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Risk Manager


Whiteley, United Kingdom

AQUILA Air Traffic Management Services is a partnership between a leading UK air navigation services specialist and Thales, a driving force in UK and global air traffic management. Together, we are deploying our expert knowledge to improve military air traffic management in the UK. It’s a transformational project. One that will ensure UK military air traffic is managed by a modern, cost-effective and world-class system.

Purpose of the Role:
Risk Management (RM) is accountable for building and maintaining Aquila’s capability to manage risk on an integrated and comprehensive basis.
The Risk Manager will assist in the development and implementation of, and subsequently manage, the Risk Management Framework for the company, to support operational performance, long term business resilience and corporate activities. The framework must continuously improve in order to minimise Aquila’s risk and maximise compliance with contractual requirements.
The role will work closely with all functions to ensure that all business and programme risks are captured, defined, managed and mitigated. This will include ownership of the risk registers, development of appropriate reporting to risk owners and senior management, and regular presentation of risk analysis to senior management. The role ensures that financial implications of all risks, including basis of estimates, costs of mitigation and resulting contingency within financial models is managed end-to-end, and will require robust challenge of all risk owners to ensure that risk is being actively managed.
The role will also maintain opportunities registers across the business and manage and report on these in the same way as it approaches risk.
The role will work collaboratively with all areas of the business and corporate specialists within Aquila’s shareholder community to ensure a consistent and integrated approach is applied to risk governance, aligning to Aquila’s overall Risk Management strategy.

• Manage a Risk Management (RM) Framework on behalf of Aquila, including operational performance and corporate activities.
• Identify and proactively address risks and opportunities.
• Overall facilitation of Aquila’s Risk Management Process and provision of risk management delivery support.
• Develop and maintain the company’s risk governance arrangements, including governance documentation and risk tolerance and appetite approach.
• Develop the risk management culture to support the implementation and effective operation of entity-wide risk management.
• Develop, implement and then facilitate a Combined Assurance Framework, including conducting Risk Management assurance activities to provide management with the required assurances that Risk Management activities are effective and appropriate.
• Establish, facilitate and periodically test a Business Continuity Management process which is fully aligned with the Risk Management Framework and Risk Management process.
• Ensure that the Risk Management Framework remains fit for purpose and aligned with standards and best practice.
• Continually identify particular events or circumstances relevant to Aquila’s objectives (risks and opportunities), assessing them in terms of likelihood and magnitude of impact, determining a response strategy, and monitoring progress.
• Provide accurate, timely and appropriate reporting of risks and opportunities to all levels within the business.
• Ensure that all Risk Management reports (formal monthly updates and reports, annual comprehensive reports, risk register, opportunities tracker and detailed risk capture plans) are accurate, always contain up to date information and are tailored to the intended audience.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• Project Risk Management accreditation or certification
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent
• Experience and understanding of ISO 31000, and ISO 31010 - Risk Assessment Techniques.
• Experience of conducting quantitative risk analysis on complex, long-term programmes
• Experience of project and/or operational Risk Management frameworks
• Strong problem-solving skills; comfortable tackling complex problems and breaking these down into manageable pieces, with the ability to bring structure to unstructured problems or situations and articulate clearly to others
• Strong general management skills to elevate Risk Management and increase programme management maturity
• Excellent communication abilities, and abundant initiative, motivation, adaptability, comfort with uncertainty, and cultural sensitivity

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