Risk & Opportunity Manager


BAE Systems

Listed on

27th March





Job title: Risk & Opportunity Manager

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £66,678 plus dependent on skills and experience with an added executive car allowance on top

What you'll be doing:

  • As a Risk & Opportunity Manager, you will manage a small team of project control specialists responsible for the generation of a consolidated view of risks and opportunities for the programme
  • You'll facilitate the maintenance of the coherent set of Strategic risks, programme risks, opportunity and assumptions whilst enabling them to be assessed and prosecuted. This will also rely on the IP's utilising their own established process and governance to allow the joint PMO to utilise accurate information
  • You'll be working in an integrated environment with a great opportunity to build and maintain effective relationships with project control teams across all Industry Partners to maintain the risk and opportunity baseline artefacts
  • You'd be required to support the risk analysis assessments - for example: schedule risk analysis and cost risk analysis
  • Provide risk and opportunity support to the programme integration director and Programme leadership team

Your skills and experiences:

  • It'll be key that you have gained Major Programme Management experience within a Project Controls capacity
  • You'll need to have significant experience of working across different functions, grades and businesses
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are needed
  • You'll need to have strong stakeholder management and collaboration skills
  • Having experience of improving Risk & Opportunity management capability within a complex programme are needed


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Joint Project Management Office Team

This position will provide a fantastic opportunity to work on multibillion pound long term complex programme. You'll be working with stakeholders across various organisations and leading teams comprised of individuals from multiple organisations. A great chance to lead, shape and influence work on a multi-billion pound programme.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 9th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Contact Name: Sarah Vannucci

Reference: TJ/6190/111946_1711520666

Job ID: 3315334

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