Risk Manager

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Date: Oct 3, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 87861 

Job Category: Project Management 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Risk Manager


Recent growth of the Risk Management practice has created an immediate need for an individual to join our team in the role of Risk Manager within the Vancouver Office. We are searching for senior level risk management practitioner, who brings +10 years of experience in the development, implementation and facilitation of risk management frameworks on large projects, can plan and lead hazard studies (HAZAN, HAZOP, etc) and is looking to gain exposure to projects across the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors.


Position Summary


Reporting to the Engagement Manager and functionally to the Global Director, Risk Management, the incumbent in this role will support engagement teams in all aspects of risk management and ensures that the risk management plan developed for the engagement is aligned with the client’s project and investment guidelines.

This role will also assists the Global Director, Risk Management in furthering and growing the global Risk Management Practice and assist with the efforts to enhance the profile and effectiveness of the Risk Management function within the Western Canada Region.


Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate risk workshops and risk reviews
  • Plans and facilitate quantitative cost and schedule risk analysis
  • Plan and facilitate hazard studies (i.e. HAZAN, HAZOPs) and other safety studies or hazard assessments (i.e. LOPA, SIL, FMEA, Root Cause Analysis)
  • Plan and facilitate decision analysis and value engineering workshops
  • Maintain project risk register to ensure all risks and their characteristics are appropriately and accurately documented; ensures risk response actions are being developed, executed, updated and completed as planned;
  • Guide the engagements and business units through appropriate steps of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and prepare realistic and actionable risk treatment plans for the identified threats and opportunities that are consistent with standard organizational practices and strategic objectives
  • Provide Engagement Managers and Business Unit Directors with timely assessment of the current status of all risks, the occurrence of any triggers, the effectiveness of any treatment plans that are being executed and implementation recovery plans for those that are not working as expected
  • Communicate and train engagement and business unit team members in risk management processes and procedures
  • Assess the effectiveness of risk management processes across the organization and advise engagement and higher level management on how to enhance risk management effectiveness over time
  • Assist with the development of risk management procedures and functional guides;
  • Contribute to fostering a knowledge sharing culture by actively participating in the risk knowledge networks and collaborative forums
  • Assist the Global Director Risk Management with business development and client engagement


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree from a recognized university, ideally in engineering or business. A professional risk or project management designation is desirable (i.e., CRM, PMI-RMP, GARP, PMP etc.,); MBA, PhD is nice to have
  • Minimum 10 year experience in a risk management role, workshop facilitation involving large groups of people, leading hazard study workshops (HAZAN, HAZOP, Construction and Commissioning Safety Studies) and other technical analysis techniques (i.e. LOPA, SIL, machine guarding). Process Safety Management or Process Safety Engineering experience or certification is nice to have. 
  • Expert knowledge in the application of International Risk Management Standards, i.e. ISO 31000, ISO 31010, IEC 62198, PRAM and PMI.
  • Expert knowledge of the risk management process and know how to adapt it to the client and project needs; understand how risk creates value on projects.
  • Expert knowledge with bow-tie analysis and related software
  • Expert knowledge of quantitative models of cost and schedule, including quantitative risk analysis tools (i.e. @Risk, Safran, PRA)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications; Working experience with modern risk management information systems and software. (i.e. Predict!, CURA, ARM, etc)
  • Good understanding of and experience with project management, cost estimating and project scheduling principles, tools and techniques.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills in English. Similar skills in a second language such as French, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese are desirable
  • Ability to oversee the risk management programs of concurrent multiple projects.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively - routine requirement to work to deadlines imposed by client which might require completion of unplanned risk management activities in a short time frame.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external clients; establish trust, credibility and respect.
  • Skilled in the production of reports and presentations.
  • Ability to travel to other Hatch offices or project sites as required, sometimes extensively and on a relatively short notice
  • Must be a self-starter and problem solver, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally



Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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