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Senior Consultant: Operational Risk Management (Subject Matter Expert) - United Arab Emirates  

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Posted on : 18 September 2017

Project Description

Job Description

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is the operations management consulting arm of the DuPont corporation. With over 215 years of operations history at 240 plants worldwide, we are the only global consulting firm with deep owner/operator experience dedicated to risk analysis and risk management.  We partner with clients to solve their most vexing and complex challenges with a unique blend of management consulting and deep engineering operations experience and help them better protect, extract and create asset value. As the partner of choice for the world’s leading companies, we work across our client’s entire value chain, apply our global thought leadership in operations risk management from diverse industries and work closely with clients from the Board Room to the shop floor. As owner/operators we bring our clients practical real-life experiences, with a proven history, that extract additional asset value while improving business performance. The DSS team is a blended mix of top talented individuals and global thought leaders with strong consulting and operations backgrounds that provide industries custom-built solutions that fit their operating culture and improve the bottom line.  Our client portfolio includes the world’s leading companies in oil and gas, chemical, utilities, metals and mining and manufacturing industries.

As a Senior Operational Risk Management Consultant with expertise in risk management, safety management systems development, and process improvement implementation you will lead projects in Operational Risk Management transformation programs. You will help clients design and implement solutions that help senior executives manage operational risks on the shop floor and process lines and ensure sustainable business performance, with the purpose of not just protecting asset value but also extracting and creating value. You will be responsible for identifying, designing, and implementing effective solutions and must be equally conversant with senior executives and process line supervisors. You will be knowledgeable and have experience using diverse risk assessment tools and have experience implementing risk mitigation programs that appropriately balance operational risks with improved business performance. You will feel comfortable working through a client’s value chain, develop risk scenarios, identify and propose risk mitigation strategies, and link operational risk management outcomes to client’s business performance and their business plan. It is critical that you can demonstrate the ability to see operational risk challenges across the entire value chain, as well as, be able to dive into technical details on the process line.


The candidate will have good engineering or operations experience and strong management consulting skills. The candidate must have strong and proven expertise in designing and implementing all aspects of risk management programs, coupled with excellent written and verbal communication, leadership and influencing skills, be a creative thought leader, and can drive client teams to deliver outcomes and manage change in complex organizations in high-risk industries.


Responsibilities:



-Drive the design and execution of consulting engagements in operational risk management to help clients protect, extract, and create value in their assets, be outcome-focused and ensure client requirements  are not only met but exceeded. This includes:

  • Work closely with senior executives to understand their business challenges, identify risk scenarios that impact their business goals and performance and link business performance to the organization’s operational risks
  • Work across the client’s business portfolio and value chain, while determining when and how to deep dive into technical operations on the process line or shop floor to better manage operational risks and enhance the client’s business value
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively across diverse client stakeholders, including the client business ecosystem
  • Identify proactively issues and risks in relation to the specific delivery activities and liaise with the wider project team to evaluate potential solutions and pursue the optimal course of actions to minimize adverse impact and maximize project success
  • Build and implement client solutions that fit client culture, business environment and improves client business performance

-Lead operational risk management proposals and provide expertise as part of proposal development and support to other team members


-Thought leader and creative thinker in operational risk management with the ability to create new risk methodologies and approaches


-Play an active role in building the firm:

  • Participate and contribute to functional and/or industry networks with the aim of developing and sharing best practices
  • Be a thought leader in operational risk management and help build firm capability
  • Provide feedback and coaching to junior colleagues to support their development within DSS

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Job Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience in application / facilitation of a wide range of risk analysis and risk management techniques
  • Knowledge and practical experience in business planning and developing risk scenarios based on business plans and operations
  • Broad understanding of operational risk management and how different management and operations elements are linked together
  • Experience developing and improving governance and organizational structures, risk culture, and process improvement
  • Experience evaluating client value chains, developing process maps, and determining their risk profile
  • Ability to effectively deliver training and coaching sessions to senior executives to build/strengthen capabilities
  • Experience along the entire lifecycle of an asset, from concept, design/build, operations/maintenance, modification and asset retirement
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and team-working attitude to be able to work in fast-paced, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Effective leadership skills to drive project execution in complex environments
  • Strong/effective verbal and written communication to be able to interact at various levels of the organization, from senior executives to technicians and operators
  • Problem solving and flexibility to analyze and adapt to fluid and nebulous situations
  • Proven track record in relevant highly-hazard/heavy manufacturing industries such oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, metal processing, etc
  • BS/BA in engineering or equivalent, MBA or MS preferred with 15 years’ experience
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Other languages will be a plus
  • Ability to travel extensively up to 80 % of monthly time