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Risk Specialist - Rail

We have an exciting requirement for a risk specialist with extensive experience on large rail projects to work client side on a large rail programme and be based in the UAE. Candidates applying for this position will have a bachelors degree, 8 + years experience and experience working in a similar position on a large rail project.


  • Provide guidance in risk management and ensure that principles are applied to all stages of the lifecycle as appropriate to the area of the programme
  • Proactively assure that all areas comply with the risk management procedures
  • Promote the joint evaluation of risks with contractors to establish a basis for risk sharing and incentives (as relevant)
  • Ensure that appropriate risk registers and mitigation plans are kept current and that timely risk information can be provided to support decision making
  • Prepare required monthly and ad-hoc reports from our clients Risk Management System to support reporting and decision making
  • Prepare risk information for inclusion in quantitative risk analysis, including facilitating the capture of quantitative cost and schedule inputs
  • Escalation of significant risks, or risks with limited mitigation to line management and the risk function.

About You:

  • Risk management skills; able to develop and implement appropriate risk management actions for identified risks across the project
  • Communication skills; able to build and manage working relationships both internally and externally with all stakeholders and able to explain risk assessments to non-specialists
  • Organisational skills: able to deliver outputs to tight deadlines in a highly pressured environment demonstrating flexibility, determination and resilience
  • Problem Solving skills: able to demonstrate complex, quantitative research and analytical thinking
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge of all aspects of project and programme risk management and techniques


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years postgraduate experience
  • Experience working in a Risk Mitigation/Management role on a large railways project

Up to AED 35k per month

Risk Specialist - Rail

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Published on 22 Nov 2019