporting, escalating as needed.
• Conduct and coordinate risk reviews, track mitigation efforts, provide stakeholder guidance, and stay abreast of project/programme developments to advise on risk management.
• Administer risk and opportunities registers, ensuring accurate recording, consolidation, and coding of all risks, and updating responses to threats and opportunities.
• Guarantee that threats and opportunities are accurately incorporated into programme and project baselines, budgets, and contingencies.
• Lead the Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) process using appropriate risk modelling software.
• Analyse historical project data to identify trends, lessons learned, and opportunities for continuous improvement.
• Support the Programme Director and Project Manager in governing and setting risk management direction across work packages.

Skills & experience
• Degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience.
• Substantial experience in Project Controls, Risk, and Issue Management.
• Through understanding of risk management techniques, risk management systems and risk modelling software.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to build and manage relationships at all levels within the organisation and across all major functions.
• Experience of driving through system and process improvements and improving technical capabilities.
• Strong team player with the ability to lead others
• Facilitation skills with the ability to positively challenge stakeholders, and senior management.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• IRM/APM or equivalent risk management qualification.