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Head of Business Continuity and Resilience

Job Introduction

Develop and represent the Business Continuity and Resilience function for a major infrastructure development programme. Subject matter expertise on Business Continuity and Resilience ensuring alignment to Policy, best practice and international standard.

Role Responsibility

The Head of Business Continuity and Resilience is responsible for:

  • Design, delivery, implementation and ongoing maintenance of Business Continuity procedures and processes across HS2 Tunnels Project
  • High level Business Impact / Strategic Impact, HILP Risk management, which involves analysing risks as well as identifying mitigations and response plans.
  • Follow through on requirements for HILP/catastrophic risks management and associated regulatory compliance
  • Engaging with the SLT and senior management in order to achieve an overall understanding of the Business Continuity interdependencies and ensure leadership and commitment;
  • Support the design, planning and delivery of exercises and tests, and resilience reviews
  • Participate and support Project Area Recovery planning exercises
  • Promote Incident Management requirements including drill /exercise incident support, incident meetings and Post exercise reviews
  • Providing information to the other functions to assist risk capture and management in an appropriate way (e.g. Project Director, Department Heads, Joint Venture Board, etc.) to ensure BC awareness at all project levels, specific parts of the JV business and to Stakeholders;
  • Participate in audits of policy and compliance to ISO standards;
  • Providing support and training to staff to build Business Continuity function within the project;
  • Close collaboration with and guidance of the project team
  • Interfacing with other critical stakeholders to enable optimal solutions to be established.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience in Business Continuity, Risk Management or other resilience disciplines
  • Prior experience in Business Continuity / HILP risk management functions in large infrastructure/equivalent projects
  • Maintained and current subject matter expertise of Business Continuity processes and best practice
  • Understanding of Incident Management practices
  • Strong communication skills at all levels, including executive
  • Competent in delivering presentations and training to large multidisciplinary audiences
  • Strong analytical skills, able to transfer and analyse business and technology requirements

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways


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