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Risk managers identify and assess possible threats to construction projects. They take into account financial, legal, environmental and reputational risks, plus risks to the workforce and organisation they work for. They work closely with project managers, health and safety teams, human resources and legal teams. Risk managers create policies to protect assets and minimise accidents, mistakes, budget loss or public liability.
You can gain the qualifications you need by doing a university course.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
You could do an undergraduate degree in:
Afterwards, you may be able to join a company’s graduate trainee scheme.
If you have a first degree that is unrelated to risk management, you could do a distance learning qualification to help you move into this field. The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) offers two courses:
You'll need 2 - 3 A Levels (or equivalent) for an undergraduate degree.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone looking to become a risk manager include:
As a risk manager you will be responsible for the design and deployment of corporate risk management processes. This can involve reporting on problems and providing support to staff and colleagues.
The job role of a risk manager involves the following duties:
The expected salary for a risk manager varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources
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With experience, you could progress to become a senior or chief risk officer and earn a higher salary.
You could specialise in certain types of risk, such as financial, operational or environmental risk.
You could work as a self-employed risk consultant.