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Job Ref:  141865BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  South Africa
City:  Cape Town
30/09/2016 12:12

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

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Job Summary
Key Functions:
  • Under the direction of the Risk Manager, facilitate and coordinate risk management activities.
  • Take responsibility for the administration of the central coordination function for risk management processes.
  • Maintain and coordinate the Project Risk Action Plan.
  • Liaise and contribute to the management of the risk accreditation program.
  • Acts as a resource person in regard to risk management for services.
  • Assist the Risk Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of project-wide risk management frameworks.
  • Assist Risk Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of project-wide policy development (coordination) processes, ensuring legislative compliance.
  • Perform duties in accordance with the project policies and procedures, Code of Conduct, and relevant Legislation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement key risk management processes for the organisation
  • Identify and assess the risks affecting the project
  • Implement, the plan of risk control actions
  • Successfully close out audit actions, opportunities for improvement and areas of concern.
  • Collaborate with managers in developing new policies, systems and processes.
  • Work with managers and other employees to ensure procedural compliance and provide assistance and information.
  • Regularly audit internal systems and procedures and work in partnership to achieve these outcomes.
  • Have regular interaction with the H&S and Environmental Manager to ensure a coordinated approach.
Project Delivery:
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the technical aspects of projects so that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Escalate issues or problems where appropriate.
  • Maintain good communication and cooperate with all team members.
  • Promote a healthy climate of communication including information sharing
  • Find opportunities to cooperate with members of other groups
Statutory Requirements - OH&S, QA & Corporate Standards
Maintain the quality of work by complying with:
  • The Code of Conduct
  • Good Working Relationships Policy
  • Diversity Policy
  • IT Policy
  • QA procedures
Safety for Life:
  • Comply with the AECOM OH&S policy
  • Adopt work practices that support OH&S programs
  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and the health and safety of other people who may be affected by their conduct in the workplace
  • Seek guidance for all new or modified work procedures
  • Ensure that any hazardous conditions, near misses and injuries are reported immediately to the supervisor
  • Participate in meetings, training and other environment

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum of 10 years of related and supportive experience gained working in working in remote locations
Experience/ Skills:
  • Knowledge and demonstrated work experience in corporate and project management systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk minimisation principles and methodologies.
  • Well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication, liaison and negotiation skills.
  • Well developed planning and coordination skills.
  • Well developed conceptual, analytical and research skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO Standards accreditation program and standards implementation.
  • Current knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements in the areas of Risk Management.
Personal Attributes
  • Customer (internal and external) focus
  • Well presented, with a professional attitude
  • Willingness to develop technical and project management skills
  • Reliable
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Is collaborative
  • Willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas and expertise for the betterment of group and self.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree or other qualification in Risk Management or related discipline.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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