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Risk Manager/Senior Risk Manager at Jacobs

Risk Manager/Senior Risk Manager

Jacobs London, Greater London Full-Time
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Our Risk Management professionals provide solutions for industry-leading clients on major multi-billion Pound projects, programmes and portfolios in the infrastructure and technology sectors– some examples being LTC, PoW, Thames Tideway, HS2, SuedLink. In collaboration with our Major Programme and Project Group and the wider resources of Jacobs, our service excellence is supported by internal knowledge communities and collaboration tools to capture and share best practice.

We are currently looking for self-starting and motivated Risk Managers and Senior Risk Managers to join our high performing team of risk managers on a variety of Major Projects and Programmes in our London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow offices.

Purpose of the Role

The roles are for Risk Managers and Senior Risk Managers, respectively reporting to a Senior Risk Manager and/or Head of Risk Management as part of a team supporting the delivery of risk management solutions across the Jacobs programme portfolio. This may be by assignment to one programme or alternatively working across several programmes.

The successful candidates will:

  • Be a ‘team player’, with good collaborative working and interpersonal skills
  • Lead the delivery of Risk Management, including the development and maintenance of risk management strategy, plans and processes in accordance with industry best practice.
  • Be comfortable delivering Risk Management at all stages of the process and business life-cycles within projects, programmes, and organisations.
  • Develop and produce reports to inform both internal and external stakeholders in overall risk performance, as well as key risks, issues, and assumptions.
  • Deliver Quantitative Risks assessment for time and cost, and as necessary integrate these within business cases and cost models.

Key Responsibilities

The post holder(s) will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of a good risk culture within our Projects, Programmes, the MPPG Group and within Jacobs
  • Maintain alignment with best practice and Jacobs guidelines, and recommend/implement continuous process improvements as and when required
  • Leading and facilitating Risk Management on major projects and programmes.  This includes but is not limited to:
    • Assumptions capture, analysis, and review
    • Risk identification and assessment
    • Maintaining and updating risk registers
    • Response planning
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Reporting
    • Assessing risk management performance, including using health checks and maturity models
    • Integrating risk management with schedule, value, and change management 
  • Developing and maintaining the risk management strategies, plans and processes on their assigned projects and programmes
  • Coordinating and facilitating Risk & Value workshops and reviews
  • Providing guidance and support to improve risk competency
  • Upholding Jacobs Values including our behaviours on inclusion and diversity


  • Degree educated with proven risk management experience, including evidence of delivering major programmes
  • Demonstrable knowledge through an appropriate risk management qualification (i.e. undergraduate/postgraduate degree, IRM Diploma or Certificate, APM Risk Certificate, PMI-RMP, MoR Practitioner)
  • Membership of one or more risk management or risk related professional bodies (grade of membership appropriate to role being applied for)
  • Experience in the construction, infrastructure, or technology business sectors
  • Experience in the application of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) techniques and tools, for example- @Risk, Crystal Ball, Primavera Risk Analysis, Safran Risk, Acumen Risk
  • Experience using Enterprise Risk Management tools, for example, Active Risk Manager (ARM)
  • Substantial experience in the delivery of risk throughout the project lifecycle including support of investment decisions and delivery/implementation phases
  • Understanding of construction contracts and the relationship between risk management and controls/management functions including project management, change control, planning & scheduling, cost & commercial management, and reporting
  • Evidence of previous experience in the production of risk management plans, processes & procedures within projects
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Collaborative working style and consulting behaviours’
  • A logical approach and ability to think through complex issues to co-ordinate multi-faceted aspects of projects


  • An understanding of planning techniques and tools, including P6 and Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrable involvement and contribution in the wider Risk Management community 
  • Awareness of Value Management and Asset Management processes and techniques
  • Experience in delivering risk management at Programme or Strategic levels
  • Experience of working in a client environment
  • Experience in application of a variety of contract forms
  • Experience in working for a large consultancy business
  • Experience across multiple sectors such as Rail, Airports, Ports, Highways, Nuclear, Defence, Energy, Pharma and ICT sectors
  • A good knowledge of Microsoft Tools and Apps, particularly Excel, Power Apps, Power Query
  • A knowledge and active interest in some of the following discipline areas would be an advantage: Resilience; Business Continuity; Asset Based Risk Management; Information Security; Supply Chain Risk Management; Value; Insurance; Climate Change and Sustainability; and Risk Analytics.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit [ Link removed ] to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


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