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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Risk Manager – Rail – Public Sector

  • Job added:   13 February 2019
  • Salary:   £45000 - £50000/annum Benefits
  • Location:   Birmingham
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209495428
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our rail infrastructure client is now looking for a permanent Risk Manager to work out of their Birmingham based location and be reporting directly into their Senior Risk Manager.

This position will suit someone who has previous rail, civils or construction sector experience. You will be working in a small team of internal Risk Managers, plus a series of people from outside contractors. This role is reporting in to the Senior Risk Manager.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have delivered previously within high valued projects. The value of the projects you will be involved in here is an excess of £1 Billion!


Provide risk management services to project and programme teams as set out in risk management policies, strategy processes and procedures.


Titles of all direct reports to the same line manager:

•Risk Manager (x4)


•Delivers effective risk management & assurance services to our client, including coordination of all integrated assurance activities


•Provide leadership and guidance in risk management and ensure that principles are applied to all stages of the project lifecycle, to allocate area of programme.

•Proactively ensure that all projects comply with the risk management procedures.

•Manage and guide others in relation to use of risk management data.

•Promote the joint evaluation of risks with contractors to establish a basis for risk sharing and incentives.

•Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI



•Ability to build complex cost, schedule and risk models in a number of applications, appropriate to maturity of projects and programmes

•Ability to develop and implement appropriate risk management actions for identified risks across projects

•Communication skills

•Ability to build and manage relationships both internally and externally with all stakeholders.

•Ability to explain risk assessments to non-specialists,

•Ability to deliver outputs to agreed deadlines and able to demonstrate flexibility

•Problem solving ability to ability to use quantitative research and analytical thinking.

•Ability to work autonomously or in a team environment, motivating self and others.


•Technical knowledge of all aspects of project and programme risk management and techniques

-Knowledge of current project management and project control processes, particularly on infrastructure or rail projects.


•Experience in a project risk role within large-scale infrastructure projects/commercial construction projects.


-The jobholder will be expected to demonstrate at all times behaviour aligned to our client’s values of Integrity, Respect, Leadership and Safety


-Jobholder will make significant operational decisions regarding risk management elements of projects and will provide risk management expert professional advice to inform decision making.


-No direct budget but significant impact on the overall budget.

-Provides risk management support and direction to project team members.


-Senior Risk Manager



-The Risk Manager reports to the Risk Lead

This is an opportunity to work on a high-profile project with a demonstrable life span

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