30+ days ago


This is an exciting Risk Coordinator opportunity working for our EDF Framework in Morecambe, Lancashire.


Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


Costain supports Energy Energy Generation to maximise the lifespan of its eight UK nuclear power stations and prepare for defuelling and decommissioning. Costain's role is to provide project controls and commercial managed services to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF's eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDFs Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.

As a Risk Coordinator you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting the risks, issues and mitigations associated with large and/or complex projects reporting to the Estimating and Risk Group Head.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes

  • Identifying the risk exposure facing the project or projects responsible for.
  • Understanding the opportunities as well as the threats facing the project, and report these to the Project manager as required.
  • Prioritising risks according to impact and probability of occurrence.
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative risk techniques that enable the effective identification, evaluation and mitigation of risk(s).
  • Supporting the Project Manager in developing a risk strategy and plan that supports project delivery of which the risk register must be a part.
  • Establishing, maintaining and regularly reviewing the project risk plan.
  • Arrange timely risk reviews with risk owners and project team members as required, normally conducted weekly to a pre-planned schedule arranged with the project manager.
  • Monitor and analyse event risks compared to the baseline analysis and evaluations.
  • Identify the stages through which the programme/project risk register should be developed.
  • Assess, using both qualitative and quantitative techniques, the threats, opportunities, probability and impact of the identified risks.
  • Identify, plan and monitor, with the Project Manager, Cost Estimator, Cost Engineer and Planning Engineer, mitigation measures, reviewing risks as they are mitigated, and updating the risk plan and register accordingly.
  • Develop and report risk status to the Project Manager, based upon the risk strategy priorities, thereby enabling proactive decision making to take place.
  • Report an accurate and current event risk position to the Cost Engineer.


  • Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of developing a risk strategy and plan and experience of producing and maintaining risk registers across a range of project areas.


  • Proficient in the use of risk tools and techniques and software/registers.
  • Technical aptitude with a high level of understanding of project management, engineering, regulatory, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning activities and their relation to project costs.
  • The ability to engage with different teams in order to achieve an overall understanding of the project risks, their interdependencies and be able to run risk workshops and report key findings to the WP leads.
  • An analytical bias with the ability to provide solutions to issues.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentational skills with a high level of analytical and numerate skills.
  • Strong MS excel skills and a working knowledge of MS Word and Power Point. 
  • Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support the successful delivery of projects.
  • Able to develop strong internal and external relationships and able to deliver against stakeholder expectations.
  • Self motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
  • Good attention to detail with good time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills.
  • Able to use initiative and work independently as needed.
  • Ability to work flexibly within the demands of the project, where appropriate, while maintaining the procedural and quality requirements of EDF Energy.


  • Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.
  • Professional membership of an appropriate institution desirable (e.g. ACostE, APM or equivalent).


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a Risk role on large and/or complex projects.
  • Ideally have a nuclear background and be familiar with the gated engineering process and design phases.
  • Experience of decommissioning projects would be of benefit, but not essential.
  • Relevant risk management and control experience within a highly regulated multi discipline Engineering Project Management organisation.

Why work for us?


Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.


As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer. 


Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.


Our employee benefits


We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:


  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain


Costain, and the Armed Forces


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


Right to Work & Security Checks


Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we’ll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.


Closing date


Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

Source: Costain