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Senior Risk Manager

  • Job reference: FG-005574
  • Sector: Construction, Management Consultancy, Programme Management
  • Location: Riyadh Province

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Over the last 3 years we have successfully built up our Saudi Arabian business and are to be awarded a major Project Management Office commission. We are currently seeking a Risk Manager with a minimum of 10 years’ experience to join the project team in Riyadh. The programme is motivated by the need to provide affordable housing for Saudis, but in so doing aspires to impact positively on the non-oil GDP while reducing the local unemployment rate. The primary drivers are to provide 340,000 affordable residential units to be constructed in five new townships across the Kingdom. The development of the townships will include all of the physical and social infrastructure required to create great community environments. A challenging 5 year timescale has been set for achieving the programme.


Manager of the Risk, Issue and Opportunity Section, reporting to project director.
Develop and monitor a risk issue and opportunity management process
Develop and maintain a risk matrix identifying dependencies and the impacts of not meeting scheduled dates.
Identify, monitor and managing dependencies, and for resolving related issues.
Identify opportunities to arrange and co-ordinate any necessary discussions and agreements to realise benefits.
Monitor projects and ensure that an adequate and robust Risk Management process is under active management.
Implement an internal PMO Risk Management Plan, Risk Log and associated governance processes.
Track significant risks to ensure that they are being systematically identified, recorded, evaluated, actively managed and regularly re-evaluated, and communicated across the program.
Identify, communicate and manage inter-program or external risks.
Review and update PMO Risk Log against Program Status Reports & Meetings
In addition the client wishes to achieve the following objectives:
Provide accurate and timely management information to the Head of the Prime Contractor on a regular basis on the status of various projects
To monitor progress and drive delivery of individual projects, challenging and accelerating these where appropriate
To enable management of risks and opportunities at the programme level
Ascertain mitigation strategies for dealing with risks in a pro-active manner
To drive commonality and coherence between the various projects
To ensure the interdependencies between various projects is understood and managed
To ensure appropriate standards are set and adhered to legally and commercially
To ensure the client is obtaining value for money through negotiations with suppliers requirements

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include :Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


Graduate in Engineering / Business with a Bachelor degree.
Postgraduate qualifications or equivalent
Risk Management qualification or equivalent would be preferred
Essential Criteria:
Understanding and experience of complex projects
Strong leadership, communication and management skills
Track record of risk management

Rewards & Benefits:
A competitive salary;
Accommodation allowance;
Transportation allowance;
22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
Medical and life insurance cover;
Company gratuity scheme;
Discretionary bonus scheme;
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants