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Risk Practitioner

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Risk Practitioner:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

Working within the BMO, the risk practitioner will be required to support the risk manager on ensuring that there is an efficient, effective and comprehensive approach to risk management. Providing effective controls and assurance to minimise risk events, which result in a negative impact to the organisation / employees / assets and poor customer outcomes, reputational damage or regulatory scrutiny / intervention. 

Will be expected to have a good knowledge and understanding of risk management processes and applicable analytical skills, procedures, and tools (such as Active Risk Manager – ARM) by working closely with fellow risk professionals, Project Managers and teams to collate and challenge inputs to the risk database ensuring they are underpinned.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley, Workington or Sellafield.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Risk Practitioner:

  • Support the implementation of Project Risk management processes. 
  • Undertake analytical analyses, e.g. Schedule Risk Analysis, Cost Risk Analysis at a Programme and Project level.
  • Reporting and presenting analytical outputs to internal and external customers.
  • Supporting, training and guiding Project Team members in the use of risk and issues toolsets.
  • Identification of risk process improvement opportunities and best practice implementation.
  • Provide governance and assurance with regard to the implementation of Risk Management Processes and data quality requirements.
  • Input to Lessons Learned process.
  • Produce reporting to comply with the Company risk policy.
  • Lead on facilitating identification, assessment, management and analysis of risks within the portfolio of Programmes and projects.
  • Assist with identification of and recording of appropriate risk mitigation activities which are measurable and specific, along with assessing the post mitigated positions.
  • Supporting the Project teams on a daily basis to maintain detailed risk registers.
  • Ensuring that Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) are regularly reviewed.
  • Working alongside Project Managers to contribute to the creation of robust, objective and accurate reporting at a portfolio, Programme and project level.
  • Support the production of and Reporting latest risk positions and mitigations to stakeholders through regular governance meetings and reviews.
  • Monitor identification and closeout of Program level issues.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Risk Practitioner:

  • Working knowledge, experience of risk management tools (such as ARM) and applying in complex and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Experience of producing, presenting and reporting of analytical outputs.
  • Support the improvement of and delivering results against clear and measurable targets and standards.
  • Demonstrable evidence of Project Management competences in Risk Management.
  • Demonstrable evidence of Project Management competences in Stakeholder Management, Planning and Governance.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Risk Practitioner:

  • Experience of operating in a matrix-based organisation balancing and meeting the requirements of multiple reporting lines and stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in highly regulated process driven environments.
  • Logical and diligent with good attention to detail whilst being able to absorb and process large amounts of information.

About the Company

NNL is an incredible place to work A place where people do things that have never been done before A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business, and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service, and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

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