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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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Senior Risk Manager – Rail – Public Sector

  • Job added:   11 February 2019
  • Salary:   £0 - £59000/annum To 20% Flexible Benefits
  • Location:   Birmingham
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209489444
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our rail infrastructure client is now looking for a permanent Senior Risk Manager to work out of their Birmingham based location and be reporting directly into the Head of Project Risk.

This position will suit someone who has previous rail, civils or construction sector experience. You will be managing a small team on Risk Managers, plus a series of people from outside contractors. You should have the capability to guide, lead and challenge when necessary, both internally and with the contractors.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have delivered previously at a very high level or show your gradual progress up to delivering in projects valued at several hundreds of million pounds! The value of the projects you will be involved in here is an excess of £2 Billion!


Lead the identification, management and control of risk and opportunity assessment within the relevant area to actively reduce risk exposure and ensure the successful delivery of the high-profile rail programme. These will generally align to a significant contract area.


Risk Management

•Lead risk, (threats and opportunity) and value management activities to actively manage risk and seek efficiencies across the area of the programme particularly cost and schedule.

•Lead on risk, cost and schedule assessment on all changes, whilst working in correlation with cost, change and planning managers for the area.

•Manage, maintain and take ownership of area risk registers and the forward programme of risk management, ensuring input from relevant internal and external stakeholders.

•Manage and take ownership of all relevant risk management data at area level.

•Lead the formulation, agree and communicate risk and compliance standards and strategies, and monitor and oversee their implementation throughout the project life cycle.

•Support the head of project risk

•Promote the joint evaluation of risks with delivery teams, contractors and suppliers to establish a basis for risk sharing and identification.

•Provide specialist expertise and consultancy and support in risk management across the organisation as required.

•Lead, guide, support and mentor other risk specialists to influence a large number of stakeholders throughout the organisation.

•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 apply risk management concepts and procedures to large scale projects

•Ability to provide specialist impartial advice to internal stakeholders

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

•Ability to challenge existing procedures to support best practice risk management.

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

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


•A relevant Risk Management qualification or equivalent relevant experience.


•Experience in a project risk management role within infrastructure projects/commercial construction projects

•Technical knowledge of risk management and risk management approaches, techniques and modelling capability


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


Jobholder delivers risk management across the business, making significant top-level decisions and providing broad functional guidance regarding risk management for the organisation.


The area is a contract of about £1Bn value. No direct budget but significant impact on the overall budget.

Directly line management responsibility for the Risk Manager and indirectly manages a team of approximately 2-4 people.


The Risk Lead is a key role reporting to the Head of Project Risk (Delivery) within the Programme and Strategy Directorate. The role has a strong project management focus with functional lead on risk management.

This is the chance to be involved in a project that has got a demonstrable life span

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