Project Risk Manager

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Date: 08-Jan-2023

Location: Brampton, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:343063 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Job Title: Project Risk Manager (PrRM)

Job Code: PB-PS-01

Purpose of the job:

  • Anticipate and manage risks and opportunities of the Project in an efficient and pro-active manner.
  • Ensure mitigation plans are defined and related actions are performed.


Organisation structure:  

Project & Bid

Reports directly to:

Project Manager


Other reporting to:          

Functional manager (if any) Head of Department

Direct reports:



Network & Links   


  • Member of the Project Core Team
  • Platform Directors, Experts, Department Heads



  • Consortium Partners (if any)




Support the Project Manager and the Project Team on risks aspects.

Key accountabilities:


Support the Project Manager and the Project Team on risks aspects.

Risk Management Policy and Procedures:

  • Define and implement a Project Risk Management Plan (possible part of the PMP).
  • Ensure that Project members are trained at an appropriate level in the discipline of Risk Management by running seminars and training courses.

Risk Identification and Assessment:

  • Act as a support to Project Team for the identification and the assessment of risks, and the implementation and follow-up of mitigation actions.
  • Act as leader on risk identification ‘brainstorming’ sessions.
  • Propose risk owners within the Project for approval by the Project Manager.
  • Evaluate each identified risk in collaboration with the risk owners.

Risk Mitigation and Monitoring:

  • Act as a support to risk owners for the definition, the implementation and the follow-up of mitigation actions.
  • Ensure that the approved risk mitigation actions are integrated into the main Project schedule and budget, by linking with the project schedule and cost control team.
  • Monitor progress on risks and risk mitigation actions.

Risk Reporting:

  • Create and maintain consolidated Risk Register.
  • Produce regular Risk Assessment Reports
  • Maintain and update the bowling chart associated

Work package:

  • With the help of the Finance Controller and the Work Package Owner monitor the different work package review .


Canadian Content:

  • Edit and update the Canadian Content for the project


  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.



Key Job Authorities and Dimensions

  • No reporting team


Performance measurements:

  • Regular risk sessions held with the Core Team and WPO
  • Clear mitigation plans with Person in Charge identified
  • Traceability of the information and decisions for MPR, CPR
  • Deeper investigation with the Core Team in case of main risk occurring on a project


Educational Requirements  


  • Project management background level depending on the complexity of the Project/Program
  • Good knowledge of railway products and systems


  • AACE Certified (DRMP)




  • Experience of Risk management processes within ALSTOM way of Working


  • IPMA-D

Competencies & Skills  

  • Ability to detect unusual risks out of RFP documents and level of ambition taken within the offered solutions (including costing and planning aspects)
  • Anticipation skill
  • Negotiation skill
  • Ability to build agreed mitigation commitments

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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