Portfolio Risk Manager

Assignment Description

Looking for an experienced capital project practitioner with strong organizational, interpersonal, and executive presentation skills to fill Sustaining Portfolio Risk Manager.  The individual who is selected to fill this role shall possess an ability to collaborate across many organizations simultaneously and quickly synthesize technical, financial, and capital project information to identify the short and long-term opportunities.  This position is part of the reports to the Performance Manager, Capital Projects.  The role will work closely with the Capital Project Managers as well as members of the Corporate Project Engineering and Design, Project Controls, and Capital Project Excellence and Assurance organizations.  This position plans, organizes, directs, performs, reviews, and presents risk information and conducts audits to ensure compliance with risk procedures with minimum supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to engineering, design, construction practices and commercial acumen. These activities support the achievement of technical and commercial objectives.

 Subject Matter Expertise:

 Understand key business objectives and drivers

  • Work as a member advising our stakeholders in identifying areas of risk and improvement opportunities for review and action.
  • Assist business function leaders in identifying which process and controls of the portfolio needs to implement to be successfully executed and comply with statutory as well as APP requirements. 
  • Promote and enable the ongoing development of a governance & risk culture and effectively communicate status and provide risk reporting to senior management and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement the Project Risk Management Strategy and Risk Governance, including Risk Register and the Incident Management process. Ensure hazardous conditions, near misses and injuries and other material incidents will be reported immediately.
  • Facilitate risk workshops to assess changes and identify activities, which would provide reasonable assurance that the strategic (Category 2) project risks are identified, measured and managed, including validation of any assumptions and interpretations. Help think about recommendations and develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Maintain a current and detailed knowledge of the key projects’ scope within execution progress to proactively identify risks and opportunities. 
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure they are aware of potential changes and their implications for strategy and operations. 
  • Develop and report the risk appetite monitoring dashboard for senior management.
  • Work closely and proactively with the rest of the team, including, but not limited to participation in cross-training activities
  • Ability to lead CSRA efforts

Qualifications Required


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Construction Management and/or applicable course of study or equivalent work experience


  • 15+ years of experience in petrochemical/chemical or mining industries 
  • Technical Experience conducting Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis for portfolio of capital projects
  • The owner’s team Sustaining Portfolio Risk Manager role is considered key for the success of the portfolio management and the successful candidate should bring a ‘hands-on’ and ‘can do’ attitude into the team while sharing focus across risk management and compliance with the statutory and projects governance processes.


  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and interpret the needs of internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and generate ideas resulting in continuous improvement; and
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and meet competing deadlines
  • Top-tier analytical skills used to identify gaps and develop/implement solutions




Houston, TX

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Melissa Macklin


Chemical Company


Pos ID

28 nov 2022