Project Risk Manager (3 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Birmingham, West Midlands
£44,317-£49,879 per annum (pro-rata) + excellent benefits
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
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Who we are

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority is a rapidly growing and fast emerging as a standard setter in the industry. We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies employer and in October 2017, we became only the second ever to win the ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ twice in a row at the National Transport Awards. We need new talent to join our already excellent team that is making a real difference to people within the West Midlands.

About the team

Sprint is a new, modern, high-quality public transport service. Sprint runs on the road, with dedicated bus lanes and priority through areas of congestion, which will make the journey times much more reliable. This will offer passengers a level of service and comfort, with off-board ticketing, multiple door boarding, wheelchair and pushchair access, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning as well as on-board audio-visual announcements and travel information.

Role Responsibilities

Reporting to the Sprint Delivery Director, we have an exciting opportunity to be part of the Sprint team, as a Project Risk Manager. As an experienced Risk Manager, you will be supporting Project Managers to identify risks and develop mitigation plans, whilst promoting and maintaining the issue of Risk to stakeholders. You will have the ability to Co-ordinate planning, delivery, reporting, and facilitate risk workshops. You’ll be working with Senior Stakeholder’s, to check risks are elevated and escalated and to provide regular progress reports to the Sprint programme board.

Who we need

You will need to be an experienced risk manager, who has worked within a programme management environment and has excellent influencing skills across all levels. You should be able to work under pressure, coordinate multiple activities, as well as having strong analytical, numerical and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You will have a professional and can-do attitude, along with an open-minded approach to problem solving.

You should hold a Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field and a technical qualification in Risk management training (MoR, PMI, APM) , along with all Microsoft packages, and used to presenting information.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

To view and apply for these opportunities please visit where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Please upload a CV, but please note that personal details should be omitted, and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 16:00 on 02 October 2019

Interview/Assessment Date: 15th October 2019

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


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