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Risk & Opportunity Manager

  • Bedfordshire
  • Contract
  • £55 - £65 per hour

Risk & Opportunity Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Ampthill as a Risk & Opportunities Manager.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide Risk & Opportunities management support within the Missiles and Fire Control area of a major defence and aerospace company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the programme Risk and Opportunity register complete with quantitative and qualitative impacts and mitigation plans.
  • Perform ongoing Monte Carlo schedule & cost risk analysis.
  • Facilitate risk and opportunity meetings with programme team members including governance of the Risk & Opportunity Management process.
  • Assist in the development of cohesive and logical programme mitigation plans.
  • Maintain current status of the Risk and Opportunity Register.
  • Production of Project Risk and Opportunity Reporting.

Key skills & qualifications


  • Excellent working knowledge of and experience in industry standard risk tools, such as ARM, Primavera Risk Analysis (Formally Pertmaster), Acumen Risk and Predict.
  • This is a demanding role within a team environment, therefore the ability to work under pressure using initiative to take on responsibility and being able to use innovative approaches to problem solving within the project programme environment is a must.
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential, as well as having the ability to communicate effectively, formally and informally, with a wide range of people including internal senior management and project team members, subcontractors and suppliers through to high level customer representatives.
  • For this to be successful the applicant must have good communication skills and be proficient in a wide range of presentation techniques.
  • Ability to apply sound logic when translating information into a logical sequence of events (planning), which require fully linked dependencies.
  • The candidate must have experience risk planning in MoD or Defence related programmes and be able to understand and work with a technical and skill-diverse team.
  • A fast learner with good analytical skills.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to ones duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to analyse schedules for risk and opportunity and clearly communicate to programme manager and leads.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Good to have:

  • Strong technical background to understand the issues associated with the technical development and integration of cutting edge systems
  • Planning / scheduling experience in MoD or defence contracting work involving all hardware, software and integration activities from development to production.
  • Experience with MS Project (2013+)

What we are looking for in you:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Ampthill

Rate: 65 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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