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Our Vacancy

Risk Manager

  • Defence
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Glasgow
  • 04/07/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Job Description

The Risk Manager operates as part of the Integrated Programme Management Office, leading on technical project risk management and in programme level risk management.

In this role the Risk Manager will be expected to provide SME input at Programme and Project delivery level including actively supporting and driving the programme management office and project delivery teams on the mitigations and opportunity realisation activities. The post includes an assurance role and some audit.

The post covers both pre and post contract services (principally delivered by Consultants), to include:

  • Facilitate risk workshops on medium complexity and medium projects to identify & manage specific project / programme related Threats Opportunities and issues.
  • Facilitate the collection, organisation and interpretation of complex supplier risk and modelling data for incorporation into client’s risk understanding and profiles.
  • Identify and lead the implementation of continuous improvement of risk management activities.
  • Proactively manage the completion of management responses to help deliver target positions.
  • Lead the project / programme risk team, including coaching & mentoring of junior members.
  • Provides the project team with pro-active risk information to allow project team to understand current risk position, risk proximity and pro-active management actions.
  • Support the project team in writing the Risk Management Plan.
  • Communicate key project threat and opportunity management data to key member of the project, programme and client leadership and to be able to recommend key items for escalation within the business.
  • Conducting quantitative risk assessment (cost and schedule) to inform project contingency levels.


My profile


Essential: Experience working as a member of a large or medium complexity project team or as a specialist or work stream lead for a small, low complexity project.

Working knowledge of NEC contracts,

Experience of leading a virtual ‘team’ assigned to work from across functional, organisational or geographic boundaries to deliver high quality outputs.

Desirable: Experience of working in or knowledge of the defence or security sector – either through government or industry.

Demonstrable commitment to learning and using established project management methodologies to enable successful delivery


Technical skills: Obtained or working towards one of the following: Management of Risk (MOR) , PRINCE2 Practitioner; Agile Project Management Practitioner; APM Project Management Qualification; PMI Project Management Professional; Leading and Managing Project Workstreams.


Essential: SC Clearance, engineering technical qualifications, or project management qualifications.

Desirable: Educated to degree level, attained APM PMQ or greater

Security Clearance

Due to the nature of this role we will require the successful candidate to be a sole British passport holder and to be able to acquire Security Clearance.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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