Project Risk Specialist

  • Deliver risk management services to Delivery Management team
  • Implement Risk Management Strategies and systems to manage risk across the asset lifecycle
  • Provide Risk Management advice and assurance

About us

Sydney Water has a proud heritage and progressive future. We see the world is changing and we are changing, too. The surging population of Sydney is putting pressure on our natural resources, housing and infrastructure. In just 15 years, we can expect an extra 2.71 million people and over 570,000 new homes.

To enable this growth, we are commencing one of Australias biggest water programs. This is being implemented through the most dynamic delivery framework of our generation - Partnering for Success (P4S).

Our infrastructure capital program has already transformed and been recognised for excellence in delivery. That evolution is continuing through P4S. Technology enabled and enhanced processes, coupled with long term partnering contracts, are building a delivery platform for the future. We are improving collaboration and integration across the value chain, promoting innovation and flexibility to achieve outcomes that our customers value.

Long term stability brings a pathway for future talent to join the team. Promoting partnerships across the value chain aims to build an environment where change and innovation can thrive, in a safe, open, inclusive and diverse workplace. Our commercial agreements are adapting to support this change. In an Australian first, Sydney Water is adopting the NEC4 form of contract. This suite of contracts brings plain English and a collaborative way of working right up front in the relationship with suppliers, contractors and consultants. Particularly for project and maintenance works, this is a new way of working and doing business for Sydney Water and the supply chain.

We are building a legacy for the future. There is no better time than now to join Sydney Water!


About the Role

In this role you will use your demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, risk management to provide advice, services, assurance and reporting in an complex, fast-paced environment to support the implementation of risk management and risk reporting frameworks which will enable effective risk management of large infrastructure investment programs across Sydney Waters Regional areas.

Working closely with the Delivery Management team and other project teams you will ensure that all areas of risk with the potential to impact a project, program and maintenance works schedule are identified, documented, and reported, suitable solutions are developed and implemented, and the wider support and delivery teams are uplifted in their capabilities.

Your duties will involve:

  • Providing advice and reporting on risk and assurance in alignment with the Sydney Water Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
  • Supporting the delivery of Risk Reviews, and conduct risk workshops as required.
  • Evaluating risk likelihood and impact and prioritisation of these for analysis and response planning
  • Supporting Sydney Water management requested assurance audits.
  • Working closely with the allocated Area Delivery Management team to conduct reviews and consolidation of Operational Risks.
  • Coordinating the identification and treatment of business area risks.
  • Partnering with the allocated Regional Area to resolve issues identified through internal and external audits relating to risk and assurance.
  • Contributing to the preparation of risk reports to governance committees.
  • Providing advice to the Regional Area on the integration of the risk framework into business frameworks and processes.
  • Maintaining the risk register and issue logs for the projects within the Regional Area, ensuring robust version document control and storage.
  • Providing risk management analytics and reports including charts, graphs and narrative information to identify issues, trends and opportunities.

You will Have

  • Tertiary qualifications in Risk, Business Improvement, Management Systems or related field, or experience deemed equivalent.
  • Knowledge of risk and assurance management frameworks and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of a risk management framework in a large organisation.
  • Risk management experience in infrastructure, project, safety, environmental, compliance, security or business continuity management
  • Experience in risk management and/or internal and/or management systems auditing.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical and problem-solving skills.

Close Date: 2nd April 2020

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.



We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team wholl appreciate what you bring to the table. Youll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

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23/03/2020 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 Construction
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