Risk Specialist

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Risk Specialist to join our small Risk team in our Melbourne studio. Along with the interesting and varied work, your own personal and professional development will be supported through a range of employee benefits and programs.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to support, co-ordinate, analyse and implement the in-house operational risk needs of the global Woods Bagot and ERA-co business.

Reporting to the Global Leader – Risk, you will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Woods Bagot Risk Management Framework and related operational risk activities across the global Woods Bagot studio. As this role will be supporting the global risk function in its everyday activities, you can also expect to have regular contact with other functions and key stakeholders across the business.

Your Responsibilities

You will support the Global Leader – Risk across a range of operational risk activities associated with:

  • Developing and coordinating the global Woods Bagot Health and Safety program
  • Overseeing the risk management of our design and architectural projects and developing relevant templates to document this data
  • Developing, implementing and testing the Woods Bagot Continuity Framework
  • Assisting with contract and commercial analysis to identify and mitigate risks
  • Drafting risk management-related communications for distribution to the global business
  • Providing relevant Risk Management reporting within Woods Bagot
  • Incident investigation to identify improvement opportunities and to mitigate risk (as required)
  • Assist with ongoing development of the Enterprise Risk Management framework
  • Responding to risk management related queries from across the global business
  • Monitoring the global environment for risk management-related regulatory / legislative changes and developing appropriate response plans

About You

You will bring a real passion for operational risk activities, including health and safety, working in a small, high performing and collaborative team. You’ll also be skilled at juggling competing priorities while also building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Solid experience (2 years’ or equivalent) working in a similar in-house operational risk role. This may have been acquired in a global architecture or design, property or construction, financial services, and/or an industry which has tangible operational risk issues such as Mining, Infrastructure, FMCG or Utilities
  • Intermediate hands-on knowledge of how to use Microsoft Office applications (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Technological adaptability is beneficial
  • The demonstrated ability to think critically when extracting and interpreting information; to analyse data to identify trends and risks, and to think laterally about issues
  • High level attention to detail, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • A mindset which enables you to multitask and manage time effectively, whether it is collecting or analysing data for reporting purposes or ‘putting in the hard yards’ as the need arises
  • An ability to effectively develop and maintain effective relationships and communicate with senior leaders and key stakeholders, and work with people at all levels, and relate well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations
  • Professional writing and verbal communication skills in addition to active listening skills
  • An ability to work as part of a global team and as well as independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to attend multi-jurisdictional meetings across multiple time zones

About Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

With a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter via the Risk Specialist LinkedIn Job Post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirement
It is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia (an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident).

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.