Senior OSW Project Risk Manager

January 25, 2022
  • Location: United States
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #11496

SENIOR OSW PROJECT RISK MANAGER required by our Client in the Renewables Industry to be assigned on a Permanent basis, located in Boston, MA.


DURATION: Permanent



The Lead Risk Manager is a critical role within the Offshore Business, being responsible for development, maturing and analysis of the Project overall risks and opportunities, implementing & maintaining the project risk management procedures and processes, and its associated reporting.

Will deal with a +2GWs project delivering the project considering synergies and interactions across two different areas, that will impact on the planning, risks and cost structure, adding a massive complexity in the management of its budget, risks and programme.

The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across US, Europe and the rest of the world. The position may require travelling to various locations in the US and overseas and during development, contracting and delivery of key project controls the individual should be prepared to manage teams working at different project locations.

• Innovative and creative thinking.
• Problem solving – dealing with conflicting requirements.
• Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
• Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with more senior members of the team.
• Ability to influence and develop key project and business decisions with the production of ad-hoc risk papers.
• Good report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the project and business.
• Software: Advance skills in Microsoft Office and other project management software. (Advanced Excel, VBA, Crystal Ball analysis)
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong numerical skills to quantify scenarios with logic applied.
• Experience in people management




• Degree qualified or equivalent qualifications / experience. Master’s in engineering / Business Management.
• Proven experience in Offshore Wind / Renewable / Energy / Infrastructures Projects.
• Experience +5 years in Risk Management for offshore wind / Renewable / Energy / Infrastructures projects.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to influence at various levels of an organisation
• Proven significant experience of IT applications (Microsoft Office, Document Management Systems)
• Proven significant experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
• Good knowledge of offshore projects.
• Competent in risk management and in the following processes:
o Carry out Risk / Opportunity identification sessions with packages to ensure latest information is always available to the Risk Manager and the project contingency figure is correctly represented. It is expected that techniques such as mind mapping, programme walk through etc. will be used to ensure this is achieved.
o Carry out regular updates of the Risk / Opportunity Register to ensure that latest Risk / Opportunity position is always reflected.
o General management of the Risk / Opportunity register as a document, ensuring the document remains in good order, is closed out and is submitted to document control at month end.
• Experience in leading package risks meetings supported by the Lead Risk Manager to ensure:
o Latest information is always available to support Project Management,
o Project contingency figure is correctly represented.
o Quantification of cost and delay risks affecting the overall programme
• Work as part of the team that delivers key project risk management:
o Risk / Opportunity definition – ensuring that the Risk / Opportunity are correctly detailed including, categorisation, title, detailed description.
o Quantification – from the Risk / Opportunity defined, quantifying as accurately as possible with information available, quantification will include defining a MIN, MID, MAX case with an applied % probability, this will apply both financially and to schedule delay quantification will be carried out for pre and post mitigation scenarios.
o Mitigation – explore, understand and detail mitigation options available for Risk, capture required actions and cost of mitigation as required. Ensure that progress monitored, and any reduction of Risk is reflected.
o Risk / Opportunity Timing – Capturing timing of when Risk / Opportunity are expected to occur, timing for when mitigation should be carried out and when next update will be available. The candidate will be expected to use this information prioritise and focus works.
• Experience in offshore windfarm, marine works or oil and gas delivery and marine operations and its potential risks and costing structure.
• Ability to manage key risk identification in contracts which require interface and precise coordination with multiple disciplines (structures, turbines, electrical cables, offshore substations, ports, vessels).
• Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to neg

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