Portfolio Risk Engineer

National Grid Careers
01 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Description: Portfolio Risk Engineer GBP41k - GBP47k per annum, plus excellent benefits Warwick, Warwickshire National Grid connects Britain with the electricity and gas that keeps homes warm and businesses powered. We are driving the agenda to provide secure and sustainable energy both now and in the future. To meet this challenge we are always looking for bright ideas and innovative ways of working. And you can be part of it. About the role As the Portfolio Risk Engineer you will provide support to deliver an efficient and effective risk management service to project and programme teams within Capital Delivery. You will be working closely with Estimators in order to provide the business with forecast outturn costs of projects to facilitate the funding decisions The key accountabilities of the role include:
  • Ensure that risk management on projects and programmes comply with the requirements of the risk management process
  • Facilitate the identification and analysis of risks on projects at key stages within the project life cycle
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative risk assessment workshops (cost and schedule), producing key outputs, as well as recommending appropriate levels of risk are included within project forecasts
  • Ensure that projects have a risk register, the risks are up to date, that they are regularly reviewed and that appropriate mitigation action plans are put in place and acted upon
  • Provide regular reports to project teams on the risk status of their projects
  • Advise projects on appropriate management of contingency and ensure that risk information is utilised effectively in driving value for money and efficiency improvements
  • Set up and maintain the systems and interfaces to enable the operation of the risk management tool at the portfolio level used in Capital Delivery
  • Drive through solutions to ensure specific risks are being managed
  • Promote a risk culture in the organisation and provide support, education and training to staff at all levels
  • Support the improvement of the risk management process towards 'best practice' project and programme risk and contingency management
About you You will have a sound knowledge in all aspects of project and programme risk management facilitation and be able to build cost and schedule risk models and Primavera Risk Analysis. An understanding of project and programme management methodologies and tools is required. With a proven track record operating industry standard risk tools e.g. ARM, PREDICT and managing contingency. You will also be a competent user of a number of IT tools including Microsoft Office package. Good people management and communication skills at all levels both internally and externally are essential. You will need to have a Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil) Business or Construction Management or the equivalent training & experience. It would be desirable if you held Membership of an appropriate professional body e.g. IRM, APM. Who we are At National Grid, we don't just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of thought, whatever your background. By creating an inclusive, switched-on workforce, we drive performance and deliver excellence. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating sustainable energy solutions, for today and tomorrow. Job Category: Project Contract: Full-time