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IT Specialist - Risk Management

Mott MacDonald

Location: Tyne and Wear

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Mott MacDonald must maintain constant vigilance to protect its information. This becomes ever more critical as we further expand our capabilities into deeper partnerships with clients and others. We face new challenges in this increasingly collaborative environment as we deliver through new digital vectors and increase our dependence on the IT systems and infrastructure that hosts and transforms this information. We are now looking for an IT Risk Manager to join the team.

The IT risk manager works closely with the rest of the IT department to create and implement strategies to minimize the variety of IT related risks that could threaten the smooth operation of the company. The successful candidate will implement and ensure the successful operation of the IT Risk Management framework.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Maintaining the IT Risk Register and oversight of the risk profile for the IT function

  • Own and manage the IT Risk management process as part of the wider Framework

  • Driving improvements to the IT risk management capability

  • Assisting in finding practical and cost-effective solutions to identified or revealed security and risk issues

  • Supporting stakeholders within IT and the wider business to identify, assess, respond to, and report on IT risk

  • Building and maintaining strong and positive working relationships and effective means of communication with other risk associates, Such as Corporate Risk Management, Information Security Risk Management, etc.

  • Providing direction and guidance in the development, implementation, and communication of risk-related policies and standards

  • Creation of appropriate risk reporting, to facilitate risk and control discussion, and inform risk-based decision making

  • Delivering both light-touch and deep-dive IT risk assessments

  • Working closely with the IT (Cyber) Security, Information Security, and business Risk Management teams

  • Continuous review and assessment of the impact of transformational change on the Technology control environment

    Location Newcastle. The role may require occasional travel to and within UK and other countries.