Lead Risk Analyst

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as HS2 and Trans-Pennine Upgrade, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.



We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering and Project Controls team in London, by recruiting a Lead Risk Analyst focussing on the Old Oak Common station project as part of HS2.



This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Risk Analyst to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.



Main Duties


To deliver Quantified cost and Time risk analysis, support in the training and guidance of trainee and apprentice risk analysts, support the senior risk manager in management and delivery of risk for the project including management and updated of the Risk management plan, procedures and continuous improvement activities.



  • Support the maintaining of a robust risk management structure and procedures to deliver the required level of control and management of risk within the project.
  • Promote the Risk strategy within the project and with relevant Supply chain interfaces.
  • Carry out Qualitative Risk analysis for the project, work packages, departments or functions.
  • Support Risk Owners in assessing and managing their risks.
  • Carrying out QCRA activities at agreed intervals to support the development of cost forecast.
  • Carrying out QSRA activities at agreed intervals to support the development of prolongation analysis, risk adjusted schedules and schedule recovery/development plans.
  • Create periodic risk reports that are suitably structured and are of sufficient quality to support the transfer of risk information and the requirements for decision making at both WBS and Organisational levels.
  • Engage with Subject Matter experts and Supply chains for the analysis and guidance of risk mitigation.
  • To work closely with supporting functions around assurance, quality and lessons learned to assure project wide risks are clearly understood with mitigations managed at a senior level. Assure cross pollination of information around risk and performance.
  • Facilitate or support on Risk Root cause and Assumption analysis for the WBS and project including supply chain and HS2,
  • Review key Engineering/Design concerns with SME’ to assess areas of concern or opportunities to improve value and support stage change and change control activities,
  • Dependencies reviews as part of the root cause analysis structure and in support of developing mitigating actions, change control activities and schedule uncertainty development, and
  • To mentor trainees and apprentices as required.







  • Experience of working on major projects within the Engineering or Construction industry
  • A demonstrable track record of Risk Analysis
  • Quantified cost risk analysis
  • Quantified schedule risk analysis
  • Risk database management
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience
  • Experience within Primavera Risk Analysis, Xactium, Palisade @ risk and Power BI would be very beneficial



In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services, and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:

reasonableadjustments@systra.com  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.