Risk, Governance & Compliance Manager

  • Confidential
  • Dec 03, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Risk, Governance & Compliance Manager
Location: London-Newington, London region, GB
Position: Risk, Governance and Compliance Manager
Reporting to: Business Operations Manager (GRCQ)
Department: Client Delivery & Business Operations
Reference Number: 60528
Employment Period: Permanent
Contract Type: Personal
CiP/Bonus Level: 5%
Salary Range: Circa £58,804 (Depending on Skills and Experience) + benefits
Closing Date: 17th December 2021
All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.
We also provide the following additional benefits
* Annual leave 25 days
* Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
* Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
* Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
* Season ticket loan
* Occupational Health support
* Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
* Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
* Discounted access to sports and social clubs
* Employee Assistance Programme.
To act as an expert and team manager to innovate, develop and manage business and project risk, governance and compliance in the unregulated UK Power Networks Services (UKPN Services) electrical solutions contracting business.
Staff: Currently one - Risk and Governance Senior Administrator.
* To take responsibility for the internal control framework in UKPN Services covering risk management, project governance, internal control, regulatory compliance, legislative compliance and business continuity.
* To manage the business risk management framework for UKPN Services in line with the company and directorate risk management policies and procedures thereby ensuring all relevant business risks are identified and managed.
* To lead on the identification and quantification of project risks at the tender stage of bids, including the use of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) techniques where necessary.
* To manage the Project Governance and Control (PG&C) framework and be responsible for compliance and reporting of such throughout the projects' lifecycle.
* To act as the interface with the central UK Power Networks corporate risk and compliance team.
* To champion and act as a centre of excellence for compliance issues as well as a subject expert in drafting relevant tender responses.
* To manage the bi-annual UKPN Services internal control self-assessment submission to the Cheung Kong group and ensure that any resultant action plans are completed.
* To provide advice and guidance to the Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure adherence to the UK Power Networks Corporate Governance Policy
* To develop the online governance tool to ensure the process is user friendly and demonstrates a transparent and auditable process.
* To coordinate the Project Review and Assurance Board so that lessons learned during project construction can be captured and disseminated.
* To manage the annual legislative compliance submission to ensure compliance and that any resultant action plans are completed.
* To manage the annual regulatory compliance submission and to ensure the evidence together with any resultant action plans are completed.
* To ensure UKPN Services has robust business continuity plans which are reviewed and tested on a regular basis.
* To project manage ad hoc projects when required using industry leading management techniques such as Prince 2.
* To deputise and provide support to the Business Operations Manager (GRCQ) in the execution of their duties as well as produce timely reporting.
UK Power Networks is part of the Cheung Kong group of companies and is divided into a regulated Distribution Network Operator (DNO) business that distributes electricity to homes and businesses in the East, South East and London, and the unregulated UKPN Services business in which this opportunity sits.
UKPN Services provides innovative electrical technology solutions and traditional electrical contracting to large and SME businesses across the UK in the rail, defence, airport, nuclear and, commercial and industrial private networks markets'.
The successful candidate will have an accomplished background in risk, governance and compliance to be able to bring a new perspective to the function and drive improvement.
The job holder's principal challenges will be to further develop and manage the commercial governance framework to ensure that the business has and applies a consistent, robust and professional approach to this critical aspect of managing the business.
The Business Operations Manager (GRCQ) reports to the Head of Projects and Business Development and is responsible for governance, risk, compliance and quality as well as the negotiation of new contracts with clients and partners for the unregulated UKPN Services business.
The Business Operations Manager (GRCQ) in addition to the Risk, Governance and Compliance Manager has two other direct reports, which are the Quality & Assurance Manager and the Contract Negotiation Manager.
Support the business in identifying and mitigating risk at the tender and contract development stage.
The Risk, Governance & Compliance Manager is expected to interact at a senior and director level.
- Educated to degree level or equivalent or be able to offer suitable experience.
- Demonstrable track record of being responsible for the successful management of risk, governance and compliance.
- Experience of the construction/infrastructure industry is essential and rail experience would be an advantage.
- Experience of managing a team is essential.
- Have a risk management background at a business and project level and be confident with risk management techniques. Experience of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) would be an advantage.
- Have an in depth background of governance and control processes.
- Experience of developing and managing policy and procedures would be an advantage.
- Strong communication skills combined with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Good analytical, organisational & planning skills.
- Ability to identify problems, understand key issues, investigate alternatives and apply pragmatic judgement.
- Proven ability of building strong working relationships with a variety of people at all levels in an organisation. Able to present confidently to a mixed audience.
Health & Safety Responsibilities
Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.
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