Operational Risk Manager (ORM) Rail

Location:United Kingdom

A vacancy has arisen for an Operational Risk Manager within G&W UK/Europe reporting to the HSSE Director Rail. The purpose of this role will be to support the HSSE Director – Rail in ensuring risks associated with all train working, movement, training etc are effectively controlled. The postholder is responsible for maintaining operational risk assessments and ensuring suitable control associated with all of these activities are in place and being managed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out training needs for any new business or existing business including working with customers and other platforms i.e. Engineering / Terminals. Provide operational standards support safety implementation for any new training requirement;
  • Support managers in the promulgation of world-class risk management across the service platform, with specific focus on risk identification, management and control. Collaborate to deliver support, general advice and guidance on relevant company standards and safe working practices;
  • Ensure operational changes within G&W UK are effectively managed in general and with particular regard to the safety implications on the introduction of new or revised services to rail;
  • Facilitate with Rail Subject Matter Expert Business Partner 3 monthly Operational safety/standards production meetings with all PM’s & OSM’s / Control Manager (to ensure continuous improvement);
  • Co-ordinate attendance at NR regional OPSRAM to ensure a constant approach to Operational safety management (Consolidate lessons learnt & Initiatives);
  • Attend External Key Stakeholder Meetings [Network Rail L2/RSSB]
  • Undertake internal audits, assessment and verification processes relating to operational safety standards and assist managers in the implementation of recommendation, preventative and corrective actions;
  • Carry out assessment and verification quality checks of EDS [Provide statistical data to compare both assessment and verification quality];
  • Assist in the Production of Operational KPI safety reports.
  • Assist the HSSE Team in ensuring Operational incident and accident investigations are actioned and addressed by the approximate manager in a timely.
  • Discharge responsibilities as identified within the SMS, safety plan and other relevant documents.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. The successful applicant will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the role within the overall business objectives of the organisation.


    • Extensive and relevant Operational Rail experience and preferably previous specialist technical and operational subject matter expertise.
    • Ability to perform the role of an Internal auditor and verifier;
    • preferably previous experience in a safety management role.
    • Knowledge of current legislation, policies and procedures;
    • Ability to undertake risk assessments in accordance with Rail industry practices;
    • Coaching and training skills with ability to identify skill gaps and training needs, developing staff;
    • Proactive, innovative and creative approach to problem solving;
    • Excellent oral communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with staff, colleagues and customers;
    • Written communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise reports.
    • Prioritise and work well under pressure, whilst making key decisions;
    • Numerical and analytical skills with ability to interpret data/information and produce in a clear and logical format;

We offer:

    • A competitive salary with opportunities for overtime paid at regular intervals
    • Final Salary Pension Scheme
    • Generous leave entitlement
    • Generous employee benefits package, including attractive corporate discounts.
    • Training and development opportunities

We fully support a healthy work/life balance and have a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to promote well-being.

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