Risk Associate

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:       Risk Associate
Location:       UK - Farnborough, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Malvern or Bristol
Package:       Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:     Permanent
Role ID:         SF15304


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a  Risk Associate where you will  play a key role in helping identify, drive and embed risk management improvements, as well as assisting with the preparation of information to support complex decision making and client reporting. 


The Role
As a Risk Associate you will have a role that is out of the ordinary, supporting a large, complex and diverse programme.

  • Responsible for implementing and embedding appropriate risk management approaches
  • Ensure Risk Management information is well documented, maintained and reported in line with requirements.
  • Work closely with a range staff at different levels to identify, develop and deliver appropriate management information and processes. 
  • Support the upskilling of project staff, both through organised training and at-desk support.


This role is full-time, 37-hours per week and can be based at one our UK hubs - Farnborough, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Malvern or Bristol


Skills and experience of the Risk Associate

  • Experience in developing robust risk registers and mitigation plans and applying a variety of risk identification techniques
  • Proven track record of working effectively within multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Awareness of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) techniques.
  • Proven track record of maintaining and reporting on risk information.
  • Experience in developing Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and processes.
  • Experience of proprietary risk tools such as Active Risk Manager, Predict! Risk Controller and Risk Analyser, Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (PertMaster), @Risk (highly diesirable)
  • Experience in supporting other Project Controls disciplines (scheduling, reporting etc).
  • Experience in working within the Defence Sector (Preferred)

Qualifications for the Risk Associate

  • Membership of a recognised professional institution, or working towards.
  • We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum: UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community



Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.