Risk Manager - Australia

Requisition ID: 275672 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 


Bechtel Mining and Metals has an opportunity for an experienced person to join our team in Brisbane as Australia Region Risk Manager. 


What We Offer:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.


About the Role:

As Australia Region Risk Manager, you will be responsible for identification and evaluation of project risks and the selection of appropriate combinations of risk retention and risk transfer techniques in Australia. This is primarily a specialist position which combines risk management/insurance experience with negotiating and influencing skill. However, it also entails regular supervision of Deputy Risk Manager, Administrative Assistants, and clerical staff, as applicable. You will also maintain contacts with clients, insurance and company representatives.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in contract negotiations with clients and others to obtain necessary protections, making use of contractual risk transfer, risk retention, loss prevention and commercial insurance techniques in a manner compatible with business development objectives.
  • Develop alternative risk financing strategies in response to client positions/requirements.
  • Initiate recommended language and alternative provisions for responsibility, liability, and insurance matters in proposals, contracts, subcontracts, and other documents.
  • Identify and evaluate risks arising from all project activities and available risk financing alternatives.
  • Review proposed contracts and bid documents prepared elsewhere to determine adequacy and economy of protection afforded.
  • Other duties as designated.


What You Bring:

  • Professional experience in risk management or insurance (corporate risk management, broker, insurance carrier underwriting or claims).
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Knowledge of risk, insurance, liability, finance, actuarial principles and concepts, including insurance marketing and underwriting principles.
  • Skilled in project contractual negotiations and administration.
  • Knowledge of overall Bechtel risk appetite and approach, insurance arrangements and their applicability in project risk considerations.
  • Knowledge of complex builder’s risk insurance programs and controlled insurance programs.


Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.


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Why Choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that exceptional people deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work. Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers. Talented people are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.