Risk Analyst

Contact Niamh Kedney
  • Salary: €80,000 - €90,000
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

We are currently assisting our client in their search for a Risk Analyst to join their team in Dublin. Your role will be to provide technical risk support to the CME department, assess and evaluate potential risks and uncertainties associated with engineering projects and develop risk mitigation strategies and recommend actions to minimize project vulnerabilities. . This is a full-time role with a fixed working week of 36 hours.


  • Collaborate with teams to proactively identify and evaluate risks associated with railway engineering maintenance, projects, occupational health and safety.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to safeguard project success.
  • Provide expertise in quantitative and qualitative risk analysis methodologies.
  • Maintain compliance with industry regulations and safety standards.
  • Foster a culture of risk awareness and effective risk management within the department.
  • Identify potential risks and uncertainties that could impact engineering maintenance/projects, such as safety, technical, financial, or regulatory risks.
  • Evaluate the likelihood and potential impact of identified risks using quantitative and qualitative analysis methods.
  • Gather and analyse data related to risks, including historical data, industry benchmarks, and market trends.
  • Develop and use mathematical models to simulate various risk scenarios and assess their potential outcomes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop risk mitigation strategies and action plans.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of risk assessments, mitigation plans, and ongoing risk monitoring activities.
  • Prepare and present risk reports to stakeholders, highlighting key findings and recommended actions.
  • Continuously monitor progress and external factor that may affect risk levels, and update risk assessments accordingly.
  • Assist in the development of contingency plans to address unforeseen events or emergencies.
  • Ensure that risk management activities adhere to industry regulations, safety standards, and company policies.
  • Provide data-driven insights to assist in decision-making processes related to project scope, budget, and timelines.
  • Educate team members about risk management best practices and promote a culture of risk awareness within the engineering department.
  • Contribute to the improvement of risk management processes and tools based on lessons learned.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including staff, contractors, and regulatory bodies, to address andmitigate risks.


  • Qualification and experience and demonstrable expertise in area of Risk assessment and risk management .
  • Technical knowledge and experience in heavy industry
  • Ability to manage resources
  • Safety Focus and knowledge.
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Presentation/ Communication skills.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment and application of systems such as CSM Risk
  • Prior use of various risk assessment methods such as Bow tie, Zonal Hazard analysis, FMEA, Fault tree etc.
  • 5 years’ experience in Risk role, using various methods of quantitative analysis
  • Understanding of railway operations
  • Knowledge of railway vehicles and components design
  • Traction and Rolling Stock maintenance and overhaul knowledge / experience.
  • An understanding of the technologies and environment associated with rail transportation.
  • Good understanding of the commercial and legal aspects of system risk.
  • Knowledge of railway standards and appropriate industry standards relevant to railway industry. Such as: CSM REA, ISO 12100, RAMS
  • Interest in statistics, identifying patterns and trends in data

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For more information or to apply directly email niamh.kedney@sonastechnical.com




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