Are you a courageous, strategic thinker with a passion for identifying, assessing, mitigating, and managing risk? Are you a positive team player who works effectively across all organizational boundaries? Do you have the ability to build trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders and view risk as a potential benefit rather than a challenging barrier? If so, we want to hear from you!
The Leader, Risk Management is responsible for creating a culture of risk-informed decision-making at executive and leadership levels and is accountable for the consistent adaptation and implementation of an overall risk management framework and related processes.
This position leads in advancing the company’s risk management culture – moving toward a culture that has a rigorous risk identification, assessment of enterprise and technical safety risks and management of risk to the organization, its employees, customers, reputation, assets and interests of stakeholders.
The position supports effective risk management processes, serves as strategic risk advisor to the company, participates in management’s development of risk mitigation plans and delivers risk management education to Technical Safety BC employees at all levels and communicates to key stakeholders regarding the risk profile of the business.
Other areas of focus include: corporate insurance, and fraud prevention programs.
Status: Regular, Full Time, Excluded Reports to: Director, Digital Innovation & Partnerships Location: Vancouver, BC
1. Enterprise risk framework: Supports development of vision for risk management at Technical Safety BC
Works with the Executive Team and the Board to establish the risk appetite for the organization and supports the development and implementation of limits tied to risk appetite, and methodologies across Technical Safety BC.
Provides strategic direction for systems, practices, and tools that support the vision.
Acts as a strategic advisor, informing on risk management best practices.
Recommends changes to the ERM Framework, supporting policies and practices, as needed.
Integrates risk management with strategy setting and business planning. Identifies key initiatives and measures for the business plan that will result in a comprehensive risk management system. Enhances decision support by providing a reliable basis for planning
Develops organizational knowledge and capability in risk management
2. Risk management program leadership: Oversees the identification and analysis of risk and the communication, implementation and monitoring of risk treatment plans. Challenges risk/control owners’ assessments of their risks and controls on a regular basis measuring progress towards risk reduction goals.
3. Risk reporting: accountable for Board, Committees and Executives risk reporting, biannually. Maintains enterprise and technology-specific risk information.
4. Risk communication: promotes the use of common risk language in the organization. Creates risk awareness and understanding of impact on the organization. Represents the company externally at forums, conferences, etc. Provides orientation to Board members on enterprise risk management framework (including safety system risk management).
5. Research and development: oversees the review of risk management initiatives and policy in other jurisdictions to identify and support the development of risk models.
6. Training: Provides support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness. Recommends, develops and conducts risk management training, including e-learning.
7. Insurance program management: Supports the negotiation of the Corporate Insurance Program covering exposures such as employees’, officers’ and board’s professional liability.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Ten (10) years’ experience in developing and implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) and frameworks
Detailed experience applying risk concepts in organizational settings, including recognizing differences in risk perception, risk appetite, imperfect information and limitation of resources.
Experience in partnering with the Executive management team and the Board to make sound choices for managing organizational risks relative to level of investment and established risk appetite and tolerance limits.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to interpret and synthesize broad data and fact sets
Expertise in designing and implementing risk assessment tools.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to be diplomatic and persuasive to a variety of constituents (internal and external).
Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally
Effectiveness at creative problem-solving, bringing innovative solutions to new and recurring problems
Knowledge and understanding of the technical disciplines regulated by the Technical Safety BC.
Demonstrated knowledge of performance management principles and practices
Effectiveness in facilitation and change management and excellent negotiation skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Undergraduate degree in business administration, or a related discipline (master’s preferred). Preference for a registered risk management professional (e.g., RF, CRM, CRMA, CPA, I.CD,)
Internal Number: 19-88
About Technical Safety BC
Technical Safety BC has a bold vision for the future: Safe technical systems. Everywhere. Our organization engages future-thinkers from demographically and technologically diverse backgrounds to work together to create knowledge about risk and safety.
For more information about how we advance safe technical systems through BC, please visit our website at https://www.technicalsafetybc.ca/