Risk Manager - Defence

Mott MacDonald

Location: West Midlands

Job Type: Full time


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Risk Management Consultant - Defence

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.

As Risk Management Consultants at all levels, who demonstrate a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety.

A bit about the team
Owning to the expansion of our defence and energy business, we have exciting opportunities for risk professionals to join our fast-growing team in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today. Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for a number of key opportunities across a broad portfolio of both defence and energy programmes.

What you will contribute to the team;

Undertake assurance reviews of risk deliverables and methodologies to confirm conformance to best practice;
Experience informing the development of Business Cases, Investment Decisions and Appraisals, including assuring the quality of risk evidence;
Comfortable working as a consultant within a client environment, including embedding expertise into their teams;
Coach, develop and supervise project staff and sharing knowledge and expertise;
Ability to build strong relationships with clients, teams and stakeholders; and
Strong stakeholder management experience.
Potential travel required in advert either 2/3 days a month or once a week depending on project
Candidate Specification :
Required for the position of Risk Management Consultant;

Proven track record in risk management, in defence (preferred) and/or other sectors;
Ability to operate both autonomously and as part of a larger team;
Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and clients;
Must have existing security clearance (SC or higher) and hold a UK passport.
Desired Qualifications and Accreditations
Educated to degree level in a relevant technical or mathematical discipline or hold a Risk Management qualification
Professional Membership with an applicable professional organisation
Full UK Driving Licence
Preferred, but not required

Good research and analytical skills;
Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills;
Essential Soft skills include, effective listening, persuasion, collaborative style, leadership, flexibility, self-motivation, creativity and insightfulness;
Computer literacy in Microsoft applications;
If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

Job Profile :
About the business unit
The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.

The Unit delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting and Education, Health and Care Management.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

Pension matched up to 7%
Life insurance
An annual professional institution subscription
Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes
Other Information :
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at [email protected] and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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