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Principal Consultant - Strategic Risk Management

WSP Australia

Job Description

About us:

With approximately 50,000 talented people globally and 5,500 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisers including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.


To find out more about working at WSP, our culture and values, please visit our website www.wsp.com


About Advisory: In the built world, which is increasingly complex, connected and rapidly changing, WSP Advisory boldly navigates the unforeseeable and provides our clients with tailored strategic insights backed by technical strength. We are the clients first thought for insights when it comes to dealing with complexity.

The Advisory business is a key pillar in both WSP Global and ANZ strategy. We are committed to grow an Advisory business that is both locally and globally recognised by our clients. We are a strong and connected team who look out for each other, thrive on innovative and challenging work, and aim high. The key national capability streams of our Advisory business are as follows:

1. Strategy, Policy & Communications

2. Environmental management

3. Urban and regional planning and transport planning and mobility

4. Infrastructure Investment Decision Making

5. Performance, Participation and Change

6. Regulatory Advice & Asset Management

7. Digital, Data, Analytics & Reporting

8. Strategic Risk Management

At WSP we make extraordinary efforts to attract, develop, engage and retain the best professionals in our fields of expertise because this is what makes us great.


The Opportunity


We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to grow our Strategic Risk Management and Governance capabilities across the Australian business. We’re seeking a leader who will harness their strong business development, people skills and technical credentials to win, guide and deliver risk projects across all of our business sectors.


It is envisaged that this role will include the ability to work and lead our clients to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop and mature governance and risk frameworks
  • Link strategy to corporate level and operational risks
  • Utilise the best technology solutions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the risk management approach
  • Embed the chosen risk appetite and culture with in the business or project
  • Assessing regulatory risk framework requirements
  • Embedding Future Ready by working with clients to do scenario planning and risk and resilience work.
  • Working with clients on their risk appetite and tolerance to investment decisions making and strategic asset management
  • Working with our Digital and Data Analytics capability to embed a range of digital business applications to support our clients risk management and reporting processes.


What we'll love about you


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, results-driven strategic consultant with a passion for delivering real value to our clients. A naturally collaborative individual and an ability to work in conjunction with cross-functional teams, you will be creative and agile in your thinking and able to influence stakeholders at multiple levels.


To be successful in this role you will:

  • 15 + years’ professional experience
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Exposure to non-financial services risk management
  • A strong understanding of risk management across multiple industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate new work from new and existing client networks.
  • Client liaison skills in order to build rapport, introduce new business, and establish long-term client relationships.


What we will offer you


WSP provides a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities


Inspired by Diversity, Driven by Inclusion…….

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.


Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.


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