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Risk Management Support


Andover, United Kingdom

Job Summary

PPD is undergoing a transition from a project based delivery organisation to a portfolio based organisation. Transforming its structure and operations to provide a Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) level 3 maturity organization, whilst delivering the ca. 200 live projects across the customers portfolios. To achieve both objectives, whilst upskilling the organization, the team needs subject matter experts to develop and prove systems and processes and to train existing and newly recruited staff.

Additionally, the role will support the Delivery Confidence Assessment (DCA) initiative, and providing direct Risk Management input into this process..

The Transformation Lead for Risk Management support will:

Develop a clear approach to capturing, escalating and reporting Portfolio level risks

Build an aggregated view of the risk profile by customer

Test delivery team and Principal Support Provider (PSP – industry Project management and design services) Quantitative Risk Aanlysed outputs with a view to making clear recommendations for improvement

Provide Risk Management expertise into the DCA process, including participating in the tiger teams that will be assessing delivery confidence through reviewing and challenging project team risk management outputs.

Robustly analyse delivery teams Risk Registers and principles of risk application on projects, to include cost.

Support PPD Lead for Risk on planned Health Checks

Minimum Requirements

Support the PPD DCA initiative by reviewing and challenging Risk based delivery outputs, identifying gaps and make clear recommendations for improvement as part of a recovery plan.

Lead for Risk in setting the direction for the management of Risks, Issues and Assumptions for PPD including the development of procedures and roll out plans

Act as point of escalation and reporting of Portfolio level risks by TLB, linking with Head of Portfolio Support Office and Portfolio Managers in the presentation and communication of these through the dashboards

Review and understand the Risk totals provided within the Investment Programme Summary Report, and how the allocation of risk from a cost perspective has been created.

Deliver assurance based activities and work with P3O risk team to build risk models in support of the IPG process

Produce Risk analytics in support of Risk Based Investment Decision Making

Act as focal point for the development of Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA) and Quantitative Cost Risk Analysis (QCRA) across PPD

Support the developing progression of risk management maturity within the P3O Risk team and across PPD as a whole


Contribute to a robust output from the DCA initiatives that could include a procedure, clear terms of reference, component service outputs and approach for future DCA roll outs.

Input into the Investment Programme Summary Report (IPSR) from a Risk perspective, to enable a clear understanding of the Risk Total within the CIP at any point in time and by TLB and how this is constructed

Deliver DCA initiatives Nationally

Process by which risks are captured, escalated and reporting at Portfolio level to include the output for the dashboard reports

Contribute to refreshing the PPD risk management principles of operation and organisation and Implementation plans

Preferred Qualifications

12+ years’ experience in Risk Management

Experienced in designing, implementing and leading risk management and project controls processes across Programmes and Projects.

Experienced in Risk Management software both in database and analysis forms such Primavera (others might include ARM etc)

Provision and interpretation of Quantitative Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis on complex programmes including the interpretation and communication of analysis outputs to senior PPD leadership

Experience of working in complex, regulated and political environments

Formal training and qualification in Risk Management

Professional status with accredited body


Some experience of working in the Ministry of Defence / other UK public sector organization

A relevant P3M Qualification

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