Risk Officer

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Fortitude Valley, Redbank

Job Type: Full time


Your next opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Risk Officer to support the establishment, maintenance and improvement of program wide risk management processes, documents, and tools.

As Risk Officer, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Maintain and update the relevant RDA corporate and program risk, issue and opportunity registers within the risk management tool;
  • Coordinate and conduct regular risk and issue management reviews with RDA Program Managers, Team or Domain/Business Leads to ensure timely actions are taken;
  • Facilitate the conduct of risk and issue analysis to determine its priority level and drive program and business decision making;
  • Provide risk management services for new contract bids or contract change proposals;
  • Review the clarity, accuracy, and completeness of the risk, issue or opportunity information within the risk management tool;
  • Create and regularly provide risk reports to support RDA Leaders, Program Directors, Managers, and overall program reporting requirements;
  • Support Rheinmetall sub-contractors or other Rheinmetall supporting entities to perform risk management activities and report on relevant risks and issues;
  • Create and maintain risk-related documentation including the Program Risk Management Plans or Program Management Plans; and
  • Train and build the capability of program members and sub-contractors in understanding and implementing the risk management processes, systems and tools.

About your new team

RDA is headquartered out of our state of the art Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (in Redbank). However this position will primarily be based in our new program office in Fortitude Valley near the Brisbane CBD. You will become a key part of the Program Management Office (PMO) Team.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Qualifications in Risk Management or Project Management;
  • Risk Management experience essential;
  • Collaborative approach and developed interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively across a multi-discipline and international environment;
  • Analytical approach and structured problem solving abilities;
  • Ability to adapt, learn, prioritise and structure work within a complex program environment;
  • Well-developed lateral thinking skills and the ability to drive a task to conclusion;
  • Proficiency with IT applications, with particular focus on MS Office and Risk Management Tools;
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required; and
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (must hold Australian Citizenship).

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days multiple options
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing
  • We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://work180.com/en-au/for-women/employer/rheinmetall/benefits

To learn more about life at Rheinmetall, please visit: www.rheinmetall.com/career-au

Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 18 December 2022

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please email Recruitment.Australia@Rheinmetall.com.au and quote REF#AU001158. Please note – applications will be reviewed in January 2023 when RDA staff return from Christmas Closure.

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